Psychology conference at CSB to feature 300 student presentations

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April 15, 2009

The 44th annual Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference is Saturday, April 18 at the College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph.

The conference promotes undergraduate research in the field of psychology and will feature oral and poster presentations of student research. Approximately 300 students representing 18 Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin colleges and universities - including students from the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University – will present research at the conference, which is hosted by the CSB and SJU Psychology Department.

Laura King, professor of psychology at the University of Missouri, Columbia since 2001, delivers the keynote speech at 11:30 a.m. at Alumnae Hall, Haehn Campus Center, CSB. King is a personality psychologist whose talk is titled “The Secrets of a Happy, Meaningful Life.”

In 2001, King received a Templeton Prize in Positive Psychology for her research on the positive effect of daily goals on well-being. Her research, which has been funded by the National Institute for Mental Health, has focused on a variety of topics relevant to the question of what it is that makes for a good life. King’s work reflects an enduring interest in studying what is good and healthy in people.

Go to Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference 2009 for more information.