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Psychology Honorary Holds First Annual Interdisciplinary Conference

May 10, 2010

Psi Chi, Mount Union College's psychology honorary, will be hosting their first annual Interdisciplinary Conference for the Behavioral Sciences on Sat. April 27. The conference will be held in Presser Recital Hall from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Keynote speaker Dr. Brian Blake, a consumer psychologist from Cleveland State University, will discuss research principles and methodologies from both psychology and marketing at 11:45 a.m. in Presser. Blake is a tenured professor at Purdue University with his research spanning the field of psychology, especially consumer, social, and cross-cultural psychology.

Professionally, Blake was a consultant for the U.S. State Department and the USDA, as well as local firms. He has also co-founded the marketing research firm Tactical Decisions Group and turned it into a multi-million dollar organization.

Several schools from the area, as well as Mount Union students, will be presenting their research in the behavioral sciences, including Xavier University, John Carroll University, Ohio Northern University, Bowling Green State University, and The College of Wooster.

Mount Union student participants are: Irene Wiedemann of Hartville, Ann Clayton of Grandy, N.C., Brooke Anderson of Sharpeville P.A., Sarah Shafer of Brooklyn, Cheryl Martin of Willard, Becky Smolak of Dennison, Jennifer Cancio of Boardman, Cindy Cluster of Beaver Creek, Sandra Nikolich of Alliance, Paula Scandrol of Cranberry Twp., P.A., Todd McHenry of Norton, Katie Krizman of Parma Hts., Shamuire Spivey of Euclid, Dimonn Dixon of Youngstown, Sarah Wilson of Leetonia, Karla Devlin of Youngstown, Jackie Kirchner of Mentor, Jillian Hughes of Alliance, Jamie Snyder of Ashland, Courtney Pilch of Salem, Michael Dougherty of McKean, P.A., Nicole Kissel of Cleveland, Trisha Beck of Alliance, Rebecca Brown of Parma, and Christopher Basich of Painesville.

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