Psychfest 2018: May the 4th be with you

Following tradition, Psychfest is an all-day event during which second-year Master’s students, as well as new PhD students, present their research to the entire department. It’s the only opportunity for students to share their work with everyone in the Psychology department, so it’s a rare and exciting occasion for each student.

In honour of Star Wars, this year’s theme is May the 4th Be With You! Presenters are encouraged to dress up as their favourite Star Wars character, and hide Star Wars references on their slides.

The keynote speaker is Dr. Emily Balcetis from New York University. Dr. Balcetis explores how small differences in perception, whether conscious or nonconscious, can have potentially major consequences. Her current work focuses on how video evidence can bias jury members differently and how our vision can work against us when it comes to effective exercise. Balcetis’ goal is to show that through our awareness of these biases, we can also overcome them, for an ever so slightly less daunting world.

View the 2018 Psychfest Schedule. Abstracts and titles to come.

More information on Pyschfest 2018.