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Psychology

Clubs & Activities

Psi Chi

Psi Chi is the National Honor Society in Psychology, founded in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology. Membership is open to graduate and undergraduate men and women who are making the study of psychology one of their major interests and who meet the minimum qualifications. Psi Chi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is an affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Psychological Society (APS). Psi Chi serves two major goals--one immediate and visibly rewarding to the individual member, the other slower and more difficult to accomplish, but offering greater rewards in the long run. The first of these is the Society’s obligation to provide academic recognition to its inductees by the mere fact of membership. The second goal is the obligation of each of the Society’s local chapters to nurture the spark of that accomplishment by offering a climate congenial to its creative development. For example, the chapters make active attempts to nourish and stimulate professional growth through programs designed to augment and enhance the regular curriculum and to provide practical experience and fellowship through affiliation with the chapter. In addition, the national organization provides programs to help achieve these goals, including national and regional conventions held annually in conjunction with the psychological associations, research award competitions, and certificate recognition programs. Also, the Society publishes a quarterly Psi Chi Newsletter, which helps to unite the members as well as to inform and recognize their contributions and accomplishments.

 

Psychology Club

Psychology club is a great way for students to be involved in the field of psychology outside of classes! Activities include meeting with professionals in the field, attending conferences and external talks, doing community work, and promoting discussion of the practice of psychology through movies, field trips, and other activities. The academic advisor for the Psychology club is Dr. Richman. Please contact her at richmasb@westminster.edu if you are interested in joining or would like more information. All are invited!

 

Neuroscience Club

"The purpose of Neuroscience Club is to promote and foster the field of Neuroscience on Westminster’s campus.  Furthermore, the club aims to provide a forum for discussion of current Neuroscience topics and offer opportunities for interaction with professionals in the field, through conferences and speakers. Benefits to members include participation in the selection of Neuroscience speakers to invite to campus, participation in group journal article discussions, opportunities to interact with Neuroscience faculty outside the typical classroom setting, and opportunities to coordinate with other club members to attend neuroscience conferences" - Rachel Hoffman, Neuroscience club founder.

The Neuroscience club was founded by Rachel Hoffman and has continued to be a great success. Rachel is pictured opposite with other Neuroscience club organizers. Clockwise: Kristina Scanlan, Jen Nelson, Andrea Santarelli, Rachel Hoffman, Jenna Rimko, Tiffany Wilkins, Emilly Pitzer

Neuroscience Club

 

Getting ready for Brain Awareness Week:


A week of outreach activities for school students from western Pennsylvania, organized and run by Westminster College students, as part of a national brain awareness initiative of the Society for Neuroscience.

 

 

For more information on Brain Awareness click here. - For more information on Nu Rho Psi click here

 

What can you do with a Psychology degree?

Imagine yourself in the human services field, in a research position, in a school system, as a forensic scientist, or holding a position in an industrial or corporate setting.