Midwestern Conference on Professional Psychology
Minnesota State University Mankato
Event Date + Time:
March 23 @ 2:00 pm - March 24 @ 2:00 pm
Centennial Student Union Rm 253 Mankato, MN United States
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About This Event
The Midwestern Conference on Professional Psychology (MCPP) is hosted by Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Psychology Department. The goal of the conference is to promote the dissemination of empirically-oriented research from various disciplines within the field of psychology for students and the community. The conference will consist of invited speakers with research and clinical expertise in Psychology. The MCPP will also highlight research projects conducted by MSU, Mankato’s undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and community professionals. In its 18th year, the conference will be hosted on the MSU, Mankato’s campus, on March 23rd and 24th. The conference is attended by undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and community professionals. We usually end up with about 75 attendees. The MCPP will also include demos listed:
Perceptual shift goggles: humans rely on vision to navigate their world, how does changing the visual inputs modify behavioral responses? This demo lets participants shift their visual perception and try a variety of tasks – how fast do they adapt?
Extra Sensory Perception: In this replication of the classic ESP experiment from the 1930’s participants test to see if they can guess the cards. Will they perform above chance? During this experiment, we address misconceptions about ESP and describe how early experiments supported its existence and why correct analysis thoroughly debunked and rejected any validity about ESP.
EEG Demo: What does electrical communication in the brain look like? Can we see it on a computer? Participants in this demo wear an EEG device designed for classroom purposes to see how their brain changes during different visual and auditory tasks. If they feel up to, they can try to trick the device and hide their recognition of special events – can they fool a brain-based information detector?