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2016 Annual Meeting Special Events
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The Psychonomic Society and Social Media: Putting the Public into Science and Making Science Public
Chaired by Stephan Lewandowsky, University of Bristol (Digital Content Editor) and the Psychonomics Digital Team
Dates: Poster #243: Available during poster sessions I, II, III, IV
Exhibit Hall, Hynes Convention Center
The Psychonomic Society has been extending its digital presence for the last two years, and our blog posts at have gathered a growing readership. Two “digital events” carried the scientific discussion from special issues of the Psychonomic Bulletin & Review into the public domain, and some of the Society’s research has elicited increasing media interest. At a time when science and scientists are increasingly subjected to scrutiny by the public, politicians, and other stakeholders, the Society is committed to provide the public with information about its research and to solicit public commentary. Join the digital team at our poster to contribute to the discussion and to learn more about the Society’s engagement on digital and social media.

Funding Opportunities for Cognitive Psychologists through the Institute of Education Sciences
Chaired by: Erin Higgins, Institute of Education Sciences
Dates: Poster #242 at Friday evening session, Saturday noon session
Location: Exhibit Hall, Hynes Convention Center
The Institute of Education Sciences provides funding support for researchers to apply theories and recent findings from psychological science to education practice through the National Center for Education Research and the National Center for Special Education Research. For example, through the Cognition and Student Learning topic within the Education Research Grants program, the Institute supports research that capitalizes on our understanding of how the mind works to inform and improve education practice in reading, writing, mathematics, science, and study skills. Erin Higgins, the program officer for the Cognition and Student Learning topic, will be available to answer questions and talk to attendees about their proposed work at the Friday night and Saturday at noon poster sessions.

Publishing your Research Successfully: Guidance from the Editors
Chaired by: Morgan Ryan, Springer Nature
Date: Friday, November 18, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Fairfax
Springer Nature and the Psychonomic Society are co-sponsoring this workshop intended for graduate students, early career researchers, and all those interested in learning more about publishing their research and t
he latest developments in academic publishing. A large range of topics will be discussed, such as authorship, peer review, post publication activities, article promotion, open research practices and trends, and data sharing and replication. There will be a dedicated time for open questions and answers.

The panel will be composed of the Psychonomic Society Journal Editors, the Chair of the Publications Committee of the Psychonomic Society, the Psychonomic Digital Content Editor, and representatives from the publisher, Springer Nature.

Diversity & Inclusion Reception
Supported by the Psychonomic Society Diversity & Inclusion Committee
Friday, November 18, 2016, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Location: Gardner
Please join the members of the Governing Board and Diversity & Inclusion committee at the inaugural reception celebrating diversity & inclusion with the Society and field. This annual networking event is an opportunity for scientists (from graduate students through senior researchers) to come together and discuss their experiences regarding diversity in the field. If you identify as a member of an underrepresented group, join us for wine and cheese! The reception is open to anyone interested in attending.

Graduate Student Social
Presented by the Psychonomic Society and Sona Systems
Friday, November 18, 9:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.
Location: McGreevy’s Boston
Kick back and relax as you meet other graduate students who share the same interests. The event will be held at McGreevy’s Boston, 911 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 617-262-0911, Light hors d’oeuvres and one drink ticket good for beer, wine, soda, or water will be handed out per person (limited availability). Please remember to bring appropriate ID, as well as your Psychonomic Society name badge. Massachusetts law requires that you must be at least 21 years old to enter the establishment.

Workshop on Non-academic Careers for Psychologists
Chaired by Robert Rauschenberger, Exponent, Inc.
Saturday, November 19, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Public Garden
The present workshop will essay to provide an unbiased look at the obstacles psychologists face in transitioning out of academic research, and offer some advice from those who have successfully made the transition, on how to overcome those impediments.  A panel comprising former academic psychologists now working in user experience, on defense contracts, and in the gaming industry will share their personal experiences and then make themselves available for questions from the audience.  An introductory presentation will talk about how to identify and apply for suitable non-academic positions.



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