Advanced Placement Psychology Conference 2013

Your choice of one day: November 21 or 22, 2013
9 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Cost: $8 per person

Cognitive and Developmental Psychology:
Theory in Action

The Strong’s Advanced Placement Psychology Conference is based on topics derived from the College Board AP Psychology exam. Following a keynote introductory presentation, students participate in focus group seminars based on their selected topic of interest. Museum educators and undergraduates from the Psychology Department of Nazareth College help students develop critical thinking skills and apply higher-order thinking while engaging in an array of activities uniquely set amid museum exhibits. Students participate in college-level presentations and have the opportunity to interact with seminar speakers, as well as peers from other local schools. The full-day experience includes an hour for lunch and concludes with guided reflection. Students leave with in-depth knowledge about their chosen topic, a deeper understanding of their own attitudes and values, and suggestions about how to extend the learning back at school with their peers.


Arrival and registration 8:30–9 a.m.
Welcome and introduction 9–9:45 a.m.
9:50–11:15 a.m.
Lunch 11:20 a.m.–12:15 p.m
Application activities 12:20–12:50 p.m.
Presentation and reflections 12:55–1:30 p.m.


  • Piaget’s Four Stages of Cognitive Development
  • Attention and Its Role in Perception
  • Major Points of Gender Roles and How They Are Shaped during Development
  • Observational and Experiential Research
  • Positive and Negative Reinforcement


Call 585-263-2700 to register. Seating is limited. Lunches may be pre-ordered when registering. 

Non-refundable, full payment is due by Friday, November 8, 2013. 

Comments from 2012 AP Psychology Conference participants:

“This was the best seminar I have gone to with school. It was well thought out, fun, and informational.”

Bethany Kommer,  student, Newark High School

“I fully understand Piaget’s four stages, and I can now be successful on work relating to it while also relating it to real life.” And “It was educational, there’s a lot to see and do. I now view the exhibits differently than I did when I was younger.”

Kristasha Mateo, student, Newark High School

“My students said things like, ‘That was the best field trip I was ever on.’  It was a happy bus ride home.” 

Dave Waltman, teacher, Webster Schroeder High School

My students were using the museum to apply psychology concepts-love it!” And “College student presenters had a lot of enthusiasm-great for inspiring higher education!”

Carrie Waldarek, teacher, Webster Thomas High School

“It was so much fun. If I had another opportunity to do this again, I would.”

Alex Kober, student, Webster Schroeder High School


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