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psi chi hosts 2nd annual interdisciplinary conference for the behavioral sciences

May 10, 2010

Mount Union College's Chapter of Psi Chi, a national honor society in psychology, will be hosting the 2nd annual Interdisciplinary Conference for the Behavioral Sciences, Saturday, April 26 in Presser Recital Hall.

Registration will begin in Cope Music Hall at 8 a.m. with student presentations being held from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Mount Union psychology students as well as students from 13 other institutions will be sharing their empirical academic research.

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Duane Rumbaugh, a comparative psychologist from Georgia State University. Dr. Rumbaugh will present, "On Becoming a Rational Being -- Monkeys, Apes, and Humans," at 11:15 p.m. in Presser Recital Hall. His research into the nature of the learning and language processes of primates, in relation to their brain evolution and development, dates back to 1958 when he conducted research with the great apes at the San Diego Zoo and with monkeys at San Diego State College.

A comprehensive schedule can be found on the conference web page, http://psychology.muc.edu/ICBS. The events are free and open to the public.

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