Oct. 26: Northern Lights Psychology Conference

The Northern Lights Psychology Conference, hosted by the Department of Psychology, will be held Friday, Oct. 26, in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl.

Morton Ann Gernsbacher
Morton Ann Gernsbacher

The keynote speaker is Morton Ann Gernsbacher from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who will discuss transparency in science.

Dr. Gernsbacher received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 1983. She was an assistant, associate, and full professor at the University of Oregon from 1983 to 1992.

She then joined the faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she is a Vilas Research Professor and the Sir Frederic C. Bartlett Professor of Psychology. She is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Society for Experimental Psychologists, American Psychological Association (Divisions 1, 3, and 6), Association for Psychological Science, American Educational Research Association, and Psychonomic Society.

Gernsbacher has received a Research Career Development Award and a Senior Research Fellowship from the National Institutes of Health, a Fulbright Research Scholar Award, a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Texas at Dallas, a James McKeen Cattell Foundation Fellowship, the George A. Miller Award, a Professional Opportunities for Women Award from the National Science Foundation, a Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from the Society for Text and Discourse, a Distinguished Service to Psychological Science Award from APA, the Ernest R. Hilgard Lifetime Achievement Award, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Experimental Psychology and Cognitive Science, a Sloan Foundation – TIER (Teaching Integrity in Empirical Research) Fellowship; and the Phi Kappa Phi (Honor Society) Biennial Scholar Award.

The conference will include a poster session and presentations of papers from graduate students and faculty from across the region as well as UND.

Continuing education credits will be offered for  for psychologists who attend the conference.

For more information, contact Richard Wise, Psychology.