NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The Stephen F. Austin State University Psychology Club and Psi Chi chapter, an international psychology honors society, will host the inaugural Psychology Research Seminar Conference Tuesday, May 10, in the McKibben Education Building.

"This is a conference that will allow the students in PSY 497 to present their posters for the research that they have conducted all semester," said Kristopher Nichols, junior psychology major and Psi Chi president. "We believe that this would be a great opportunity for students in early psychology classes to see the kind of research opportunities that are possible for undergraduate students."

Fourteen presentations will be given between two poster sessions. Research topics to be covered include "The Effects of Gender and Mood on Perceptions of Mental Illness," "Perceptions of the Insanity Defense," "Police in the Media and Their Effects on Belief in a Just World" and "Inducing Pro-Choice Opinions with the Hypocrisy Paradigm."

Nichols, Psychology Club President Justin Lovett, and Assistant Professor of Psychology Dr. Lauren Brewer will give opening remarks at 10:30 a.m. The first poster session will begin at 10:45 a.m. and the second at 11:45 a.m. The event will end at 12:45 p.m.

The conference is free, and the public and SFA community are invited to attend.