Welcome Students and Scholars

Mark your Calendars for April 18, 2015

Deadline for Paper Submissions is April 10, 2015!

Jcu_seal_smallΨ Welcome to the 29th Annual Ohio Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference which will be held on the campus of John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio.

The OUPRC provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to present their original works to other students and faculty. A consortium of Ohio colleges and universities sponsors the conference each year. Student papers are welcomed from both member and nonmember institutions.

Conference Coordinator: John Yost, Ph.D., ouprc2015@gmail.com


Janet D. Larsen, Ph.D., Keynote Speaker

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Ψ Janet Larsen is Professor Emeritus in the Psychological Science Department at John Carroll University. She received her BA from Knox College and both her Master’s and Ph. D. degrees from Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Larsen taught experimental psychology courses at JCU from 1984 through 2010. During that time she was the author or co-author of 36 articles in professional journals, 18 of them with student co-authors. She served as Department Chair from 2006 to 2010.   In 1995 she spent a 6 month sabbatical in England where she worked with Alan Baddeley and with Graham Hitch. Larsen was the recipient of the Sears‑Roebuck Foundation Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award and an Award for Academic Innovation from the Small College Round Table of the Ohio Psychological Association in recognition of her organizing the first Ohio Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference which was held at JCU in 1987. Upon retirement she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Burkina Faso, West Africa, from 2010 thru 2012. Since her return to the US, Larsen has taught research methods classes at John Carroll, advised students doing independent research, and enjoyed her retirement traveling internationally. She will talk about several of the research projects she has participated in over the past 30 years, including her research on working memory with Alan Baddeley and research on cognitive functioning in healthy aging with her former student, Thomas Fritsch.


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