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Prominent Psychology Speakers Highlight Conference at College

Prominent Psychology Speakers Highlight Conference at College

August 30, 2006 - Collin County Community College District (Collin) will host the inaugural national conference for Psi Beta National Honor Society For Community and Junior Colleges.

The 2006 Psychology Synergy Conference is scheduled Friday, Oct. 6 and Saturday, Oct. 7, at the college's Spring Creek Campus Conference Center, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano.

The conference will feature some of the nation's prominent psychology researchers including Dr. Stephen F. Davis of Texas Wesleyan University and Dr. James Kalat of North Carolina State University.

Dr. Davis will present "Cheating in High School is for Grades, Cheating in College is for a Career," a synopsis of his research in the area of academic ethics, at 1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 6.

At 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 7, Dr. Kalat will present "Recent Developments in Biological Psychology." In addition, the conference includes a number of breakout sessions of specific interest to the psychological community, including relationships between environmental concerns and psychology and ethical dilemmas in contemporary academia.

The fee for the conference is $35 for students and $50 general admission. On-site registration will be available. Register by visiting

For more information, contact Collin Psi Beta advisors Jennifer O'Loughlin-Brooks at or Valerie Smith at

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