We are anticipating two in-person presentations for students and faculty from Dr. Ward Davis (Wheaton College) on January 27, 2022. Check back to this page for details as the event approaches.
2 p.m.: “An Open Science of Religion and Spirituality? Problems, Myths, and Possibilities”
Open Science is the movement to increase the openness, transparency, integrity, and reproducibility of scientific research. This movement is improving people’s access to research (through open sharing data, materials, and publications) and helping ensure scientific findings are (or can be) replicated. Open science practices such as preregistration (prespecification of study plans and predictions) and registered reports (peer reviewing studies before they are conducted and publishing the results regardless of the findings) are also helping enhance research quality and curb questionable research practices like “p-hacking” (e.g., exploring different analytic alternatives until something yields statistical significance; Simmons et al., 2011), “HARKing” (hypothesizing after the results are known; Kerr, 1998), selective reporting of variables and results, and the suppression of nonsignificant findings (“file drawer problem”). Across scientific disciplines, open science practices are becoming increasingly common and expected. However, they are not yet well-understood or well-utilized in the psychology of religion/spirituality field. This presentation will describe several open science practices, debunk myths about the open science movement, and discuss possibilities for using open science practices to enhance the quality, integrity, and impact of scientific research on religion and spirituality.
5 p.m.: “Religious-Spiritual Development and Positive Psychology – Toward an Integrative
Dr. Davis will present his research crossing domains of religious/spirituality and positive psychology to consider how these two fields, together, can promote flourishing and increase positive societal impact.
- October 2021, Dr. Kenneth Wang (Fuller Theological Seminary, School of Psychology & Marriage and Family Therapy) presented “Finishing Well: Tips on Completing Dissertations and Publishing Research.” In addition to the event recording, a pdf of the slides is available here. Templates and additional resources mentioned in the presentation are available at Wang’s website.
- October 2021, Angelica Diaz (Director of Research Initiatives, California Baptist University) presented on best practices for finding and receiving grants.
- April 2021, Dr. Lynette Bikos (Seattle Pacific University) presented "MaskMaking as Calling during the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Qualitative Considerations (Part 1)" and "The Nitty Gritty Details (Part 2)." In addition to the event recordings, PDFs of the slides are also available for Part 1 and Part 2.
- October 2019, Dr. Peter Hill (Biola University) presented "Grace, Gratitude, and Humility: Religious Inflections in the Psychology of the Ordinary."
- February 2019, Dr. Robert LaChausse (CBU, Health Sciences) presented a “Writing Workshop.”
- January 2019, Dr. Daniel David (James Madison University) presented on “Translating Science to Practice: Is Evidence-Based Teaching Even Possible?”
- November 2018, Emily Shotick and Jana Parizer (APA, Washington DC) presented on "APA Style Central."
- October 2018, Dr. Erin Smith (CBU, IRB chair) presented on "IRB Processes."
- October 2018, Dr. Kenneth T. Wang (Fuller Theological Seminary, School of Psychology) presented on "Scale Development and Survey Design: Practical Tips." (View PowerPoint.)
- February 2018, Matthew Goddard (CBU, digital services librarian) presented on “Leveraging Digital Tools in Research.”
- January 2018, Dr. Erin Smith (CBU, IRB chair) presented on “Navigating the IRB.” (Note: IRB policies may change; you are encouraged to check the IRB Handbook for the most up-to-date procedures.)
- October 2017, Dr. Kate Sweeny (UCR, psychology) presented on “Mentoring Students in Research.”
- 2017–2018 Schedule of Events
Student Research Colloquium
From 2017-2020, the CSHB co-sponsored the Student Research Colloquium, bringing students from the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, College of Health Science, College of Nursing, and School of Education together to present their research in poster and oral presentations. More information about these past events, including lists of presenters invited after peer review by CBU faculty, can be found here.