Reports

Society for Experimental Psychology and Cognitive Science (SEPCS) regional reach-outs

David Washburn reports on the first SEPCS region reach-out at the 2016 Southeastern Psychological Association meeting.

By David Washburn, PhD

In another effort to recruit new members and to spread the word about our new society name, we are organizing symposia at the meetings of various regional psychological associations. The first of these regional reach-outs was the “Society for Experimental Psychology and Cognitive Science Symposium: Cross-cutting Perspectives on Stroop Interference,” organized for March 2016 at the Southeastern Psychological Association (SEPA) meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, and featuring participants from Louisiana State University, Southeast Louisiana Veterans Healthcare System, Tulane University, University of Maine and Georgia State University. Partnerships with regional psychological associations provide opportunities for the two organizations to meet mutual goals of recruiting new members and providing benefits to current members. For example, we were able to increase the number of experimental-psychology speakers and talks at SEPA’s annual meeting, and “Society for Experimental Psychology and Cognitive Science Symposium” appeared in the program for the more than 1,400 people who attended the SEPA convention.

Please contact David Washburn or another member of the SEPCS Executive Committee if you would be interested in organizing a SEPCS symposium as part of the regional reach-outs initiative.