Poster Sessions

Several psychology classes require that you prepare a poster for presentation. The following should be used as a general guide when preparing a poster (some professors may have their own format so make sure to check the syllabus or clarify the format with your professor). Posters usually include a title, author(s) name(s) and affiliations (when appropriate), an abstract, method/procedure section, results and conclusions. This information is placed on a poster board that should be at least 3 feet by 2 feet or larger.

Remember that your poster will be read from a distance so be sure that the lettering is large enough to be easily read. The following are some suggestions. Title: 1.5 inch letters; Author names, affiliations and section headings: 1 inch letters; Text: no smaller than 1/4 inch. If you prepare your poster with a word processor, it will be very easy make adequately sized letters.

Tables, figures or photographs may also be used on your posters. Make sure that whatever you present, it is professionally prepared. Remember, the quality of your poster is a direct reflection on you, the Psychology Department and Lebanon Valley College. Take pride in your work!