APA 2021 Virtual This course is designed to help students take advantage of the opportunity for students to attend the American Psychological Association annual conference, , where they have the opportunity to engage with prominent leaders in psychology as they share ideas and new findings that inspire action and change. Registration will include inspiring keynotes addressing societies most critical issues; collaborative, late-breaking scientific content; innovative poster sessions; and fostering connections and community. The American Psychological Association ( APA) was founded in 1892 and continues to promote advancement, communication and application of psychological science and knowledge to benefit society and improve lives. The APA welcomes undergraduate psychology students to join the conference and/or the APA. Major themes to be explored in the 2021 conference include psychology in the global world, global mental health and Covid-19, and conflict prevention and resolution.
Attending the conference is an important opportunity for students to hear from leaders in the field and potentially join emerging work groups to address critical issues facing the nation and the world. Students may be able to further develop these projects in programs or contracts after the conference. The conference is also an excellent opportunity to learn about psychology career options, trends in psychology and participate in networking opportunities.
The course will have a pre-conference meeting on August 10, students will attend conference programming online between August 12- 14 for a minimum of 15 hours, have a post program meeting on August 17, and write a reflection paper summarizing sessions they attended in the context of Evergreen five foci. It is also possible to view online conference programming though the end of August to fulfill course requirements if your schedule does not allow you to fully attend during the conference.
Students will need to register for the conference on their own. https://convention.apa.org/
To successfully participate in this program, students will need online access. We will rely on asynchronous (online/videos/readings) and synchronous (live participation) options throughout the program using Zoom and Canvas. The faculty will offer alternative assignments if conditions or illness prevent students from accessing our synchronous meetings, which will allow students to earn comparable credit.
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psychology, social work and human services
Students will need to register for the conference on their own. Cost varies per type of registrant, details can be found here: https://convention.apa.org/