Wednesday, May 29, 2013
A day of research, celebration, and learning. The featured lecture by Chris J. Boyatzis, professor of psychology at Bucknell University, will be preceded by student research sessions, the recognition of student achievement, and a lunch buffet.
SPFC Student Research Conference
10 a.m.–2:30 p.m. | Upper Gwinn Commons
|10–11 a.m.||Research Poster Session I|
|11–11:30 a.m.||Paper Presentations I|
|11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.||Awards Luncheon|
|1–1:30 p.m.||Paper Presentations II|
|1:30–2:30 p.m.||Research Poster Session II|
Lecture on the Integration of Faith
and Professional Practice
4:30 p.m.–6 p.m. | Demaray Hall 150"The Nature and Functions of Religion and Spirituality in Childhood and Adolescence"
with invited lecturer
Chris J. Boyatzis, PhD
Professor of Psychology, Bucknell University
In many societies, adults believe that religion and spirituality are important for children and adolescents. But how do we measure religion and spirituality in young people, and when did psychologists start to care? What methodologies and theoretical frameworks will help us understand these issues? Is there empirical evidence that religion and spirituality is “good” for children? How must our field grow and change for a more genuine knowledge of religion and spirituality early in life? Dr. Boyatzis will address these questions and make suggestions for future research.