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60th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society





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Maple LeafEncouraging Future Scientists: Supporting Undergraduates at Psychonomics (UP)

Organizers: Jen Coane (co-chair), Colby College; Sharda Umanath (co-chair), Claremont McKenna College; Nate Kornell, Williams College; Katherine White, Rhodes College; Brooke Lea, Macalester College; Ruthann Thomas, Simmons University 
Friday, November 15 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Palais des congrés de Montréal, Rooms 519A and 521A

Current undergraduate and graduate students are the future of the Psychonomic Society. The goal of this lunchtime workshop is to welcome talented young scientists to Psychonomics, provide them with some tips for preparing and applying to graduate programs in psychology, and encourage them to network with one another and more senior scientists.

12:00-12:05 Welcome & Introductions 

12:05-12:15 “Psychonomics 101” orientation - brief overview of conference and networking opportunities 

12:15-1:00 Graduate Path Advising Panel: Suparna Rajaram (Stony Brook University), Andrew Conway (Claremont Graduate University), and Priti Shah (University of Michigan). Each speaker will provide a brief presentation on how to identify potential mentors and programs, how to prepare a strong application for graduate programs, and how to make informed choices on where to go and how to succeed. A Q & A period will follow.

1:00-1:30/1:45 Networking time - Launch will include pointing out tips and tricks for networking at the conference and how to make those interactions meaningful. Current graduate students and faculty who mentor graduate students, especially those who are actively recruiting are invited. In addition, attendees at various stages in their careers from graduate students to senior faculty to those outside academia who went to primarily undergraduate institutions themselves are invited.


Maple LeafHacking Your Mind – A new PBS 4 Hour Series

Organizer: Carl Byker, Writer, Producer, Director: “Hacking Your Mind”
Friday, November 15 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Palais des congrés de Montréal, Rooms 519A and 521A

A new series, which will air nationwide on PBS four weeks in a row in July of 2020, was funded by a major grant from the National Science Foundation. It features the work of numerous leading psychologists, including Mahzarin Banaji, Laurie Santos, Jennifer Eberhardt, Yarrow Dunham, Nicholas Christakis, Jennifer Richeson, Robert Cialdini and many others.


Maple LeafInformation Session: Funding at the National Science Foundation

Organizer/Speaker: Betty Tuller, PhD, Director, Perception, Action, and Cognition Program
Saturday, November 16 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Palais des congrés de Montréal, Rooms 519A and 521A

NSF opportunities change all the time! Come hear the latest and get your questions answered. This presentation and Q&A session will provide information on current funding opportunities relevant to the Psychonomics community, NSF merit criteria, and the review process. Program officers will discuss. We will also cover 1) how to find the appropriate program for your work and 2) how to apply for

National Science Foundation (NSF) funding, and 3) the grant-writing process and tips for writing successful proposals. Program Directors will also be available to schedule one-on-one meetings, to discuss specifics of your research and how to get it funded.


Maple LeafWorkshop on Non-academic Careers for Psychologists

Chaired by Robert Rauschenberger, Exponent, Inc.
Saturday, November 16 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Palais des congrés de Montréal, Rooms 519A and 521A

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.

Maple LeafThe Psychonomic Society and Social Media: Putting the Public into Science and Making Science Public 
Supported by the Psychonomic Society Diversity & Inclusion Committee
Thursday, November 14, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. • Friday, November 15, 12:00 p.m - 1:30 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. • Saturday, November 16, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. • Palais des congrés de Montréal, Room 517B

The Psychonomic Society has been extending its digital presence over the last few years, and our blog posts have gathered a growing readership. We have by now hosted 15 “digital events”, which carry the scientific discussion from special issues of Psychonomic journals into the public domain. 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. We are also about to expand the utility of the site to permit use in teaching. 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. We are particularly interested in your views on how to move forward from here and how to maximize the utility of our efforts for the membership.

Maple LeafDiversity & Inclusion Reception
Supported by the Psychonomic Society Diversity & Inclusion Committee
Friday, November 15, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. • Palais des congrés de Montréal, Room 524C

As the preeminent society for the experimental study of cognition, the Psychonomic Society celebrates scientific merit and the diversity of researchers in the field and the Society. Please join members of the Governing Board and the Diversity & Inclusion Committee for a wine and cheese reception open to all scientists, including graduate students, early- and mid-career investigators, as well as senior researchers.

Maple Leaf
Graduate Student Social
Supported by the Psychonomic Society 
Friday, November 15, 9:00 p.m.-12:00 midnight • Pub St Paul

Kick back and relax as you meet other graduate students at Pub St Paul, 124 St Paul St E, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1G6, Canada +1 514-874-0485. Light hors d’oeuvres and one drink ticket good for beer, wine, liquor, soda, or water will be handed out per person (limited availability). Bring appropriate ID and PS name badge.

Maple LeafJogonomics

Saturday, November 17, 6:00 a.m. • Palais des congrés de Montréal, Lobby nearest Le Westin and InterContinental hotels.

Join your fellow Psychonomes on a 5k or 5-mile run. You choose a distance that works best for you. 

Maple LeafBusiness Meeting, Awards, and Happy 60th Birthday Champagne Celebration

Saturday, November 16, 5:10 p.m. •  Palais des congrés de Montréal, Room 524A

New this year, all Psychonomic Society Awards will be presented on Saturday during the business meeting. This includes:

  • Distinguished Leadership Award (Inaugural)
  •  Mid-Career Award
  • Early Career Award
  • Clifford T. Morgan Best Article Award
  • Graduate Travel Award
  • J. Frank Yates Student Travel Award
  • Psychonomic Society/Women in Cognitive Science Travel and Network Award for Junior Scientists

Maple LeafPsychonomic Society 60th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, November 16, 6:30 p.m. (time subject to change) • Palais des congrés de Montréal, Room 517A-C (Poster Session Rooms)

Enjoy a piece of cake with your Governing Board in a celebration of the Psychonomic Society’s 60th anniversary. The Psychonomic Society was founded by a group of experimental psychologists during a meeting in Chicago, Illinois, in December 1959 and incorporated on March 31, 1960 in Wisconsin, USA. The main goal was to create a society that would support open communication about psychological science with minimal structure. Read more about our history here.










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