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The Department of Psychology at Virginia State University (VSU) will hold the Seventh Black Psychology Research Conference on April 13 and 14, 2018 at Virginia State University, Petersburg, Virginia.

A major goal of the conference is to highlight the outstanding research of undergraduate and graduate students at partnering institutions and to promote leadership and community engagement among the participants. The conference will also serve as a platform to encourage the development of professional networks between faculty and students at respective institutions. The keynote speaker for the conference is Dr. Margaret Beale Spencer, Marshall Field IV Professor of Urban Education and Chairperson in the Department of Comparative Human Development at the University of Chicago.

The conference will be organized around paper and poster presentations, with professional development workshops and a graduate school recruitment fair. We invite submissions for presentations from students representing all sub-disciplines of psychology. Submissions from undergraduate and graduate students conducting research in fields relevant to psychology (e.g., sociology) or incorporating interdisciplinary perspectives (e.g., Psychology and Political Science) are also welcome.


Hilton Garden Inn Richmond South/Southpark Mall, 800 Southpark Boulevard, Colonial Heights, VA 23834, $99 a night*

Hampton Inn Petersburg/Southpark Mall, 403 E Roslyn Rd, Colonial Heights, VA 23834, $119 a night*

*Discounted rates available until March 25, 2018

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