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Psychologists, students discuss narcissism, research at spring meeting

The Middle Tennessee Psychological Association will explore the psychology of narcissism this Saturday, April 22, when MTSU hosts the group’s spring 2017 meeting.

Dr. Alexander Jackson

Dr. Alexander Jackson

Dr. Alexander T. Jackson, an assistant professor of psychology at MTSU, will deliver the keynote address, “Why and When Narcissists Dismiss Advice,” at 10 a.m. April 22 in the State Farm Lecture Hall of the Business and Aerospace Building.

A printable campus parking map is available at http://tinyurl.com/MTSUParkingMap.

“People often pay incredible sums of money to acquire advice, and, when used, advice tends to lead to more optimal decision-making,” said Jackson. “However, some people seem entirely unwilling to use advice.”

The gathering of the regional group, which is slated for 8:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. and is open to the public, will enable MTSU psychology majors to display their posters, discuss their research with academics and other professionals and to make valuable contacts that could benefit them in their post-college careers.

“The meeting provides an excellent opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to present their efforts to colleagues from other colleges and universities,” said Dr. William Langston, an MTSU psychology professor.

The registration fee is $5 for students and community members and $15 for faculty and professionals. Community college and high-school students may attend for free if they register in advance.

All conference events will take place in the Business and Aerospace Building. For more information, contact Langston at 615-898-5489 or william.langston@mtsu.edu. Online registration is closed, but participants may register on site.

— Gina K. Logue (gina.logue@mtsu.edu)

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