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SEPA Annual Meeting Information

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64th SEPA Annual Meeting

***TUESDAY, MARCH 6th – FRIDAY, MARCH 9th, 2018***

Charleston, South Carolina - The Marriott Charleston
170 Lockwood Boulevard Charleston, South Carolina 29403

Nothing Could Be Finer Than To Be In Carolina!



| Invited Speakers | General Info | Hotel Info | Registration & Payment | About Charleston, SC |



Invited Speakers:

Dr. Gary Bennett – Duke University
Dr. Bennett’s specific research areas are: Designing tests and disseminating digital obesity treatments. He is especially interested in integrating digital health treatments into the primary care setting. Dr. Bennett developed the interactive obesity treatment approach (iOTA); his recent work demonstrates the effectiveness of coach-led, digital obesity treatments. 

Dr. Anne Cleary – Colorado State University 
Dr. Cleary’s specific research areas are:  Recognition without cued recall, Tip-of-the-Tongue experiences and Déjà vu.

Dr. Paul Rozin – University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Rozin’s specific research areas are:  Cultural psychology with a focus on understand the role of food in human life, positive psychology, the meaning of “natural” and positive and negative memories. 



General Info:

What is SEPA?  SEPA is the Southeastern Psychological Association founded in 1955.  It is the largest psychological organization in the Southeast.  SEPA’s mission is to stimulate the exchange of scientific and professional ideas across the diverse areas of psychological inquiry and application.  SEPA consists of both professional and student members.

What is CEPO?  SEPA was the first regional psychological association to establish a commission to enhance the role of women in the organization.  The mandate of that early commission has subsequently been expanded to include underrepresented groups (i.e., race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, and disability).  The commission is now called CEPO (Committee on Equality of Professional Opportunity) and its goals are to increase membership and participation among these groups, to sponsor programming to address their concerns, and to provide role models at the annual meeting.

SEPA’s Professional Program

Who can submit to SEPA’s Professional Program?

  • Members
  • Affiliates and Non-Members sponsored by a Member

What is the deadline for submission?

  • Submit abstracts to the Professional Program using the online system by October 17th at 6p.m. (eastern time) for review as a poster or presentation
  • Questions: Contact the SEPA main office at sepa@citadel.edu

What are the awards that those who submit to SEPA can apply for?

  • Outstanding Professional Paper Award
  • Early Career Award (i.e., for members within 7 years of receiving their doctoral degree)
  • Graduate Student Research Award
  • Student (i.e., graduate and undergraduate) Research Awards for Research on Minorities and/or Women Sponsored by CEPO

Undergraduate Student Research Program (Sponsored by CEPO & Psi Chi)

Who can submit to the Undergraduate Student Research Program?

  • Student members (i.e., undergraduate students)

What is the deadline for submission?

  • Submit abstracts to the Undergraduate Student Research Program sponsored by CEPO and Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, using the online system
    by Midnight on Friday, November 19th, for review as a poster. (Note: this is a new procedure this year)
  • Questions: Contact Rihana Mason (rsmason@ec.edu; 706-245-7226 ext. 2675) at Emmanuel College

What are the awards that posters in the Undergraduate Student Research Program can be awarded?

  • Undergraduate Student Research Award (Sponsored by CEPO)
  • Psi Chi Undergraduate Research Award (for Psi Chi Members)

Should an undergraduate student apply to SEPA’s Professional Program or the Undergraduate Student Research Program?

  • One advantage for submitting to the Undergraduate Student Research Program is the deadline for the abstracts is a month later and often students can use the extra month to complete their projects 
  • Another advantage is that students are then eligible for the awards listed above
  • Also, the Undergraduate Student Research Program is for undergraduates only and the feedback given to students about their submissions is encouraging and supports students’ development as researchers
  • Finally, students are eligible to submit to the Journal of Psychological Inquiry after presenting their poster at the conference.

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Hotel Info:

About the Charleston Marriott

Experience true southern hospitality and modern accommodations at its finest at the Charleston Marriott. Its location overlooking the Ashley River, offers easy access to beautiful downtown historic Charleston, the old city market, local area beaches, The Citadel, and of course, great dining and entertainment. This downtown Charleston hotel offers luxurious hotel amenities including high-speed wireless internet, shuttle service to the historic district, state of the art business and fitness centers.

Savor delicious favorites at their signature on-site restaurant, Saffire. Unwind enjoying the Ashley River sunset with a cocktail at one of the only roof top bars in Charleston, Aqua Terrace or relax and enjoy your time by their spacious outdoor salt water pool and courtyard. This destination hotel in downtown Charleston is the one spot where you can work & play, mix & mingle, and relax!

Charleston Marriott
170 Lockwood Boulevard
Charleston, SC United States 29403
Phone: 843.723.3000

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Registration & Payment:

Visit the 64th Annual Meeting Site to register.

Online Registration will be open from August 1st, 2017, to January 31st, 2018. There are no refunds for dues or registration.

Early Bird Registration (August 1st, 2017- October 10th, 2017):

  • $75 SEPA Life Members and Professional Members whose dues are current
  • $75 Advanced Graduate Student Members whose dues are current (two years or more years in their degree program)
  • $75 Affiliate Members whose dues are current
  • $70 Student Members whose dues are current (undergraduates or graduate students with fewer than two years in their degree program)
  • $140 Professional Nonmembers, Affiliate Nonmembers and Graduate Student Nonmembers (two years or more in a program)
  • $115 Student Non-Members (undergraduates or graduate students with fewer than two years in their degree program)
  • $50 Guest - Non-psychologist Spouse/Partner/Parent/Child/Friend - Presenters cannot be registered as guests. Names will be pulled and incorrectly registered guests will be required to pay the difference at registration before presenting.
  • $30 Guest – Child between 10 – 16 years old
  • Guest – Child under 10 no cost

Advanced Registration (October 11th, 2017 - January 31st, 2018):

  • $85 SEPA Life Members and Professional Members whose dues are current
  • $85 Advanced Graduate Student Members whose dues are current (two years or more years in their degree program)
  • $85 Affiliate Members whose dues are current
  • $80 Student Members whose dues are current (undergraduates or graduate students with fewer than two years in their degree program)
  • $150 Professional Nonmembers, Affiliate Nonmembers and Graduate Student Nonmembers (two years or more in a program)
  • $125 Student NonMembers (undergraduates or graduate students with fewer than two years in their degree program)
  • $60 Guest - a Non-psychologist Spouse/Partner/Parent/Child/Friend - Presenters cannot be registered as guests. Names will be pulled and incorrectly registered guests will be required to pay the difference at registration before presenting.
  • $40 Guest – Child between 10 – 16 years old
  • Guest – Child under 10 no cost

Checks will be accepted for registration up until January 31st, 2018. Checks received after that date will be returned. Furthermore, names and email addresses must accompany all checks or they will be mailed back to the sender. Payment may also be made via Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express by using our online payment system. Final deadline for payment is January 31st, 2018.

Advanced Registration Closed January 31st, 2018.

On-Site Registration:

  • $120 SEPA Life Members and Professional Members whose dues are current
  • $120 Advanced Graduate Student Members whose dues are current (two years or more years in their degree program)
  • $120 Affiliate Members whose dues are current
  • $100 Student Members whose dues are current
  • $170 Professional Nonmembers, Affiliate Nonmembers and Graduate Student Nonmembers (two years or more in a program)
  • $150 Student Nonmembers (undergraduates or graduate students with fewer than two years in their degree program)
  • $75 Guest - Non-psychologist Spouse/Partner/Parent/Child/Friend
  • $55 Guest – Child between 10 – 16 years old
  • Guest – Child under 10 no cost

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