April 22, 2017
8:30 AM to 1:45 PM

Middle Tennessee State University
Business and Aerospace Building
South Lobby
First Floor

Business and Aerospace Building (BAS), 1642 MTSU Boulevard, map grid D4

Parking: Greenhouse Lot, map grid D,E3

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Middle Tennessee Psychological Association
Spring 2017 Meeting
April 22, 2017

Middle Tennessee State University will be hosting the Middle Tennessee Psychological Association’s 2017 spring meeting. The meeting provides an excellent opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to present their efforts to colleagues from other colleges and universities.

Download a printable call for papers (submissions have now closed)

The schedule for this year’s meeting will be as follows:
8:30—9:00 AM    Registration
9:00—9:45 AM    Poster Session I/Lab Tours and Study Participation
10:00—11:00 AM    Keynote Speaker
11:15 AM—12:30 PM    Paper Sessions (up to five concurrent sessions, based on demand)
12:45—1:30 PM    Poster Session II/Interactive Psychology Education Advice
1:30—1:45 PM    Business meeting

Online Registration Form (online registration is now closed)

Online Submission Form (submissions are now closed)

Dr. Alexander T. Jackson
Department of Psychology
  Middle Tennessee State University


Why and When Narcissists Dismiss Advice

Advice is so central to better decision making that entire industries exist entirely around giving advice, such as business consulting. People often pay incredible sums of money to acquire advice, and, when used, advice tends to lead to more optimal decision making. However, some people seem entirely unwilling to use advice. This presentation will focus on the relationship between narcissism and advice taking. I will discuss the reasons why narcissists seem so eager to ignore advice as well as when they dismiss advice.

Guidelines and Information
  • The advance registration deadline is April 14, 2017. Please register by April 14, as this will help us with an accurate count for refreshments. All attendees (including presenters) are required to register for the meeting.
  • The registration fee is $5.00 for students and community members and $15.00 for faculty/professionals. Community college and high school students may attend for free, but still need to register. Registration includes membership in MTPA, a program, access to the conference, and breakfast.
  • The submission deadline is April 14, 2017. All submissions received by the deadline will be accepted for presentation. Presenters will be notified by email that their submission has been received. A final program will be available online by April 18, 2017.
  • The research should have been conducted by an undergraduate or graduate student. If a faculty member is a co-author, the student should be first author. The student researcher will be expected to make the presentation.
  • Papers on completed research, ongoing research, or theoretical reviews are encouraged.
  • Presenters may choose to make an oral presentation or to present a poster describing their research.
Poster Instructions
  • Participants must provide all materials for their posters, including the actual poster itself. Please do not exceed 4' high by 4' wide. Free-standing, tri-fold project display boards work well.
  • MTPA will provide tables to place your posters for viewing. Nothing may be attached to the walls of the building. Be sure to duplicate all handouts and materials before the meeting.
Oral Presentation Instructions
  • Student papers will be presented in fifteen (15) minute blocks. Plan to speak for 10-12 minutes, allowing 3-5 minutes for questions.

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