Spartan Psychological Association Research Conference (SPARC)

2020 SPARC will be held remotely (hence, 2020 ReSPARC) due to COVID-19 meeting restrictions. 

2020 ReSPARC

  • Keynote Speaker:
    Dr. Erin Flynn-Evans, Director of Fatigue Countermeasures Laboratory, NASA Ames Research Center

Presenting at 2020 ReSPARC

Submission Deadline

Announcement Flyer

Timeline of events:

  • April 20: Keynote Webinar over Zoom from 3:30-5:00pm
  • April 21-April 27: Recording of keynote presentation will be available 
  • April 28-May 5: Recording of student presentations will be available (conference registration required for access)


SPARC 2020 Call for Abstracts


RegistrationRegistration required to receive Zoom meeting information and access to the recorded Keynote and student presentations

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The Psi Chi International Honor Society and the Department of Psychology at San Jose State University are proud to sponsor the Spartan Psychological Association Research Conference (SPARC), held annually each spring (typically late April or early May).

SPARC began in 1957 as a unique opportunity for both undergraduate and graduate students in psychology to gain valuable experience in presenting their research, build relationships with other students and faculty, and broaden their knowledge of cutting-edge research from numerous areas of psychological science.

Through the years, SPARC has grown to become one of the preeminent regional forums for student presentations in psychology. What was once an afternoon's worth of talks in a classroom has evolved into a full 1 - 2 day program of events, including multiple oral presentations sessions, poster presentations, and invited presentations from distinguished scholars in psychology and related fields.

We look forward to having you join us this year as either a presenter or attendee!



All graduate and undergraduate students involved in psychological research or related fields are encouraged to apply. Each student must have a faculty sponsor.