The MSUM Psychology Department and Psychology Club are pleased to host the 26th Annual Red River Psychology Conference at MSUM April 19 and 20. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Blair Johnson from the University of Connecticut. Dr. Johnson, a 1983 alumnus of MSUM, is a social psychologist interested in social influence and health promotion, especially with regard to HIV prevention, antidepressants, and exercise.

On Thursday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m., Dr. Johnson will deliver his evening address entitled “Some Dashed Hopes but the Power of Belief Wins in the End: Lessons Learned from Anti-Depressant Trials.” The evening address will take place in the Science Laboratory Building, room 104. Dr. Johnson’s luncheon address at 12:45 p.m. on Friday, April 20 will be entitled “Why Do HIV Prevention Trials Success Rates Vary: Networks, Individuals, and Resources.”

The luncheon address will be held in the Comstock Memorial Union ballroom. Both talks are free and open to the public. For more information on the conference and keynote speaker, please visit the conference website.