Psychology Department

 

 

Getting Involved

Psychology Club
Faculty Advisor: Ellie Brown
The purpose of this club is to provide experiences for students that enhance classroom instruction. Programs include presentation of current research by the Department of Psychology’s faculty and students as well as guest speakers. Other programs provide information on graduate education and career opportunities in psychology and related fields. Members are also provided with opportunities for informal interchange with faculty, invited scholars, and others. Interested students may join by contacting club officers or the faculty adviser.

Student Life Committee
Faculty Advisors: Geeta Shivde, Lauri Hyers, Phil Duncan, & Debbie Mahlstedt
This committee gives students opportunities to interact with faculty for socializing with other students and faculty, organizing psychology-related informational sessions, and giving input on departmental matters such as hiring. The Committee also sponsors the annual Psychology Awards Ceremony each Spring.

Psi Chi (Psychology Honor Society)
Faculty Advisor: Deanne Zotter
The Department of Psychology sponsors a chapter of this national honor society. Membership is by invitation, with scholarship as the major criterion. Psi Chi, an affiliate of both the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society, endeavors to advance the science of psychology and encourages superior scholarship in all academic fields, particularly in psychology.

Click here for Requirements for Psi Chi Membership

Peer Mentoring Program
Faculty Advisors: Jennifer Bunk & Geeta Shivde
The Psychology Peer Mentoring Program pairs incoming first-year Psychology majors with Jr/Sr Psychology majors. The program was developed to help incoming students cope with the transition to college by providing support and guidance from current Psychology majors. New students and mentors will engage in a variety of department sponsored activities throughout the upcoming year to enrich the college experience. Look for opportunities to sign up at the beginning of each Fall semester.

Student Research Day
Sponsored by the Student Life Committee
Each Spring, undergraduate and graduate psychology students have an opportunity to talk about their research activities with other students and members of the University, display posters in the Psychology Department’s lobby, and give selected demonstrations of laboratory activities.