The 27th Annual Midwest Institute for Students and Teachers of Psychology

Friday, March 6, 2020

Join us on March 6 to share and discuss the teaching of psychology. We are honored to have Dr. James Garbarino and Dr. Tim Lawson as part of our day.

Keynote Speakers

James Garbarino received his PhD in Human Development and Family Studies from Cornell University in 1973. He currently holds the Maude C. Clarke Chair in Humanistic Psychology and was founding Director of the Center for the Human Rights of Children at Loyola University Chicago. Previously he was Elizabeth Lee Vincent Professor of Human Development and Co-Director of the Family Life Development Center at Cornell University, where he is now Emeritus Professor. He earned his B.A. from St. Lawrence University in 1968, and his Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies from Cornell University in 1973. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Garbarino has served as consultant or advisor to a wide range of organizations, including the National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse, the National Institute for Mental Health, the American Medical Association, the National Black Child Development Institute, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect, and the FBI. In 1991, he undertook missions for UNICEF to assess the impact of the Gulf War upon children in Kuwait and Iraq, and advises programs dealing with literacy as a resource in dealing with trauma in El Salvador and India.

Among the books he has authored or edited are: Listening to Killers: Lessons Learned from My 20 Years as a Psychological Expert Witness in Murder Cases (2015), Miller’s Children: Why Giving Teenage Killers a Second Chance Matters for All of Us (2018), Children and the Dark Side of Human Experience (2008), See Jane Hit: Why Girls Are Growing More Violent and What We Can Do About It (2006). And Words Can Hurt Forever: How to Protect Adolescents from Bullying, Harassment, and Emotional Violence (2002); Parents Under Siege: Why You Are the Solution, Not the Problem, in Your Child’s Life (2001); Lost Boys: Why Our Sons Turn Violent and How We Can Save Them (1999); Raising Children in a Socially Toxic Environment (1995); Let's Talk About Living in a World with Violence (1993); Children in Danger: Coping With The Consequences of Community Violence (1992); Children and Families in the Social Environment, Second edition (1992); What Children Can Tell Us (1989); No Place To Be A Child: Growing Up In A War Zone (1991); Psychologically Battered Child (1986); Troubled Youth, Troubled Families (1986); Adolescent Development: An Ecological Perspective (1985); Social Support Networks (1983); Successful Schools and Competent Students (1981); Understanding Abusive Families (1980; Second Edition, 1997); and Protecting Children from Abuse and Neglect (1980). Dr. Garbarino serves as a consultant for media reports on children and families. In 1981, he received the Silver Award at the International Film and Television Festival of New York for co-authoring "Don't Get Stuck There: A Film on Adolescent Abuse." In 1985, he collaborated with John Merrow to produce "Assault on the Psyche," a program dealing with psychological abuse. He also serves as a scientific expert witness in criminal and civil cases involving issues of violence and children.

The National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect honored Dr. Garbarino in 1985 with its first C. Henry Kempe Award, in recognition of his efforts on behalf of abused and neglected children. In 1979, and again in 1981, he received the Mitchell Prize from the Woodlands Conference on Sustainable Societies. In 1987, he was elected President of the American Psychological Association's Division on Child, Youth and Family Services. In 1988, he received the American Humane Association's Vincent De Francis Award for nationally significant contributions to child protection. In 1989, he received the American Psychological Association's Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Public Service, and in 1992, the Society for Psychological Study of Social Issues prize for research on child abuse. In 1993, he received the Brandt F. Steele Award from the Kempe National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect, and in 1994 the American Psychological Association's Division on Child, Youth and Family Services’ Nicholas Hobbs Award. Also in 1994, he received the Dale Richmond Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics. In 1995, he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters by St. Lawrence University. In 1999, he received the Humanitarian Award from the University of Missouri’s International Center for Psychosocial Trauma. In 2000, he received the President’s Celebrating Success Award from the National Association of School Psychologists, and in 2003 the Outstanding Service to Children Award of the Chicago Association for the Education of Young Children. In 2011, he received the Max Hayman Award from the American Orthopsychiatric Association for contributions to the prevention of genocide. In 2015, he received the Rosenberry Award from Colorado Children’s Hospital in Denver, for his work in advancing clinical insight into children and youth. In 2016, he received the Paul Fink Interpersonal Violence Prevention Award from the National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence. In 2018, he was cited by the American Psychological Association as one of 33 “Influential Psychologists” for his work on trauma.

Timothy J. Lawson is Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati, Ohio. Tim recently won the Robert S. Daniel Teaching Excellence Award from Division 2 of the American Psychological Association, and he has won numerous awards for excellence in teaching and distinguished scholarship from Mount St. Joseph University and Ohio Magazine. He is the author of two books, Statistical Reasoning in Everyday Life and Scientific Perspectives on Pseudoscience and the Paranormal. Tim has also published dozens of research studies in professional journals and has been an invited speaker at many conferences on a range of topics, including social perception, statistical reasoning, and the teaching of psychology.

Schedule

9 to 9:30 a.m.

Registration/Poster Session
SRC 2000

9:30 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction
Ada Wainwright and Azure Thill, College of DuPage
SRC 2000

9:40 to 10:50 a.m.

Invited Address
SRC 2000

Dealing with Youth Violence in America
James Garbarino, Loyola University Chicago

11 to 11:50 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions

  • Career Pathways for the Psychology Major
    Eva Mika and Devon Price, Loyola University Chicago
    SRC 2000 A
  • Best Practices for Online Teaching: Bridging the Digital Divide
    Paulina Wojtach, Kailah Glock and Charles Hunt, Ball State University
    SRC 2000 B
  • Active Learning Strategies for Research Methods
    Jordan Waldron, University of Indianapolis
    SRC 2000 F

12 to 12:50 p.m.

Lunch

HSC Atrium

1 to 1:50 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

  • Get MetaCognitive
    Debbie Podwika
    SRC 2000 A
  • Summing up Successes and Challenges of Online Learning Platforms: The Learning Curve Associated With Use Across Many Classes, Students and Formats
    Sarah Butler, College of DuPage
    SRC 2000 B
  • Addressing Student Diversity in Course Structure, Policy and Activities: Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in Psychology
    Kezia Shirkey, Amy Governale, Kathryn j. O’Toole and Elizabeth Gray, North Park University
    SRC 2000 F

2 to 2:50 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

  • Involving Undergraduate Students in Research
    Jeffrey Stowell, Eastern Illinois University
    Elizabeth Arnott-Hill and Or’Shaundra Benson, College of DuPage
    SRC 2000 A 
  • The Effect of Trauma Informed Compassion Practices Workshops on Student College Experiences
    Tim Pedigo and Amanda Evans, Governors State University
    SRC 2000 B

3 to 3:50 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

  • Workshop Wednesdays: Sensation and Perception Demonstrations for Grounding Abstract Principles and Enhancing Quantitative Reasoning
    Anthony S Barnhart, E. Leslie Cameron and Arryn Robbins, Carthage College
    SRC 2000 A
  • Doing Psychology Experiments Using Qualtrics
    Caridad Brito and Anne Walk Eastern Illinois University
    SRC 2000 F

4 to 5:15 p.m.
Invited Address

SRC 2000

Using Pseudoscience and the Paranormal to Teach Critical Thinking and Scientific Reasoning
Tim Lawson, Mount St. Joseph University

5:15 to 6:30 p.m.
Dinner and Friday Night Live

HSC Atrium

Compelling Demonstrations for the Psychology Course
Sarah Butler, College of DuPage