The 23rd Annual Midwest Institute for Students and Teachers of Psychology

Friday, Feb. 26, 2016

College of DuPage

Jack H. Turner Conference Center
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 2000
Jack H. Turner Conference Center 
425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599

The 23rd Midwest Institute for Teachers of Psychology is being held concurrently with the 16th Midwest Institute for Students of Psychology. Each year more than 200 teachers and students from high school through graduate school gather to share their knowledge and experience of the science of psychology. The program offers a variety of sessions presented by leaders in psychology education as well as ample time for informal sharing and networking among participants.

MISTOP has been approved for Continuing Professional Development Units (CPDUs) for Illinois high school teachers by the Illinois State Board of Education.

Conference Schedule: Friday, February 26

Poster Session

8 to 9:30 a.m.
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 2000

Registration and Breakfast

9 to 9:30 a.m.
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 2000

Welcome and Introductions

9:30 a.m.
Ada Wainwright, College of DuPage

World Class Creativity and Mental Illness

9:45 to 11 a.m.
Gregory J. Feist, San Jose State University


11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1144

Concurrent Sessions

12:30 to 1:45 p.m.
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 2000 A, B, F and Health Science Center (HSC), Room 2322

Using YouTube Videos

Alandra Weller-Clarke, Benedictine University

Development of a Discipline Specific Peer Mentor Program

Mikelene Ray, Angela Frey and students, Alverno College

Breaking Psychology Out of the Box: Moving Mindfulness and Social-Emotional Education Across the University

Terri Christiansen, Timothy Pedigo, Al Tuskenis, Hillary Johnson and Andrew Head, Governors State University

Student-Faculty Partnerships in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Leslie Cameron and Cornelia Zerban, Carthage College

Concurrent Sessions

2 to 3:15 p.m.
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 2000 A, B, F and Health Science Center (HSC), Room 2322

The Walking Dead Psychology: Psych of the Living Dead

Patrick O’Connor, College of DuPage

What Every Introductory Psychology Student Should Know about Statistics

William Addison, Eastern Illinois University

The Make-Up and Management of Psychology Club

Jeff Kellogg, Jill Crane, Alyee Willets, Jillian Charboneau, Laura Mascari, Emily Meyer and Rachel Bell, Marian University

Using the Science of Learning to Enhance Teaching and Learning

Jeffrey Stowell, Eastern Illinois University

Refreshments and Announcing Posters

3:15 to 3:30 p.m.
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 2000

Concurrent Sessions

3:30 to 4:45 p.m.

Capping of a Great Semester with Capstone Projects

Cari Stevenson, Kankakee Community College; Sandra Chavez, Governors State University; Tyler Hamlin, University of Illinois-Chicago; and Hollye Dionne and Sydney Hartman, Olivet Nazarene University

Beyond Pixels

Hilary Rosenthal and Pete Masciopinto, Glenbrook South High School

Attacking, Defending and Triaging Psychological Science

Brian Collisson, Marian University

How Psychology can Help you Succeed in College

Valerie Hill, Mathew Domico and Mathew Lange, Lewis University


5 to 6 p.m.
Student Services Center (SCC), Room 1200

The Future of Teaching is Collaborative, Social and Global

6 to 7:15 p.m.
Ali Mattu, Columbia University Medical Center
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 2000

Friday Night Live

7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Student Services Center (SCC), Room 1200


Contact Information

Social/Behavioral Sciences and the Library Division Office
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2E06
(630) 942-2010