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2017 Northern Lights Psychology Conference Announcement & Call for Papers/Posters
Hosted by The Department of Psychology at the University of North Dakota
When: Friday, October 6, 2017
Where: University of North Dakota Memorial Union Lecture Bowl, Grand Forks, ND
Submission Due Date (Extended!): September 22, 2017
The Psychology Department at the University of North Dakota is seeking submissions for presentations and posters for the annual Northern Lights Conference which will be held on Friday, October 6, 2017 at the University of North Dakota Memorial Union in Grand Forks, ND. Our Keynote speaker this year is Dr. Santosh Mathan , a human computer interaction researcher at Honeywell Corporation. In his talk " Scaling up Cognitive Efficacy with Operational Neuroscience" Dr. Mathan will review research in the Honeywell Advanced Technology organization that offers novel tools and techniques to advance Human Computer Interaction. Undergraduate and graduate students, as well as professionals are welcome to submit a paper or poster proposal by September 15, 2017.
NB: This year the Northern Lights Conference will also host an Opioid Panel (morning session) with the goal of increasing awareness of the opioid addiction crisis from law enforcement, public health, and health policy perspectives in North Dakota and Minnesota.
Submission Info: Students, faculty, and institutional researchers are encouraged to submit papers and posters of their recent research for this year's conference. The conference program will be published online October 1st at http://arts-sciences.und.edu/psychology/northern_lights/schedule.cfm.
Please submit the required information outlined below in an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration is free for all students attending the conference. All others are required to pay the registration fee of $10 (US) which can be paid in advance or during check-in at the registration desk.
First and Last names of authors (Please list presenter first):
Title of presentation:
Abstract (150 words or less):
Preference for presentation time: AM, PM, or either:
Preference for presentation type: poster, oral, or either type:
Please include your name, e-mail, and phone number in all correspondence.
Example of submission (please following this format):
Kimberly Nielsen, Heather Terrell, Douglas Peters, & Joseph Vacek
University of North Dakota
Expert Witnesses, Judicial Instructions, and Eyewitness Testimony
Approximately 70 percent of the first 150 people exonerated by DNA evidence were mistakenly identified by an eyewitness. The goal of this study was to investigate whether a combination of judicial instructions and expert testimony would better prepare the jury to critically evaluate eyewitness testimony. The first independent variable was expert testimony--the presence vs. absence of testimony. The second independent variable was the presence and timing of judicial instructions--judicial instructions were not included vs. included at the beginning of the trial vs. included at the end of the trial. The dependent variable was whether the participants found the defendant guilty vs. not guilty, as well as how confident they were in their decision. No significant main effects or interactions were detected. In other words, neither the inclusion of expert testimony nor the inclusion of judicial instructions served to diminish the impact of eyewitness testimony.
Preference time: either
Preference for presentation type: poster