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Appropriate Poster Format

Posters may not exceed 44’ width and 34’ height.

Images and text for your poster should be neatly affixed to the display board. All text on the poster must be at least an 18 pt font size. 

For tips on preparing your poster presentation and some suggested layouts, we recommend you explore the Psi Chi Conference Presentation Pages.

Printing Your Poster at GSU

You must format your poster with the following guidelines, or it will not print correctly:

1. Make your poster a single slide in PowerPoint.
2. In page layout, size your poster at 44” (width) by 34” (height). This size creates a flexible ratio of 1.33.

Note: Make sure that you check your poster in print preview to ensure that it will look how you want. DO NOT rely on how it looks on the slide design page.

Also, be aware that any images will be blown up a great deal to fit the poster. Check to make sure any pictures have a high enough resolution that they won’t be pixilated on the poster.

Please do not use dark backgrounds for your poster.
It uses a tremendous amount of ink.

Instructions on How to Use the Poster Printer

Sign Up to Print Your Poster

Staff supported poster printing will be available October 27, 28 and 29.  An online sign-up sheet to sign up for a poster printing time is available at You may only sign up for one spot per poster you are presenting.  Staff will not be in the room to help you post the printer (see directions above), but problems with the poster printer will have priority for IT assistance.  If there are problems with the poster printer and you are unable to print it within the time you signed up, e-mail Dr. Tusher for an overflow spot.

Poster Prizes

Each poster will be assessed on the following five areas (each area has equal weight):

    1. Abstract: Clarity, organization, and content of the presentation abstract
    2. Importance: Relative importance of presented research to psychology
    3. Appearance: Clarity, organization, and visual appeal of presentation
    4. Creativity: Creativity in research question and/or study design
    5. Ownership: Apparent degree to which undergraduate author was responsible for the content and format of presentation

The neuroscience award will be awarded to the poster deemed to be the best poster in the field of neuroscience.  To be eligible posters must display the CBN logo in the upper right hand corner, and come from a lab in which the advising faculty member is a CBN member. Each poster will be assessed on the following three areas (each area has equal weight): CBN logo

    1. illustrates the interaction of brain processes and complex behaviors
    2. identifies the brain mechanisms of social behavior
    3. demonstrates command of a major methodological technique used in neuroscience research

The diversity award will be awarded to the poster that best addresses issues of diversity.  Addressing issues of diversity can include addressing issues of social justice; group differences such as gender, race/ethnicity/culture, sexual orientation; and other relevant dimensions of diversity.  Each poster will be assessed as to whether issues of diversity are being addressed in the theory, methodology, and interpretation of the results (each area has equal weight).

Past Winning Posters

Overall Winners

2014 First Place

2014 Second Place

2014 Third Place

2013 First Place

2013 Second Place

2013 Third Place

Diversity Winners

2014 Diversity Winner

2013 Diversity Winner

CBN Winners

2014 CBN Winner

2013 CBN Winner