HPU Students Attend Southwestern Psychological Association Regional Conference

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 11, 2010 ? Several High Point University students majoring in psychology recently had the chance to learn valuable research information at the 2010 Southwestern Psychological Association Regional Conference, held in Dallas on April 8-10.

The 14 students, along with Psi Chi co-advisers, Dr. Greggory Hundt and Dr. Kirsten Li-Barber, had the opportunity to learn about ongoing psychological research presented by both undergraduate and graduate students and faculty from various colleges and universities within the southwest.

“The highlight of the conference was the presentation of two research projects by HPU psychology students Alec Cunningham and Allison Lowry,” Li-Barber says. “Alec gave a poster presentation of his work, ‘Facebook, Twitter and Personality: Individual Differences and Use of Social Networking Sites.’ Allison gave a paper presentation, titled, ‘Staying Friends Forever: Technology?s Effect on Friendship.’ Both presentations were well received by the conference attendees.”

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with 3,700 undergraduate and graduate students from 50 countries and 44 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” HPU was included in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” 2009 listings. The university offers 68 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at http://www.highpoint.edu/ or on Twitter at http://twitter.com/highpointu.

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration

336-841-4530 cdudley@highpoint.edu

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