PsychFest Submission Information

What Should You Present?

The following are ideally suited for presentation as either a poster or a talk at PsychFest:

  • Psychology 303/307 projects
  • Honor's thesis research
  • Master's thesis research
  • Student/faculty collaborations (e.g., directed study/independent study projects)

Why Should You Present?

PsychFest gives students an opportunity to present their scholarly efforts in a supportive, low-pressure environment and can help students develop public speaking skills necessary to excel in a graduate program or a post-baccalaureate career as well as for practice for a thesis defense.

Who May Submit a Poster or Talk?

Western Washington University students studying psychology or behavioral neuroscience who conducted a project during the current academic year under the supervision of a psychology faculty member may submit a research project to PsychFest.

Submission Instructions for 2022

Students presenting at PsychFest may print one free poster in the Student Technology Center in Haggard Hall. To help you prepare your posters, you may refer to the poster template (which is formatted 40” x 30” for large poster printing). We have contacted the STC, and they are expecting a lot of requests from Psychology students during Week 10, so you should make your printing appointment as soon as possible (you don’t need to have a final version of the poster to reserve your appointment - but you will need to bring a copy of your completed poster on a USB/flash drive to your appointment). Schedule your poster printing appointment. When making your appointment, you can list the Class as PsychFest and the Instructor as Dr. Alex Czopp. For more information on printing a poster see the STC website

How to Create a Poster

You may use the PsychFest Poster template for your poster.

2022 Submissions

Submission Deadline for PsychFest 2022:

May 25th - deadline to submit for talks
May 27th - deadline to submit for posters