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40th Annual 
Wester Pennsylvania Undergraduate Psychology Conference 

Held Saturday, April 21st, 2011 

The Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Department of Psychology was honored to host 177 presenters and over 250 attendees and the 40th Annual meeting of the Western Pennsylvania Undergraduate Psychology Conference.  For 40 years undergraduate researchers interested in the assorted fields of psychology have been presenting at the Western Pennsylvania Undergraduate Psychology Conference. In this time, about 100 different institutions have participated. Since its relatively humble beginning in 1973 with 44 presenters, WPUPC now annually hosts well over 100 presenters and over 200 attendees. 

 Keynote Speaker

Dr. Scott Lilienfeld picture


Scott O. Lilienfeld received his B.A. in Psychology from Cornell University in 1982 and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Minnesota in 1990. He completed his clinical internship at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from 1986-1987. He was assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at SUNY Albany from 1990-1994, and now is Professor of Psychology at Emory University. He recently was appointed a Fellow of the Association of Psychological Science, and was the recipient of the 1998 David Shakow Award from Division 12 (Clinical Psychology) of the American Psychological Association for Early Career Contributions to Clinical Psychology. Dr. Lilienfeld is a past president of the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology within Division 12. He is the founder and editor of the Scientific Review of Mental Health Practice, Associate Editor of Applied and Preventive Psychology, and a regular columnist forScientific American Mind magazine. He has authored or co-authored six books and over 200 journal articles and chapters. Dr. Lilienfeld has also been a participant in Emory University's "Great Teachers" lecturer series, as well as the Distinguished Speaker for the Psi Chi Honor Society at the American Psychological Association and Midwestern Psychological Association conventions. (Biography from, Linienfeld, S. O., Lynn, S. J., Namy, L. L., & Woolf, N. J., 2010.  Psychology: A framework for everyday thinking. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.) 


Students submited their abstracts on-line using the on-line Submission form link. Each presentation was submitted only once by the first author. Additional authors will needed to register for the conference using the Attendee form link. Presenters (oral and poster) prepared an APA style abstract of no more than 800 characters (approximately 150 words) on their word processor, proof and spell check, and then copied it into the Submission form. First authors who complete the Submission form were automatically registered for the conference, all additional authors needed to complete the Registration form in order to attend the conference.  The submission deadline was extended to 5pm Friday, April 13th, 2012. 

Call for Paper

Submission form (First Authors)

Information for Presenters


Registration was required of all who attended the conference, including faculty. First authors were automatically registered when they submit their project.  The deadline to register online was 5:00pm on Saturday, April 14th, 2012.  Late registration began on-site at 7:30 the morning of the conference. The cost of registration was $15 which included lunch. Registration fees were paid on-site the morning of the conference (cash or check made out to Edinboro University).

Registration form (all other authors, faculty, and others)

Conference Schedule & Program