Psi Chi is an international honor society whose purpose shall be to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship of the individual members in all fields, particularly in psychology, and to advance the science of psychology.
Membership is open to qualified graduate and undergraduate men and women for whom the study of psychology is a major interest. Typically, an invitation to join Psi Chi is an honor reserved for students who achieve academic excellence in their psychology courses and in their non-psychology coursework.
The Society publishes Eye on Psi Chi, a quarterly magazine that unites and informs the members, and recognizes their contributions and accomplishments.The quarterly Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research encourages and rewards the scholarly efforts of undergraduate psychology students. This publication provides a valuable learning experience by introducing students to the publishing and review process.All chapters register their inductees at the National Office, which maintains membership records. In Psi Chi's first 75 years, the National Office preserved the records of over 467,000 members. Many of these members moved on to distinguished careers in psychology.
Founded in 1929 at Yale University, Psi Chi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies, an affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA), and an affiliate of the Association for Psychological Science (APS). Psi Chi's sister honor society is Psi Beta, the national honor society in psychology for community and junior colleges and for universities in the USA and Canada. Psi Beta's National Office is in Chattanooga, Tennessee. A National Council of psychologists provides guidance for Psi Chi and sets policy with the approval of the chapters. These psychologists are Psi Chi members elected by the chapters.
Psi Chi uses Blackboard to provide information about internships, club events, volunteer opportunities, and research opportunities. For access to Blackboard, contact any Psi Chi officer. Through Psi Chi, you can purchase graduation merchandise and you can buy Psi Chi t-shirts. For further information, contact any Psi Chi officer.
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Psi Chi Advisors
Dr. Michael Toglia
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