KPU gathers Canadian psychology undergrads to share research and learn how to snoop

Tue, Jun 2, 2009

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June 3, 2009

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Special Media Invitation: KPU gathers Canadian psychology undergrads to share research and learn how to snoop

The Connecting Minds 2009 conference is the joint effort between KPU Psychology Society (KPS) at KPU and Student Psychology Association (SPA) at the University of the Fraser Valley. The students will share their research findings through oral presentations and poster displays.

Topics include:

  • origins of gender identity and their effects on behaviour
  • the timing of reward signals in medial-frontal cortex change with learning
  • sexual guilt and acculturation: potential barriers to cervical cancer screening practices among Chinese Canadian women 
  • the effects of pre-release publicity of criminal offenders on public opinion
  • the role of memory in math skills in university students
  • the link between risky behaviour and developmental instability
  • revisiting gate control theory: opposing a monopoly on pain discourse

Keynote speaker Sam Gosling is an author and associate professor of psychology at the University of Texas. A highly regarded researcher and innovator in the field of personality and social psychology, he and his work have been widely covered in the media. Gosling's most recent book — Snoop: What Your Stuff Says About You— is a provocative and witty look at how our private spaces, from boardroom to bedroom, reveal our personalities. By exploring our private worlds (desks, bedrooms, clothes, and cars), he shows not only how we showcase our personalities in unexpected ways, but also how we create personality in the first place, communicate it to others, and interpret the world around us.

Sat, June 6, 8:30am-6:00pm
Media welcome to attend keynote presentation at 4:00pm

Richmond Campus
8771 Lansdowne Road, Richmond

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Media Contact:

For information about the Connecting Minds Conference, contact:
Dr. Cory Pedersen
Instructor, Psychology
Tel: 604-599-3063


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Peter Chevrier
Director, Marketing & Communications
Tel: 604-599-2286