The Psychology Research Festival has been a part of the The graduate program for over 50 years. This activity culminates in a formal presentation of work at the annual Psychology Department Research Festival, held at the end of Spring Quarter (typically the Wednesday after Memorial Day). Clinical students present at the end of their second year in the program. All other students present at the end of their first year.
The 2022 Research Festival is tentatively planned for an in-person event on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at the Waterfront Activities Center from 9am-12pm.
It is designed to emulate a professional scientific meeting as much as possible. Hence, there are two different rooms where talks are given simultaneously, and abstracts are provided along with the program. The prerecorded talks are usually 15 minutes long with a live 5 minute question and answer period.
Concluding the Festival, an Awards Ceremony will honor students who received the following: Distinguished Teaching Awards for Graduate Students, Alcor Graduate fellowships, Graduate Student Service Awards, Earl (Buz) and Mary Lou Hunt Endowed Fellowship for Graduate Students, Barbara Sarason Endowed Fellowship in Psychology, Psychology Department Scholars, and Department Distinguished Service Award for Graduate Students. The faculty recipient of the Davida Teller Distinguished Faculty Mentor Award will also be revealed during the ceremony.