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Alabama Psychological Association of Graduate Students



aPA Student Advisory Board


The aPA student advisory board is your university link to aPA. Feel free to reach out to these students with any questions or ideas you have!


Auburn University                   University of Alabama at Birmingham
 Elizabeth Spitzer   Carla Ammons
 Scott Wagoner   Christina D'Angelo 
University of Alabama    University of South Alabama 
Adam Coffey     Stephen Aita
 Dane Hilton   Nathan Booth 

The aPA Student Advisory Board can also be contacted at


Call for Student Presentations

The Alabama Psychological Association (aPA) is soliciting abstracts for student oral and poster presentations to be given at the Annual Convention in Orange Beach, October 5-7 (Please note change in dates from previous years).  Abstracts may report on original research or data from theoretical or quantitative reviews, including meta-analyses.  Both undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply.  Preference for oral presentations will be given to abstracts reporting original research by current aPA student members.

Authors should prepare an abstract of no more than 500 words, including title and authors names, using the following headings:  Objective, Methods, Results, and ConclusionsPlease include your preference for oral presentation, poster presentation, or both at the end of your abstract.   

  1. Objective: A clear statement of the objective or question to be addressed by the research/review. 
  2.  Method: Briefly describe the basic design of the study, including participants and setting as well as the main study variables and measures used.   
  3.  Results: Include the main study results here including statistical significance where applicable. 
  4.  Conclusions:  Briefly describe the conclusions supported by the study.  Equal weight is given to positive and negative results. If clinical implications are supported by the findings discuss those here.     
  5. Preference: List your preference to present your work as an oral presentation during a student research blitz session, a poster presentation during the student poster session, or no preference/both.

Conference registration fees will be discountedd for the presenting student author of accepted abstracts!  At least one author on the poster must be present at the conference to display and discuss the work.   

Posters will be judged and 3 cash prizes awarded to best undergraduate and graduate student posters.      

Limited free lodging available for aPA student members whose abstracts are accepted. Go to to join aPA as a student member for only $10!  

Submission Deadline:       Friday, August 17th

Acceptance Notification:   Monday, September 3rd   

All poster abstracts should be submitted via the following Google Form: by Friday, August 17th at 11:59pm.

Please send questions to the aPA Student Advisory Board at


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Alabama Psychological Association
P. O. Box 97
Montgomery, AL 36101
Phone: 334-262-8245
Fax: 334-460-8330