The 25th Annual Tri-State
Psychology Research Conference

Saturday, November 7, 2015
Rockford University

Conference Program‌ Now Available

Poster Abstracts

Updated Graduate School Fair Information


Registration will take place from 8am to 9am at the large desk in the lower-level of the Burpee Center.

-Enter campus through the main State Street entrance

-Park in Lot A

-Walk across the street towards the Burpee Center

-Enter through the main lower-level entrance to your right after crossing the street


DanMcAdams-220x293Keynote Speaker Dan P. McAdams, Ph.D.

Henry Wade Rogers Professor of Psychology
Northwestern University‌

The Story of Your Life 

Psychological research suggests that beginning in late adolescence and early adulthood, many of us formulate stories in our minds about how we came to be the persons we are becoming.  These internalized and evolving narratives of self provide our lives with a sense of unity, purpose, and identity.  Dr. McAdams will describe current research in psychological science on the stories Americans tell about their lives, with special emphasis on the theme of redemption – the transformation of suffering into enhancement.  Redemptive life stories promote mental health and societal engagement in the adult years, even as they reflect certain cultural strengths and biases of American society.


It is not too late to attend.  Just pre-register with your name and email as an RSVP.  The registration fee is $7.00 for student participants without a valid Rockford University ID and will be collected onsite at the conference- CASH OR CHECK ONLY.  Faculty accompanying student participants are asked to pre-register but are not charged a fee.

Student Pre-registration

Faculty Pre-registration

If you submit a poster, only the first author will be pre-registered (Please email if the first author will not be attending).  Any other author attending the conference should also pre-register separately with the link above and only submit his/her own name and email address.        

This conference is made possible in part by the RU Student Opportunity Fund and an undergraduate research conference grant from 

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*Next year’s conference will be hosted by UW-Platteville on November 5th, 2016.