Psychology Day 2024

Call for Psychology Day Poster Abstracts: Due by March 29th

The Psychology Day planning committee welcomes your abstract submissions for the Psychology Day poster session, which will take place on Friday, April 12 from 9:30-11:00 amAccepted posters will be will presented live during the poster session on Friday morning in THH (formerly UAC) 275.

The following information pertains to submission guidelines and deadlines:

  • Students must submit an application for poster presentation by 12:00 PM on March 29th via our application portal.
  • Please list any co-authors on separate lines in the authors area.
  • Include your title and a short abstract of your research. Abstracts are limited to 250 words or fewer.
  • Upon acceptance, abstracts will be posted on the Psychology Day web page:
  • Poster boards and pins will be provided. Due to the size of the boards, we highly recommend that posters be no larger than 36” high x 48” wide (3 x 4 ft). If your poster will be a different size, please provide its dimensions so that we can determine if it can be accommodated.

Poster Awards (awarded to first author of poster)

  • Each poster will be evaluated by a panel of judges, with separate award categories for undergraduate and graduate presenters. 
    • Best poster award (1 graduate, 1 undergraduate): $200
    • Runner-up award (1 graduate, 1 undergraduate): $100
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The Speakers

naomi medina

Dr. Naomi Coleman Medina

Lecturer, Department of Psychology

Dr. Naomi Coleman Medina is a lecturer in the department of Psychology at Texas State University and teaches Forensic Psychology, Social Psychology, Psychopathology, and Health Psychology. Prior to her career in higher education, she was a personal fitness trainer for 25 years. While this career was rewarding, she felt the need to broaden her ability to help others. In her 40’s she embarked on an educational career and went on to receive her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology at Texas State University. Shortly after, she received her Master of Arts degree in Health Psychology, LPC clinical track, at Texas State University and a Doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision at St. Mary’s University, San Antonio. Texas. Dr. Medina is also a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and owns a private counseling practice in San Marcos called, “Metamorphosis.” Her appreciation for the restorative powers of the natural world and the value of gentle physical movement resulted in her becoming a nature-based therapist and she provides nature-based therapeutic interventions, including walk talk therapy. She has been committed to overall health and wellbeing for many years and has remained in her role as a fitness instructor. She grows orchids as a hobby.

macy hicks

Mrs. Macy Hicks

Lecturer, Department of Psychology; MAPR Alumnus

Macy Hicks is a lecturer in the Department of Psychology at Texas State, and an alumnus of the Psychological Research master’s program. She also graduated with her undergraduate degree with a major in psychology from Texas State. She teaches a variety of courses, including research methods in psychology, career seminar, and introduction to psychology. She is a published researcher in her field, and specializes in body-focused-repetitive-behaviors (BFRBs) and obsessive-compulsive-disorder (OCD). Being a member of the San Marcos and Texas State community for over 15 years, Macy is an excellent resource for students. Her passion is working with her students to develop a plan for their future, and helping students get into graduate school programs. In her free time, Macy is an artist, an entrepreneur, and an avid tennis player.