Psychology

Great Plains Students’ Psychology Convention 2018 Presentation Guidelines

** All Great Plains presentations MUST adhere to APA ethical guidelines. Click to review the APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct (Section 8). **

Oral Presentations

Oral presentations are limited to 15 minutes: 12 minutes to present your material and 3 minutes to take questions.

Each room will have a digital projector and computer.  Save your presentation on at least two different media (e.g., CD or jump drive).  It is also a good idea to e-mail yourself a copy of your PowerPoint in case your electronic copy becomes corrupted.

A moderator will be present to help you get set up for your presentation, to introduce you, and to monitor your time.  Practice you presentation so that you will not get cut off abruptly before you have a chance to finish making your main points.

Try to arrive at the room for your session several minutes before the session starts, even if you are not the first presenter.  This will give you a chance to get your presentation loaded on the computer, or to relax before you present.

The evaluation forms below may help you think about what information to include in your presentation and how to organize it.


Evaluation Form for Empirical Oral Presentations

Evaluation Form for Non-Empirical Oral Presentations

Evaluation Form for Non-Empirical Applied Learning [internship/practicum experience]

Poster Presentations

Posters will be mounted on free standing poster display boards. Poster boards (4' X 8') are provided. Please bring your own push pins (we'll have extra if you forget). 

Please try to arrive during the 15-minutes before your poster session is to begin so that you can put up your poster. Take your poster down immediately after the end of your poster session so that the next group of presenters have time to put up their posters. Be prepared to answer questions about your poster and to offer a brief “walk through” explaining the essence of your research in 1-2 minutes. Handouts are encouraged.

Your poster should communicate the main points of your research. Remember that this is a visual medium, so use large, easily readable text and graphics. A rule of thumb is to make your poster legible from 3 feet away. Do NOT simply print out a paper.

The evaluation forms below may help you think about what information to include in your poster and how to organize it.

Evaluation Form for Empirical Poster Presentations

Evaluation Form for Non-Empirical Poster Presentations