PSI Early Graduate Group Conference, 27-28 February 2015
Guidelines for Presenters

Guidelines for abstracts

  • The deadline for abstracts has now passed

  • Abstracts will undergo a peer review process. The committee will consist of postgraduate students and academic staff at NUIG.

  • The committee may advise resubmission, or advise a more appropriate mode of presenting for some submissions.  

  • Oral presentations will last 10 minutes with an additional 2 minutes for questions and answers. 


Abstract structure and submission details

Preferred Mode of Presenting

In addition to Oral and Poster submissions, we encourage submissions under the headings Psychology in Action and Research in Development.

 Psychology in Action is a forum to share examples of good practice and have an opportunity to engage in useful dialogue with colleagues; the essential element for this type of submission, therefore, is that it must have a base in practice (of any kind).

Research in Development provides a forum to present research which is either in planning phase or completed, and should include a literature review, study rationale and outline the study proposal; however, data is not required for this type of submission.

Both Psychology in Action and Research in Development will be considered for poster presentations.

The abstract should be structured as follows:

  • A descriptive title in CAPITAL LETTERS
  • The initials and surname of the author(s) without titles or degrees should appear below the title. (e.g. J. Bloggs & P. Murphy)

  • The department(s), institutions(s) and city(ies) should be listed next.

  • For empirical studies, the abstract should contain the following headings:

1) Introduction:

2) Methods:

3) Results:

4) Conclusions:

For Research in Development, results are not required.

  • The abstract must not exceed 150 words excluding the title, author(s), and affiliation(s).