Professional Conference Trips
Psychology majors are offered the opportunity to attend and receive course credit for professional conferences. Attendance at conferences also includes side trips that explore the people and culture of the conference destination. Based on ideas gleaned from the conference, students are then encouraged to develop a research project and implement that research with the goal of submitting their research to a later conference.
The Psychology Department International Congress program currently meets the college's international study requirement. The Holy Cross College program has been recognized by representatives of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools as an innovative educational program.
International Congress of Psychology, Berlin, Germany July 2008
Holy Cross College students attended the International Congress of Psychology in Berlin, Germany in July 2008. Students attended a variety of congress activities including invited speeches, symposia, poster sessions, and debates. Highlighting the congress was a presentation by internationally renowned psychologist Dr. Phillip Zimbardo of Stanford University. Students attended Dr. Zimbardo's presentation and met with him at a social hour and book signing. While in Germany, students visited Buchenwald Concentration Camp, the Mittelbau/Dora underground factory where the Nazi V1/V2 weapons were constructed, and had a traditional German dinner of boar and venison in the mountain town of Goslar.
International Congress of Applied Psychology, Melbourne, Australia July 2010
Holy Cross College students attended the International Congress of Applied Psychology in Melbourne, Australia in July 2010. Students attended a variety of congress programs including presentations on sports psychology, debates on the roles psychologists should play in prescribing medications, and the reasons for and impact of genocide. Students interacted with psychologists and other students from around the world. While in the southern hemisphere, students experienced Maori culture in New Zealand, participated in a traditional Maori Huka Dance and feast, and visited national parks in Australia. While our students work hard and learn alot, as you can see from this short video ... they find time to explore and have fun.
Currently planning is underway for the International Congress of Psychology in Capetown, South Africa in July 2012. --www.icp2012.com