History of the Conference

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History of the Tri­State Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference 

1991 University of Wisconsin‐Platteville, keynote by Charles J. Meliska, Ph.D., Southern Illinois University‐Carbondale, Hormones, Arousal, and Mood in Male and Female Smokers. 

1992 UW‐Platteville, keynote by Janet Shibley Hyde, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin‐Madison, Psychology and Gender Differences.  

1993 Rockford College, Rockford, Illinois, keynote by Christopher Coe, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin‐Madison, Psychoneuroimmunology: An Old Idea Whose Time Has Come.  

1994 Rockford College, keynote by Morton Gernsbacher, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin‐Madison, What Cognitive Psychology Can Tell Us About Language. 

1995 Rockford College, keynote by Jerre Levy, Ph.D., University of Chicago, The Two Brains of Adam and Eve. 

1996 UW‐Platteville, keynote by Stephen Nowicki, Ph.D., Emory University, Theoretical and Practical Implications of an Inability to Process Nonverbal Information. 

1997 Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, keynote by Dr. Steven Anderson, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Human Brain Mapping – Advances in the Neuropsychology of Cognition and Emotion. 

1998 Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa, keynote by Arthur Glenberg, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin‐Madison, The Beginnings of a Revolution: New Approaches to Meaning.  

1999 Rockford College, keynote by Joel Milner, Ph.D., Northern Illinois University, Child Physical Abuse Risk Factors: A Review of Offender Characteristics. 

2000 UW‐Platteville, keynote by John Westefeld, Ph.D., University of Iowa, College Student Suicide: Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention. 

2001 Augustana College, keynote by Bill Gehring, Ph.D., University of Michigan, The Monitoring Functions of the Medial Frontal Cortex: A Rush to Judgement? 

2002 Loras College, keynote by Patricia Devine, Ph.D., UW‐Madison, Profiles in Prejudice. 

2003 Rockford College, keynote by Gill Clary, Ph.D., The College of St. Catherine, The Psychology of Volunteering: The Theory and Practice of Community Service. 

2004 UW‐Platteville, keynote by Gary Wells, Ph.D., Iowa State University, Eyewitness Identification: A Contribution of Psychological Science to Criminal Justice. 

2005 Coe College, keynote by Steven W. Anderson, Ph.D., University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Brain Basis of Psychopathology: Clues from Developmental Neuroscience.  

2006 Loras College, keynote by Colleen F. Moore, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin‐Madison, Why Pollution Matter’s for Children’s Psychological Development. 

2007 Rockford College, keynote by Joseph R. Ferrari, Ph.D., DePaul University, Procrastination: A Way of Life. 

2008 UW‐Platteville, keynote by David Myers, Ph.D., Hope College, The Powers and Perils of Intuition. 

2009 Augustana College, keynote by John J. Skowronski, Ph.D., Northern Illinois University, There and Back Again: Journeys on the Road of Psychological Science. 

2010 Loras College, keynote by Britain Scott, Ph.D., University of St. Thomas, Getting Psyched for Sustainability: The Why and How of Doing Green Psychology Research. 

2011 Rockford College, keynote by Patricia A. Graczyk, Ph.D., University of Illinois-Chicago. 

 

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