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Transracial Adoption, Memory and Down Syndrome are Topics for Annual Psychology Day

Research presentations on transracial adoption and memory competency take center stage at the Tuesday, April 11, Psychology Day, organized by the International Honor Society in Psychology at CSUF (PSI CHI), the Psychology Department Student Association and the Latin@ Student Psychological Association. All events will be held in the Titan Student Union.

The event begins with an 8 a.m. student research poster competition for a $100 prize, followed by presentations at 9:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Research posters will remain on display until 2 p.m.

David Brodzinsky, professor emeritus of clinical and developmental psychology at Rutgers University and current research director of the National Center on Adoption and Permanency, will speak about “Transracial Adoption: Issues and Outcomes.” Angela Lukowski, associate professor and vice chair of the Department of Psychology and Social Behavior at UC Irvine, will speak on “Recall Memory in Young Children With Down Syndrome: Competencies and Opportunities for Intervention.”

A free lunch is offered to the first 200 attendees.  

Panel talks at 1 p.m. will focus on graduate school and internship options, with speakers from Olive Crest, the Center for Autism & Related Disorders, Sage Behavioral Services, CSUF Children’s Center and the Boys and Girls Club.

For more information about the event, contact Iris Blandon-Gitlin, professor of psychology and faculty organizer.

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