Tuesday, April 25, 2017

[414] Psychologists to conduct skull session in April 22 conference at MTSU

MURFREESBORO — The psychology of narcissism will be explored as MTSU hosts the spring 2017 meeting of the Middle Tennessee Psychological Association.

Alexander T. Jackson, an assistant professor of psychology at MTSU, will deliver the keynote address, “Why and When Narcissists Dismiss Advice,” at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 22, in the State Farm Lecture Hall of the Business and Aerospace Building. A printable campus parking map is available at http://tinyurl.com/MTSUParkingMap.

“People often pay incredible sums of money to acquire advice, and, when used, advice tends to lead to more optimal decision making,” said Jackson. “However, some people seem entirely unwilling to use advice.”

The gathering, which is slated for 8:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., will enable MTSU psychology majors to display their posters, discuss their research with academics and other professionals and to make valuable contacts that could benefit them in their post-college careers.

“The meeting provides an excellent opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to present their efforts to colleagues from other colleges and universities,” said William Langston, an MTSU psychology professor.

The registration fee is $5 for students and community members and $15 for faculty and professionals. Community college and high-school students may attend for free if they register in advance.

All conference events will take place in the Business and Aerospace Building. For more information, contact Langston at 615-898-5489 or william.langston@mtsu.edu. To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/klqcblw.

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