2013 WPUPC at Allegheny College

The 41st Annual Western Pennsylvania Undergraduate Psychology Conference at Allegheny College

Saturday, April 20, 2013



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 Abstract  and registration deadline has been extended to April 12, 2013.

We ask that faculty and attendees not presenting also complete the on-line conference registration form by . This will allow us to get an accurate count of the number of people who are attending so that we can arrange for adequate parking, seating and food. The conference fee will be $15.00 and will include a conference program, light refreshments for breakfast and full lunch. All fees can be paid at morning registration. Please bring either cash or a check made out to Allegheny College.

The conference web site contains detailed information about the conference, including a conference schedule, directions to Allegheny, a map of campus, helpful information for students on presentations and posters, as well as additional information about the keynote speaker and address.

We hope that you will encourage your students to present at the conference and we look forward to meeting and sharing ideas with you and your colleagues. Please take the time to announce this information to your students and to distribute the flyers to your fellow faculty members.

We hope to see you all in April. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Aimee Knupsky at aknupsky@allegheny.edu, or you may call (814) 332-6270.



Judith F. Kroll
Department of Psychology, Program in Linguistics
Center for Language Science, The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802  USA
Judith Kroll

“Bilingualism is the norm, not the exception!”

Until recently, studies of language processing have focused almost exclusively on native speakers who are monolingual in a single language, typically English. In the past decade, the recognition that more of the world’s speakers are bilingual than monolingual has led to a dramatic increase in research that assumes bilingualism as the norm rather than the exception. This new research investigates the way that bilinguals negotiate the presence of two languages in a single mind and brain. A critical insight is that bilingualism provides a tool for examining aspects of the cognitive architecture that are otherwise obscured by the skill associated with native language performance. This talk will illustrate what bilinguals tell us about language, cognition, and the brain.

Judith F. Kroll is Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Linguistics, and Women’s Studies and Director of the Center for Language Science at Pennsylvania State University .  Together with Annette de Groot, she co-edited Tutorials in Bilingualism: Psycholinguistic Perspectives (1997, Erlbaum) and the Handbook of Bilingualism: Psycholinguistic Approaches (2005, Oxford). The research that she and her students conduct concerns the acquisition, comprehension, and production of two languages during second language learning and in proficient bilingual performance. Their work, using behavioral and neurocognitive methods, is supported by grants from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. She was one of the founding organizers of Women in Cognitive Science, a group developed to promote the advancement of women in the cognitive sciences and supported by the National Science Foundation.

Together with Paola Dussias, and Janet van Hell, Kroll is the PI on a PIRE grant (Partnerships for International Research and Education) from the National Science Foundation to develop an international research network and program of training to enable language  scientists  at all levels (undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral) and early career faculty to pursue research abroad on the science of bilingualism.