October 11, 2013

HCC To Host Psychology Conferences
Oct. 18-19, Events Center, Beacon Hall

BRIDGEPORT - Housatonic Community College Oct.18 and 19 will host two psychology conferences.

On Friday, Oct. 18, the college will host the 19th annual meeting of the Northeast Conference for Teachers of Psychology while, on Saturday, Oct 19, the college will host the 53rd annual meeting of the New England Psychological Association. A NEPA dinner will be held Friday evening at 5:30 p.m.

` The dinner speaker will be Dr. Daniel Schacter of Harvard University, who will update the current understanding of the seven types of memory “errors” he’s explored. He’ll give special attention to the phenomenon of absent mindedness.

Saturday’s roster of speakers includes Dr. Kelly Brownell of Yale University, an expert in nutrition, and Dr. Kevin Pelphrey of Yale, a specialist in autism. Dr. Brownell will address the question, “Does Psychology Have a Role in Changing the American Diet” while Dr. Pelphrey will discuss his work with autistic children using neuroimaging.

The events will be held in Beacon Hall.

For more information, contact NEPA at 609-895-5437 or NEPsychological@gmail.com or HCC Prof. Mile Amico at 203-332-5163 or mamico@housatonic.edu.

HCC is located AT 900 Lafayette Blvd. in downtown Bridgeport, less than 150 yards off I-95 (Exit 27) and Rte. 8 (Exit1), a block from the Harbor Yard sports complex. Free parking is available in the Housatonic Garage,