25th APS Annual Convention: Mark Your Calendar (Washington, DC, USA - May 23-26, 2013)

APS Student Caucus

The Naked Truth Part II: Surviving Graduate School

Friday, May 24, 2013, 2:00 PM - 2:55 PM
Thurgood Marshall Ballroom South

Ian Hussey Chair: Ian Hussey
National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland

This session will focus on survival skills needed to successfully navigate graduate school including common pitfalls for new grad students, work-life balance and navigating advisor, student and professional relationships.


Laura C. Wilson

Laura C. Wilson
University of Mary Washington
Laura Wilson is a fifth year Ph.D. student in Clinical Psychology at Virginia Tech. She is currently completing an APA-approved pre-doctoral internship in the Central Texas Healthcare System. Laura will be starting as a tenure-track assistant professor this Fall in the Psychology Department at the University of Mary Washington. Her research interests include predictors of interpersonal violence and coping following trauma. Laura also enjoys teaching courses, such as abnormal psychology and research methods. She has clinical interest in empirically-supported trauma therapies, particularly for events such as mass trauma, sexual assault and combat.

Jessica T. Wong

Jessica T. Wong
University of Chicago
Jessica Wong is a fifth-year doctoral candidate in cognitive psychology at the University of Chicago. Her research uses behavioral and neuroimaging methods to investigate age-related changes in memory and metacognition. Outside of school, Jessica enjoys being involved with the APSSC, triathlons, and cooking.

Stephen T. Slota

Stephen T. Slota
University of Connecticut
Stephen Slota is a Ph.D. candidate in Educational Psychology at the University of Connecticut and holds a full-time assistantship with the UConn Two Summers Masters in Educational Technology Program. Stephen received both his Bachelor of Science in Molecular & Cellular Biology and Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Connecticut before spending two years teaching life science at an urban Connecticut high school. He has previously served as an educational technology professional development specialist and now works with advisors Drs. Michael F. Young and Roger Travis on the effects of game-based learning in high school and postsecondary courses. Stephen’s primary research interests include: narrative and its effects on student engagement and achievement, the situativity of gaming environments, prosocial learning through massive multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs), and the relationship between imagination, dreams, and situated perception.


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