On the morning of Wednesday, May 22nd,
I got up at 3:30 AM to go on one of my
most exciting career-related adventures yet! The Association for Psychological
Science Convention. This was the first big psychology conference that I had the
opportunity to participate in.
A short summary of my experience? I had a blast!
A slightly more detailed one? I learned so much, and I’m excited for what lies ahead of me as I advance in this field.
The first annual Northwest Social Cognitive Development Conference (NSCDC) was my first ever research conference, and the first time I was able to assist in organizing a research conference. The purpose of this conference was to gather researchers from all across the Cascadia Corridor to discuss and present on current topics in developmental science, specifically pertaining to social and cognitive development. I did a poster presentation about my current project on infants’ prosocial expectations. Aside from being my first presentation opportunity, I also had the chance to network with many talented researchers and professionals in the field, and learn from their work and experiences in academia.