Published on February 9, 2017 by Sean Flynt  
Psych Friday at Hoover Public Library
Psych Friday at Hoover Public Library

Samford University’s psychology department will host Psych Friday, a free public event, at Hoover Public Library, 9 a.m.–1:30 p.m., March 3.

Supported by a grant from the American Psychological Association, Psych Friday is open to teachers, high school students and other interested audiences.

Stephen L. Chew, Samford psychology department chair and a 2011 U.S. Professor of the Year, worked with local educators Amy Fineburg, Brett Harvard and Trudy Loop to organize Psych Friday and secure the grant. “We thought a program at the library would be a great way to showcase psychological science to the public, and to demonstrate how fundamental it is to all aspects of our lives,” Chew said. “The program will also give our students a chance to show what they learn as college psychology majors and what career paths are open to them.”

The event will explore what psychologists have discovered about brain, mind and behavior, from basic research to therapeutic applications.

Former Samford professor Nicole Siegfried, now clinical director of the Highlands Treatment Center, will present the keynote address on research and treatment of eating disorders.

Students from the Altamont School, and Samford psychology professors Jack Berry and Amanda Howard will join Chew and Siegfried in leading sessions.

Concurrent Sessions
• Clinical and Counseling Careers in Psychology
• Cognitive Psychology: It’s Not What You Think, but It Is What You Think
• The Psychology of Implicit Bias and Stereotyping
• Childhood Attachment and Trauma
• Personality and Brain Function

Activity Fair
• Optical Illusions
• Movement Aftereffects
• Stroop Effect
• Multitasking
• DRM Effect
• Obedience and Conformity
• Serial Position Effect and von Restorff Effect

Call 205-444-7840 for event details.

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Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.