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Empirical Research Submission Examples

Posted By Bradley Cannon, Psi Chi Central Office, Monday, May 13, 2019
Updated: Friday, April 19, 2019


Submitting to a peer-reviewed journal can be a complicated process. There is much to consider with regard to APA writing style, communicating your methodology and results, navigating the submission portal, addressing reviewer feedback, etc. Therefore, as an educational journal dedicated to providing a supportive environment for new and seasoned researchers, Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research took it upon itself to create submission examples for the four primary documents needed to publish your work.

These four example materials will be extremely helpful to authors submitting to Psi Chi Journal or to any other academic, peer-reviewed publication. Be sure to save copies of these documents somewhere that you will see them often. Each of these is sure to come in handy for you in the classroom or beyond.




Masked Manuscript Example

After reviewing more than 1,000 empirical manuscript submissions submitted by students and faculty alike, Psi Chi Journal’s APA Style reviewer set out to create a masked manuscript example, which includes approximately 25 concise pointers to help authors avoid the most frequent APA Style mistakes seen in Psi Chi Journal submissions. You’ll definitely want to glance through these pointers anytime you are about to submit your research to an academic journal! In particular, this PDF shows an example of how to mask a manuscript and format the pages (Times New Roman, size 12, doubled spaced), as well as advice for using numbers and various details that authors sometimes forget to include (e.g., participant race/ethnicity, study limitations, effect sizes). Since this document was released in Winter 2018, the APA Style reviewer has already noticed a great improvement in APA Style of new articles submitted!

Cover Letter Example

There has always been a brief bulleted list of requirements for your cover letter on the Psi Chi Journal submission guidelines. However, the addition of this brand new example includes additional information to consider. Also, it spares submitters from having to spend time research the formatting and header information of the letters, which the submission guidelines page naturally could not include.

Unmasked Cover Page Example

Authors sometimes get confused when submitting their cover page, by either mistakenly masking it or even confusing it with the separate cover letter file and thus failing to do it altogether! The new unmasked cover page example lets submitters see exactly what is expected of them. Further, it includes a specific example of how to write the Author Note information on the cover page.

Sponsor Statement Example

Manuscripts submitted to Psi Chi Journal that have an undergraduate first author are required to also submit a sponsor statement that is hand-signed by a faculty mentor. Although a bulleted list of requirements for this statement has existed for many years, we felt that providing an example sponsor statement would be a much appreciated way to save our faculty mentors' a little of their precious time. Faculty mentors are invited to copy this example statement and modify it as appropriate. We are happy to report that more than three-quarters of new undergraduate submissions are now using this sample statement!

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Find Out When Your Chapter Was Chartered

Posted By Psi Chi Central Office, Monday, April 29, 2019
Updated: Monday, April 29, 2019


Here's a FULL LIST of all Psi Chi chapters, sorted alphabetically, with their charter dates included. Goodness, there are a lot, aren’t there!? A total of 1,215, to be precise. Take a peek at your chapter’s founding date, and be sure to celebrate any anniversary milestones for your chapter!


Caption: Holy Cross College charter on October 2, 2018.

Note: This list was created in February 2019. Chapters founded after that date are not included. Some schools or chapters listed may be inactive or closed. If you are interested in starting a chapter at your university of college, please visit HERE.

Abilene Christian University 5/1/2002
Adams State University 11/28/2007
Adelphi University 11/17/1950
Adler University 6/16/1992
Adrian College 11/28/1973
Agnes Scott College 4/16/1990
Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University 4/28/1992
Alabama State University 5/8/2013
Albany State University 3/16/1995
Albion College 2/11/1964
Albright College 5/18/1990
Alcorn State University 12/4/2004
Alfred University 2/20/1964
All Hallows College, Dublin City University 3/26/2014
Allegheny College 1/12/1990
Alliant International University 5/19/1967
Alliant International University Los Angeles 10/29/2014
Alma College 5/19/1960
Alvernia University 4/29/1993
Alverno College 5/14/1973
American International College 5/14/1978
American University 3/28/1958
American University in Cairo 2/1/2012
Anderson University 12/2/1998
Andrews University 4/26/1978
Angelo State University 3/27/1992
Appalachian State University 4/27/1982
Aquinas College 1/25/1981
Arcadia University 5/12/1939
Argosy University, Schaumburg Campus 11/22/1985
Arizona State University 5/20/1951
Arizona State University West 11/30/1995
Arkansas State University 2/27/1979
Arkansas Tech University 10/18/2002
Armstrong State University 11/18/2003
Asbury University 10/16/1993
Ashland University 4/16/1993
Assumption College 5/8/2000
Athens State University 5/30/1985
Auburn University 5/21/1961
Auburn University at Montgomery 1/19/1986
Augsburg University 4/28/1992
Augusta University 6/3/1983
Augustana College 10/24/1969
Augustana University 5/10/2016
Aurora University 9/23/2005
Austin College 11/5/1976
Austin Peay State University 4/16/1990
Avila University 5/24/1975
Azusa Pacific University 11/10/2000
Baker University 10/3/1992
Baldwin Wallace University 11/9/1956
Ball State University 1/28/1977
Bard College 4/12/2008
Barry University 11/2/1974
Baruch College, CUNY 8/26/1947
Bay Path University 4/25/2004
Baylor University 4/18/1942
Bellarmine University 4/21/1968
Belmont University 10/14/1991
Beloit College 2/25/1982
Benedictine College 1/14/1964
Benedictine University 4/26/1979
Bennett College 1/28/1994
Berea College 11/29/1957
Berry College 5/8/1986
Bethany College - Bethany, WV 12/4/1991
Bethany College, Kansas 9/14/1980
Bethune-Cookman University 4/24/1981
Binghamton University, State University of NY 4/19/1982
Biola University 5/22/1981
Birmingham-Southern College 4/11/1974
Black Hills State University 4/14/1999
Blackburn College 1/30/2014
Bloomfield College 4/6/1984
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania 5/21/1970
Bluefield College 9/10/2000
Bluffton University 5/6/2000
Boise State University 4/22/1992
Boston College 5/15/1995
Boston University 4/10/1953
Bowie State University 5/23/1974
Bowling Green State University 6/9/1947
Bradley University 5/20/1968
Brandeis University 4/26/1990
Brenau University 2/2/2006
Brescia University 3/14/1995
Brevard College 4/5/2016
Briar Cliff University 7/18/1987
Bridgewater College 12/10/1998
Bridgewater State University 11/23/1986
Brigham Young University 2/23/1954
Brigham Young University Hawaii 5/3/2006
Brooklyn College of the City University of NY 6/1/1951
Bryant University 5/5/2009
Bucknell University 5/23/1950
Buena Vista University 5/14/2002
Buffalo State College, State University of NY 11/16/1979
Butler University 4/23/1997
CA Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo 6/5/1995
Cabrini University 11/9/1983
Caldwell University 5/8/1991
California Lutheran University 2/2/1992
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona 2/12/1982
California State University San Marcos 12/9/1993
California State University, Bakersfield 6/15/1991
California State University, Channel Islands 12/8/2008
California State University, Chico 5/23/1964
California State University, Dominguez Hills 7/14/1972
California State University, East Bay 5/8/1992
California State University, Fresno 5/23/1951
California State University, Fullerton 4/14/1967
California State University, Long Beach 4/25/1954
California State University, Los Angeles 5/6/1956
California State University, Monterey Bay 11/5/2010
California State University, Northridge 4/7/1967
California State University, Sacramento 10/28/1958
California State University, San Bernardino 4/2/1976
California State University, Stanislaus 11/16/1984
California University of Pennsylvania 5/6/1989
Calvin College 2/22/1997
Cameron University 4/23/1993
Campbell University 9/30/2004
Campbellsville University 10/11/2007
Canisius College 5/6/1974
Capital University 5/14/1977
Cardinal Stritch University 2/10/1979
Carlos Albizu University, Miami Campus 10/18/1985
Carlow University 7/25/2013
Carnegie Mellon University 5/13/1975
Carroll College 5/12/1989
Carroll University 5/11/1980
Carson-Newman University 5/10/1965
Carthage College 5/13/1972
Case Western Reserve University 12/9/1949
Castleton State College 5/13/1950
Castleton University 5/14/1992
Catawba College 5/9/1974
Cazenovia College 5/4/2007
Cedar Crest College 9/12/1990
Centenary College of Louisiana 2/22/1995
Centenary University 5/5/1993
Central College 4/29/1991
Central Connecticut State University 1/12/1968
Central Methodist University 3/3/2014
Central Michigan University 5/29/1970
Central State University 5/20/1982
Central Washington University 5/13/1962
Centre College 4/21/1994
Chaminade University of Honolulu 5/11/1996
Champlain College 4/23/2017
Chapman University 5/19/1988
Charleston Southern University 11/9/1994
Chatham University 5/6/1991
Chestnut Hill College 4/9/1981
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania 5/4/1977
Chicago State University 10/24/1993
Chowan University 5/1/2007
Christian Brothers University 1/30/1987
Christopher Newport University 3/30/1989
City College of the City University of New York 2/22/1961
Claflin University 1/25/2016
Claremont Graduate University 4/7/2011
Claremont McKenna College 5/10/1979
Clarion University of Pennsylvania 5/6/1975
Clark Atlanta University 5/9/1977
Clark University 5/13/1960
Clarke University 4/21/1999
Clarkson University 2/25/2004
Clayton State University 11/6/2006
Clemson University 4/24/1975
Cleveland State University 6/11/1984
Coastal Carolina University 3/22/1990
Coe College 1/23/2004
Coker College 3/9/1994
Colby College 3/5/1981
Colby-Sawyer College 5/4/1999
Colgate University 5/18/1950
College of Charleston 4/10/1979
College of Idaho 5/12/1994
College of Mount Saint Vincent 3/23/1982
College of New Rochelle 11/14/1975
College of Saint Elizabeth 9/28/1992
College of Santa Fe 4/29/1994
College of St. Benedict - St. John’s University 5/15/1973
College of St. Joseph 2/14/1993
College of Staten Island, CUNY 5/19/1978
College of the Holy Cross 3/30/1965
College of the Ozarks 3/26/1998
College of William and Mary 5/21/1961
College of Wooster 5/6/1993
Colorado Mesa University 4/4/1988
Colorado State University 5/15/1964
Colorado State University-Pueblo 5/29/1968
Columbia College 4/30/1997
Columbia College, SC 4/9/2017
Columbia University 9/15/2017
Columbia University, Teachers College 4/19/1963
Columbus State University 5/25/1973
Conception Seminary College 9/5/1988
Concord University 5/5/1992
Concordia College 5/20/1961
Concordia University Chicago 5/27/1996
Concordia University Irvine 4/13/1997
Concordia University Portland 4/18/2009
Concordia University Texas 12/4/2015
Concordia University-Wisconsin 4/25/2012
Connecticut College 3/8/1988
Coppin State University 5/12/1995
Corban University 4/20/1998
Cornell College 5/19/1993
Cornell University 5/4/1948
Covenant College 4/15/1988
Creighton University 4/22/1979
Culver-Stockton College 2/23/1996
Cumberland University 5/4/2000
Curry College 11/19/2010
Daemen College 10/15/1999
Dakota Wesleyan University 3/23/2000
Dalton State College 8/8/2014
Dana College 2/29/2008
Dartmouth College 1/12/1996
Davidson College 5/7/1999
Davis & Elkins College 5/14/1969
Delaware State University 12/7/1981
Delta State University 12/2/1993
Denison University 6/9/1946
DePaul University 2/2/1966
DePauw University 4/7/1954
DeSales University 4/29/1987
Dickinson College 4/24/1975
Dillard University 5/10/1973
Dixie State University 1/29/2015
Doane University 3/4/1987
Dominican College of Blauvelt 5/12/1993
Dominican University 4/30/1980
Dominican University of California 4/15/1980
Douglass College 10/19/1940
Dowling College 3/30/1977
Drake University 9/4/1929
Drew University 4/20/1980
Drexel University 5/14/1973
Drury University 5/18/1978
Duke University 4/15/1959
Duquesne University 5/23/1950
Earlham College 11/12/1999
East Carolina University 12/8/1966
East Central University 5/2/1978
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania 5/7/1980
East Tennessee State University 3/3/1977
East Texas Baptist University 11/9/2004
Eastern Connecticut State University 11/17/1982
Eastern Illinois University 5/19/1969
Eastern Kentucky University 5/24/1968
Eastern Michigan University 12/7/1978
Eastern Nazarene College 5/18/1989
Eastern New Mexico University 2/18/1967
Eastern Oregon University 5/22/1982
Eastern University 5/3/1984
Eastern Washington University 6/1/1962
Eckerd College 3/8/2001
Edgecliff College 5/22/1966
Edgewood College 5/3/2006
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania 5/20/1971
Elizabeth City State University 5/5/1993
Elizabethtown College 5/3/1977
Elmhurst College 12/15/1965
Elmira College 6/5/1971
Elon University 5/12/1992
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University 11/14/2003
Emmanuel College 2/25/1965
Emory & Henry College 3/24/1996
Emory University 5/23/1976
Emporia State University 5/17/1964
Endicott College 5/8/2006
Eureka College 12/5/2017
Evangel University 11/16/1992
Fairfield University 5/4/1977
Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison 5/13/1968
Fairleigh Dickinson University, Rutherford 5/4/1963
Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck 7/7/1967
Fairmont State University 9/24/1993
Farmingdale State College 1/6/2012
Faulkner University 10/6/2015
Fayetteville State University 12/3/1993
Felician University 10/1/2012
Ferris State University 4/7/2014
Ferrum College 12/4/1992
Fielding Graduate University 7/29/2010
Fisher College 4/7/2015
Fisk University 4/16/1981
Fitchburg State University 5/5/1983
Flagler College 12/5/2002
Florida A & M University 6/4/1969
Florida Atlantic University 2/27/1998
Florida Gulf Coast University 3/18/2014
Florida Institute of Technology 7/1/1981
Florida International University 6/4/1975
Florida Memorial University 8/21/2002
Florida Southern College 5/22/1962
Florida State University 5/2/1959
Fontbonne University 5/15/2009
Fordham College of Liberal Studies, Westchester 5/14/1970
Fordham University at Lincoln Center 12/9/1983
Fordham University at Rose Hill 10/29/1980
Forest Institute of Professional Psychology 5/11/1991
Forest Institute of Professional Psychology - MO 3/13/1991
Fort Hays State University 4/24/1970
Fort Lewis College 4/16/1993
Framingham State University 4/30/2006
Francis Marion University 6/29/1978
Franciscan University of Steubenville 3/15/1989
Franklin and Marshall College 4/27/1977
Franklin College 11/10/2010
Franklin Pierce University 5/16/1995
Freed-Hardeman University 10/16/2003
Friends University 11/20/1996
Frostburg State University 4/4/1976
Furman University 5/18/1971
Gallaudet University 10/29/1997
Gannon University 1/29/1982
Gardner-Webb University 5/4/1987
Geneva College 4/11/1991
George Fox University 4/17/1995
George Mason University 2/8/1974
Georgetown College 2/2/1989
Georgetown University 2/23/1973
Georgia College and State University 11/2/1993
Georgia Gwinnett College 5/24/2011
Georgia Institute of Technology 5/27/1999
Georgia Southern University 6/3/1981
Georgia Southwestern State University 10/13/1989
Georgia State University 3/28/1960
Georgian Court University 4/9/1978
Gettysburg College 6/5/1949
Gonzaga University 9/10/1992
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary 4/8/1994
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary-Charlotte 5/4/2002
Goucher College 5/6/1991
Governors State University 9/15/1997
Grand Canyon University 5/3/1995
Grand Valley State University 9/12/1990
Grand View University 3/6/2018
Greensboro College 4/17/1996
Greenville College 5/5/2004
Grinnell College 10/9/2007
Grove City College 4/28/1995
Gustavus Adolphus College 4/25/1988
Gwynedd Mercy University 2/23/2007
Hamilton College 5/4/1977
Hamline University 10/9/1968
Hampden-Sydney College 4/13/1962
Hampton University 11/11/1975
Hanover College 5/25/1977
Harding University 11/11/1976
Hardin-Simmons University 10/18/1996
Hartwick College 12/1/1951
Hastings College 12/1/1982
Haverford College 2/3/2011
Hawaii Pacific University 11/6/1994
Heidelberg University 4/26/1984
HELP University 6/1/2015
Henderson State University 12/7/1992
Hendrix College 10/11/1996
High Point University 4/9/1988
Hilbert College 4/15/2016
Hillsdale College 5/17/1977
Hiram College 4/30/2008
Hobart and William Smith Colleges 3/5/2014
Hofstra University 12/28/1950
Hollins University 3/17/1959
Holy Cross College 10/2/2018
Holy Family University 6/1/1968
Holy Names University 11/7/1989
Hood College 5/16/1974
Hope College 10/27/1965
Hope International University 12/14/2016
Houghton College 12/2/2003
Houston Baptist University 5/15/1975
Howard Payne University 2/27/2013
Howard University 6/2/1947
Humboldt State University 3/9/1984
Hunter College of the City University of NY 5/24/1950
Huntingdon College 4/25/1965
Huntington University 4/1/2013
Husson University 5/4/2014
Huston-Tillotson University 4/27/2016
Idaho State University 10/27/1989
Illinois College 5/9/1997
Illinois Institute of Technology 12/9/1955
Illinois State University 11/28/1984
Illinois Wesleyan University 5/8/1975
Immaculata University 5/5/1977
Indiana State University 4/20/1980
Indiana University Bloomington 5/28/1948
Indiana University East 4/14/1995
Indiana University Kokomo 4/6/1995
Indiana University Northwest 5/7/1978
Indiana University of Pennsylvania 5/24/1970
Indiana University South Bend 9/12/1975
Indiana University Southeast 12/1/1989
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne 4/16/1996
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis 12/9/1981
Indiana Wesleyan University 11/17/2000
Iona College 5/6/1968
Iowa State University 9/4/1929
Ithaca College 5/2/1992
Jackson State University 4/22/1980
Jacksonville State University 5/17/1994
Jacksonville University 10/1/1965
James Madison University 12/9/1971
John Brown University 4/19/1993
John Carroll University 11/4/1965
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY 5/30/1974
Johnson C. Smith University 10/22/1987
Judson University 4/12/2005
Juniata College 10/3/1991
Kansas State University 5/24/1970
Kean University 5/3/1974
Keene State College 5/12/1989
Keiser University 11/15/2017
Kennesaw State University 11/17/1982
Kent State University 3/21/1941
Kentucky State University 5/12/2017
Kentucky Wesleyan College 9/2/1997
Kenyon College 4/28/2013
King University 4/21/1994
King's College 5/16/1973
Knox College 10/28/1992
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania 4/13/1972
La Roche College 5/13/1992
La Salle University 6/1/1964
La Sierra University 6/15/2000
Lafayette College 3/23/1960
LaGrange College 5/16/1994
Lake Erie College 5/18/1967
Lake Forest College 12/1/1960
Lake Superior State University 4/27/2014
Lakehead University 4/13/2013
Lakeland University 4/20/2016
Lamar University 4/23/1986
Lander University 4/23/1986
Lasell College 4/27/2010
Lawrence University 5/18/1992
Le Moyne College 10/23/1990
Lebanon Valley College 2/12/1964
Lee University 4/29/1992
Lehigh University 5/19/1955
Lehman College of the City University of NY 5/7/1969
Lenoir-Rhyne University 12/4/1992
LeTourneau University 11/22/2011
Lewis & Clark College 6/4/1986
Lewis University 3/25/1981
Lewis-Clark State College 5/6/2005
Liberty University 4/21/1988
Life University 5/1/2013
Limestone College 2/18/2017
Lincoln Memorial University 12/1/1995
Lincoln University 4/22/1982
Lindenwood University 5/21/1994
Lindenwood University - Belleville 4/21/2014
Linfield College 3/31/1983
Lipscomb University 5/31/1971
Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania 12/16/1983
Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus 5/21/1961
Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus 12/16/1959
Long Island University, Southampton College 5/9/1988
Longwood University 4/26/1988
Loras College 4/9/1995
Louisiana College 3/17/1949
Louisiana State University 5/11/1945
Louisiana State University at Alexandria 11/23/2005
Louisiana State University in Shreveport 11/5/1999
Louisiana Tech University 4/21/1976
Loyola Marymount University 5/9/1979
Loyola University Chicago 10/25/1952
Loyola University Maryland 1/19/1973
Loyola University New Orleans 10/6/1967
Luther College 5/16/1990
Lycoming College 4/12/1976
Lynn University 2/7/2003
Lyon College 4/14/1993
Macalester College 11/8/1990
MacMurray College 6/1/1960
Madonna University 12/1/1992
Manchester University 5/7/2001
Manhattan College 1/30/1975
Manhattanville College 11/28/1979
Mansfield University of Pennsylvania 12/6/1973
Marian University 10/30/1983
Marietta College 12/10/1981
Marist College 3/2/1979
Marquette University 2/2/1960
Mars Hill University 12/4/2014
Marshall University 6/5/1948
Mary Baldwin University 5/9/1975
Marygrove College 6/23/1993
Marymount California University 3/27/2015
Marymount Manhattan College 2/28/1979
Marymount University 10/24/1981
Maryville College 5/6/1991
Maryville University 9/7/2008
Marywood University 5/28/1966
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 12/11/2002
McDaniel College 5/15/1974
McKendree University 4/30/2006
McMurry University 4/28/1999
McNeese State University 12/10/1994
Mercer University 5/26/1993
Mercy College 9/1/1978
Mercyhurst University 10/16/1991
Meredith College 5/9/1975
Merrimack College 4/17/1985
Messiah College 4/14/2005
Methodist University 4/22/1983
Metropolitan State University 4/23/1999
Metropolitan State University of Denver 4/18/1974
Miami University 5/24/1940
Michigan School of Psychology 2/25/2015
Michigan State University 5/27/1965
Michigan Technological University 4/17/2010
MidAmerica Nazarene University 3/11/1986
Middle Tennessee State University 8/31/1972
Middlebury College 5/24/1996
Midland University 11/8/1998
Midwestern State University 5/12/1974
Midwestern University - Downers Grove 7/11/2014
Midwestern University-Glendale 2/9/2016
Millersville University of Pennsylvania 5/4/1989
Milligan College 3/19/2002
Millsaps College 12/7/2008
Minnesota State University- Moorhead 7/16/1984
Minnesota State University, Mankato 11/4/1993
Misericordia University 11/11/1994
Mississippi College 5/3/1990
Mississippi State University 4/6/1991
Mississippi State University - Meridian Campus 8/7/2012
Mississippi University for Women 5/4/1998
Missouri Southern State University 6/18/1980
Missouri State University 5/29/1970
Missouri University of Science and Technology 4/20/1979
Missouri Western State University 10/27/1989
Mitchell College 3/29/2006
Molloy College 5/25/1973
Monmouth College 5/25/1972
Monmouth University 6/2/1964
Montana State University-Billings 2/5/1972
Montana State University-Bozeman 6/4/1965
Montclair State University 5/9/1971
Moravian College 5/11/1976
Morehead State University 4/24/1979
Morehouse College 11/1/1984
Morgan State University 5/23/1958
Morningside College 6/5/1939
Morris Brown College 5/3/1996
Mount Holyoke College 5/8/1980
Mount Mary University 5/3/2001
Mount Mercy University 4/29/1995
Mount Saint Mary College 3/29/1994
Mount St. Joseph University 1/25/1998
Mount St. Mary's College 11/17/1984
Mount St. Mary's University 11/1/1976
Mount Vernon Nazarene University 4/28/2011
Muhlenberg College 12/9/1959
Mundelein College 5/29/1974
Murray State University 5/19/1965
Muskingum University 5/14/1968
Nasson College 5/20/1968
National University 6/30/1992
National University of Ireland Galway 1/23/2009
Nazareth College of Rochester 4/27/1979
Nebraska Wesleyan University 1/1/1930
Neumann University 5/9/1988
Nevada State College 4/24/2015
New Jersey City University 5/7/1979
New Mexico Highlands University 3/5/1948
New Mexico State University 5/16/1962
New York Institute of Technology 12/19/1974
New York University 4/20/1933
New York University, University Heights 4/20/1934
Newbury College 4/12/2016
Newman University 4/30/2005
Niagara University 4/29/1983
Nicholls State University 11/8/1979
Norfolk State University 5/8/1975
North Carolina A & T State University 11/18/1979
North Carolina Central University 5/21/1961
North Carolina State University 5/1/1968
North Carolina Wesleyan College 5/7/1983
North Central College 5/4/1974
North Central University 4/18/2000
North Dakota State University 2/12/1974
North Greenville University 4/26/2010
North Park University 11/6/1985
Northeastern Illinois University 7/30/1968
Northeastern State University 12/10/1982
Northeastern University 5/27/1997
Northern Arizona University 5/5/1976
Northern Illinois University 4/17/1963
Northern Kentucky University 4/10/1981
Northern Michigan University 9/21/1997
Northern State University 4/28/1989
Northland College 5/7/1999
Northwest Missouri State University 5/7/1982
Northwest Nazarene University 6/2/1998
Northwest University 4/21/1999
Northwestern College 4/28/1993
Northwestern Oklahoma State University 10/3/1995
Northwestern State University of Louisiana 1/8/1969
Norwich University 4/30/1998
Notre Dame de Namur University 4/26/1995
Notre Dame of Maryland University 12/10/1974
Nova Southeastern University 4/25/2003
Oakland University 10/30/1984
Occidental College 9/30/1947
Oglethorpe University 5/8/1985
Ohio Dominican University 5/1/1979
Ohio Northern University 5/15/1996
Ohio University 9/4/1929
Ohio Valley University 11/10/2015
Ohio Wesleyan University 5/15/1951
Oklahoma Baptist University 9/27/1968
Oklahoma Christian University 4/25/1999
Oklahoma City University 8/19/1967
Oklahoma State University 11/10/1948
Old Dominion University 12/1/1972
Olivet College 2/27/1979
Olivet Nazarene University 4/30/1998
Oregon Institute of Technology 5/16/2002
Oregon State University 5/30/2002
Otterbein University 2/6/1991
Ouachita Baptist University 3/12/1992
Our Lady of the Lake University 11/4/1998
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Sample Materials to Promote Your Upcoming Chapter Events

Posted By Roxanne Hallisey, Austin Peay State University, Thursday, April 18, 2019
Updated: Thursday, April 18, 2019


Psi Chi’s Austin Peay State University Chapter recently raised $2,200 by hosting a Veteran’s Day CrossFit competition called the Got Your Six Showdown! As you will learn in a recent magazine article about the event, it was a tremendous success with more than 150 people becoming involved. This includes numerous local vendors and veterans, each of whom gathered together for the event in a gymnasium space that was donated specifically for this occasion.

In today’s blog article, we asked the chapter’s president, Roxanne Hallisey, to tell us about how her chapter was able accomplish so much and to provide us with some sample materials that other chapters could customize to promote their own upcoming service and educational events.



Roxanne says, “We approached more than 40 area businesses, in person, to hang flyers, and that has been a great success! Talking about the event face-to-face allows them to see our excitement, which has led to some awesome connections. We asked sponsors, vendors, and chapter members to use our hashtag, #PsiChisGotYourSix when posting to social media and it created quite the buzz! Also, we featured each sponsor or vendor involved on our Facebook event page at consistent intervals. This kept the momentum going, and the groups involved got a chance to be recognized for their support. Below, are some sample materials that we used to promote the event.”


Sample Flyer



Sample Information Blurbs

Join us at Got Your Six Throwdown, a Veteran’s Day CrossFit Fundraiser, to benefit Warrior Expeditions and Psi Chi Honor Society in Psychology at APSU, November 10, 2018, from 8 a.m.–3 p.m. at Always Strong Fitness! We’ll be there to help raise awareness for veteran’s mental health during the competition alongside local DJs, Food Trucks, Vendors, and Veteran Services. We hope to see you there! #PsiChisGotYourSix

Psi Chi Honor Society Chapter at APSU is hosting the Got Your Six Throwdown, a Veteran’s Day CrossFit Fundraiser, this November 10 from 8 a.m.–3 p.m. at Always Strong Fitness. Join us on the competition floor as we raise awareness for veteran’s mental health. All proceeds will benefit Warrior Expeditions and the Psi Chi chapter at APSU. It’s going to be a day of fun with local DJs, food truck, vendors, and veteran services! We hope you’ll join us in letting veterans know #PsiChisGotYourSix

Sample Email to Sponsors

A recent 2015 study showed that almost 1.15 million veterans have at least one mental health diagnosis (Trivedi et al., 2015). Psi Chi Honor Society in Psychology at APSU, along with our supporters, wants our local veteran community to know we "Got Your Six" by providing a fun event, as well as resources. We want to give our local community a chance to show their support to veterans in the area!

Got Your Six Throwdown is unique! Every facet of this event: Psi Chi & Psychology Club of Austin Peay State University members, Always Strong Fitness, Home of CrossFit Clarksville, Warrior Expeditions, Willow Tree Counseling, LLC, Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Centerstone, Brotherz From Another Mother, Natural Selection Meal Preps, event judges, and athletes support veterans or are operated by a veteran, military, or military family member. The strength of this community is apparent, and we are overjoyed to help bring awareness and fundraise for this exciting event!

Sample Email to Sponsors

Subject: Got Your Six, Psi Chi APSU Fundraiser Goes LIVE!

Good morning!

This morning Wednesday September 12, the Got Your Six Throwdown, a Veteran's Day CrossFit Fundraiser benefitting Warrior Expeditions and Psi Chi Honor Society at APSU is going LIVE on Facebook! Throughout the day, the school and local community will receive flyers to spread the word about this AMAZING event!

You are receiving this email because you are wonderful host, sponsor, vendor, swag bag donor, or volunteer! First, we want to say "thank you" for your generosity, time, and support of raising awareness of veteran’s mental health in our community. Our entire chapter is so excited to have you on board.

Second, we'd like to give you the opportunity to spread the word on your own social media accounts. You'll find attached the following documents:
1. Social Media Blurbs & Information Blurb
2. A Social Media Flyer

Please feel free to use these items to promote the event. If you are a brick and mortar business I will be around town tomorrow, and in contact, to drop off flyers to you ASAP.

To access the event on Facebook, please go here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2084036784980265/

Or type in the Facebook search box "Got Your Six Veterans Day Throwdown." We encourage you to post regularly and invite your friends, family, and community to this event.

Don't forget to use our hashtag #PsiChisGotYourSix

If you have any questions or need our help in the meantime, please don't hesitate to reach out. Thank you again for all that you do. We are excited to see you on November 10!

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Respectfully,

Roxanne Hallisey
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Psi Chi URW Awards Ceremony

Posted By Psi Chi Central Office, Friday, April 12, 2019
Updated: Friday, April 12, 2019




A key part of Psi Chi’s mission is recognizing the successes and hard work put forth by our members. Therefore, it seems only fitting to finish up our fun, informal Psi Chi Undergraduate Research Week with an equally fun, informal Awards Ceremony article!

Below, we are proud to call out the following individuals for their incredible service to Psi Chi, student research, and the field of psychology!

Best 2018 Journal Reviewer

Editor Debi Brannan greatly appreciates every person on the Psi Chi Journal reviewer team. However, out of almost 300 doctoral-level reviewers, one reviewer in particular really stands out to her above all others. Reviewer Dr. Robert R. Wright (Brigham Young University–Idaho) has become one of the journal team’s top go-to reviewers for when we need a review that is fabulously in-depth, supportive to the authors, and speedy too! Rob, thank you so much for your service! Visit HERE to learn about becoming a reviewer!

Best 2018 Awards and Grants Reviewer

Awards and Grants Officer Paige Anctil would like to specially recognize evaluator Dr. Evan Zucker (Loyola University New Orleans) for his impressive service. In addition to being the Southwestern Vice-President from 2012 to 2016, he has also reviewed more than 100 applications between the Undergraduate Research Grants this and last year, and his work on the Scholarship committee, among other programs! Thank you, Dr. Zucker!

Best Psi Chi Tattoo!

Okay, so there’s only one person eligible for this recognition (that we know of!). But Bryan Patriquin’s (Southern New Hampshire University) tattoo is so wickedly awesome that we couldn’t help bringing it to everyone’s attention once again this year! You can view the tattoo, and the inspirational story behind it, in this recent magazine article.

Latest Psi Chi Distinguished Members


This year, Psi Chi’s Board of Directors have nominated two new renowned experts to become the latest Distinguished Members of Psi Chi: Dr. Jane S. Halonen (University of West Florida) and Dr. Antonio Puente (University of North Carolina Wilmington). Congratulations! Their names will now be listed alongside other Distinguished Members such as Drs. Albert Bandura, Elizabeth Loftus, and many others. View the full list.

2018 Most Active Journal Reviewer

Thank you so much to Dr. Katharine S. Shaffer (University of Baltimore) for completing EIGHT empirical manuscript reviews in 2018! Wow! Reviewers are selected based on their subject areas listed online. Therefore, reviewers who would like to increase their number of reviews requests are encouraged to log in to the online submission portal and see if there are any additional subject areas that they would feel comfortable reviewing.

Best 2018 Undergraduate Journal Manuscript for APA Style

Bradley Cannon, Psi Chi Journal’s APA Style Reviewer, is happy to recognize Kayla Wilson (University of Central Arkansas) for her outstanding work. All revised manuscripts receive a comprehensive APA Style Review, and Kayla’s manuscript had fewer edits than any other article this year! Great job! Also, special thanks to her coauthor and faculty mentor, Dr. Kenith Sobel. This is not the first time that Dr. Sobel has guided an outstanding student submission! See the full article.

Special Recognition

Kelly Cuccolo (University of North Dakota) told us that she stepped a bit out of her comfort zone when she applied to become the chair of the NICE:CROWD collaborative research project. Despite her original hesitation, her performance has consistently amazed us throughout, and the first-ever NICE:CROWD project is off to an incredible start. Kelly, that new program has benefited immensely from your hard work! Thank you!

Dr. Jon Grahe (Pacific Lutheran University) has been invaluable to the Research Advisory Committee. In his presidency of Psi Chi, he led the creation of the committee and then served as an ex officio member during his terms as president and past-president of Psi Chi. After serving in this role on the committee, he has served as a regular committee member until this summer. Jon’s work has done much to advance the ability of Psi Chi members to do their own research. Thank you!

And last but not least, we would also like to thank our Psi Chi Journal Editorial Assistant, Rebecca Stempel (Western Oregon University). The editorial team has come to really rely on and appreciate her assistance with scheduling meetings, reviewing the journal issue layouts, and everything else that she does for us. The Journal team dreads the day that she ever steps down from this position!

Reader, thank you for participating in Psi Chi Undergraduate Research Week this year. Although the event has now reached its conclusion, there are many year-long programs designed to support your growth as a researcher. Be sure to check them out HERE!


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Six Extremely Interesting Applications of Psychology

Posted By Bradley Cannon, Psi Chi Central Office, Monday, April 1, 2019
Updated: Monday, April 1, 2019



No two psychologists are the same. As you probably know, the field of psychology has branched out in many directions and become interconnected with numerous other fields, both within the areas of psychology and beyond. For a quick idea of the many fields in psychology, take a lot at Psi Chi’s Career Finder.

The idea that all psychologists are counselors is simply no longer true—nor was it ever. Today, let’s take a look at some of the most unique and creative applications of psychology that we have come across at the Psi Chi Central Office. (You’re going to love these! They might even make up for that ridiculous April Fools post that we used to introduce this article…)

1. Studying Female Serial Killers

Forensic psychology in itself is fascinating. But a few years ago, we stumbled upon Dr. Marissa A. Harrison, who specifically studies female serial killers! Like, who even knew that this was a thing?! As it turns out, women serial killers do exist and they do tend to have different motives and methods for killing people than the male serial killers that are often portrayed and discussed on television. Learn more in what quickly become one of our most popular magazine articles.

2. Superhero Therapy

Dr. Janina Scarlet survived Chernobyl radiation when she was a child, which caused her to have lifelong health issues such as migraines and seizures. As she recently explained to the University of California San Diego Psi Chi Chapter, when she immigrated to the United States, other children often made fun of her for and asked her things like if she glowed in the dark. Janina felt like a total outcast and often wanted to die, until she saw the first X-Men film in a theater, which immediately attracted her attention because the X-Men characters were also frequently bullied for their exposure to radiation. Largely due to the X-Men, she gradually began to see herself as a survivor with special talents, instead of a victim, and so she later dedicated her life to helping others use their favorite fictional hero characters in order to better understand themselves and manage painful experiences.

3. Influencing Pixar's Inside Out

There are many ways that media psychology can (and should) be used to influence the choices that writers, producers, and directors portray characters and situations. For example, a few years ago, we reached out to Dr. Dacher Kelter to tell us about how he worked with the director of Pixar’s Inside Out. As it turns out, Dr. Keltner convinced the director to significantly alter the ending of that film in order to portray a meaningful and unique theme regarding the importance of sadness. Find out how the Inside Out was originally supposed to end and more in this magazine interview.



4. Space Psychology, the Final Frontier!

Have you ever stopped to consider whether the same psychological principles that you study here on Earth would also apply to people when they aren’t located on our planet?! For 15 years, Dr. Nick Kanas served as a NASA-funded principal investigator as he conducted psychological research on astronauts and cosmonauts. We wrote an in-depth interview with him about the various stressors of long-duration space travel, which include everything from the potential for equipment to break down to the effects of separation from family and friends. Far out!

5. Pick Up Lines


Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research has published articles about everything from the effects of music on mood to the effects of using different types of password combinations. But this year, a really unique article investigated the perceived attractiveness of people who use pick-up lines to get a date! In other words, would you expect a person to be more attractive if they used a direct pick-up line (e.g., “I just have to tell you, you have amazing eyes”), an innocuous line (e.g., “Don’t I know you from somewhere?”), or a flippant line (e.g., “If you were a triangle, you’d be acute one”)? The next time someone walks up to you and says, “Is your name Ariel? Because I think we mermaid for each other,” remember that that this is only one of the many unique situations that social psychology has explored in order to better understand interactions between people.

6. Outdoor Healing Excursions

Soldiers historically were faced with a long march or journey home after wartime. But now, technology often allows them to be shipped directly home within a few days of fighting. Because this does not give them as much opportunity to process their experiences before returning to civilian life, is it possible that this causes them to be more likely to exhibit PTSD ? This year, Psi Chi’s Austin Peay State University Chapter raised $1,100 for Warrior Expeditions, a nonprofit that helps veterans heal from wartime experiences by facilitating long-distance outdoor excursions. This organization also researches the effects of hikes, bikes, and paddles on veterans' mental health.

More Interesting Applications of Psychology

Be sure to check out Psi Chi’s free online Careers in Psychology Resource. This resource will help you choose possible career routes and sharpen your skills to acquire rewarding jobs that you can be proud of. Also, if you are interested in learning about a particular field, review the “Career Preparation” and “Fields of Psychology” sections of our Publication Search for Eye on Psi Chi magazine. You never know what you might find!

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Psi Chi Seeks New Director of Tomatoes

Posted By Psi Chi Central Office, Monday, April 1, 2019
Updated: Monday, April 1, 2019




Gotcha, haha! We're not really seeking a Director of Tomatoes . . .

But in all seriousness, there definitely are endless fascinating occupations that you can pursue with your psychology education. So on that note, we also released a brand new blog article today, which features some of the most interesting applications of psychology in the workplace such as superhero therapy and helping astronauts to manage their stress. Be sure to check it out! Here’s a link https://www.psichi.org/blogpost/987366/320198/.

Also, perhaps you are curious about what positions really do exist in the Psi Chi Central Office? You can get to know our full staff HERE, and you are invited to meet Psi Chi’s Board of Directors too!

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Have All Eligible Members Joined Your Chapter This Semester?

Posted By Bradley Cannon, Psi Chi Central Office, Thursday, March 28, 2019


A diverse range of people are eligible to join Psi Chi, a fact which is invaluable to the future of our Professional Organization. As Psi Chi’s 2004–08 Executive Director Dr. Virginia Andreoli Mathie recently worded it, “A more diverse membership makes Psi Chi more representative of our society at large and also creates more opportunities for our members.” That is why Psi Chi Central Office has been recently focused on expanding its efforts to seek out and attract individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Because people are eligible to join from so many walks to life, it is possible that your chapter has overlooked one of more groups of individuals who would appreciate and benefit from the opportunity to become a part of Psi Chi. At this time, take a close look at the list below of potential members who occasionally do not receive an invitation to join. Then, please reach out to anyone who might have been accidentally missed.

  • Invite eligible undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Invite eligible psychology majors and minors.
  • Invite eligible transfer students.
  • Invite eligible online students.
  • Invite eligible nontraditional students.
  • Invite eligible students in related fields (e.g., biopsychology or educational psychology).
  • Invite eligible interdisciplinary majors with at least as many psychology courses as a minor.
  • Invite eligible full-time faculty members.
  • Let individuals with diverse backgrounds and identities know that your chapter welcomes and values broad sociocultural representation.
  • Reach out to student clubs and organizations across campus that represent different groups of marginalized, underrepresented, and/or other diverse students.

If your chapter officers personally invite students to join in the classroom, then you can imagine how easy it would be for them to overlook inviting online-only students. Likewise, if all of your officers are full-time undergraduates, then you can imagine how their in-class invitations might be less likely to reach graduate students, who are enrolled in different courses entirely, or nontraditional students, who primarily only take night classes. Therefore, consider how the different groups of people above might have unique circumstances and methods of communication. Then, do you best to reach out people in the ways and places that work best for them!

Importantly, new requirements for transfer students have been in effect since March 5, 2019. These changes make it simpler for transfer students to join. For the changes to take place at your chapter, simply update your local Chapter Bylaws document. The latest modifiable template of this document is available on the Faculty Advisor and Officer Admin webpages (login required).



Also, it is a good practice to start promoting your chapter to people who are not currently eligible but most likely will be in the near future. In some cases, you can even attract people to pursue a psychology degree who had not yet considered it before (your Department will surely be impressed by this too!). For example:

  • Connect with underclass students during campus-wide orientations and other events in order to teach them about obtaining a degree in psychology and Psi Chi.
  • Connect with local high school students who are taking psychology courses in order to share about the benefits of pursuing a college degree in psychology and how your local chapter and Psi Chi can help support this journey.
  • Connect with psychology students at nearby community colleges to let them know what opportunities are available for them on your campus.

According to Psi Chi Distinguished Member Dr. Nadine Kaslow, “It is imperative that Psi Chi reflects the rich diversity of our communities. Doing so will lay the foundation for us to transform psychology to a discipline that that is truly inclusive and firmly committed to social justice in all scientific, educational, and applied endeavors.”

We at Psi Chi are passionate about expanding our perspectives through diverse membership in our Honor Society. In the past year or so, many specific strategies and activities to embrace diversity have been added to our new Diversity Matters online resource, which you are welcome to review at any time. You are also invited to use our invitation to membership template, which was specially edited by Psi Chi’s Diversity Committee.

We hope that you will join us at your local chapter in the pursuit of social justice and equal opportunity throughout our Professional Organization. Thank you for your support.

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Full Program—Psi Chi Undergraduate Research Week 2019

Posted By Psi Chi Central Office, Monday, March 18, 2019
Updated: Wednesday, April 10, 2019



PSI CHI UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH WEEK (URW) is an opportunity for all members to gain some research experience outside of the classroom—not just those who are able to travel to a convention. Graduate students and faculty are also welcome. Take a moment to review the full program below. And please be sure to tell your friends, students, and fellow psychologists about this unique opportunity.

NOTE. Programming below is subject to change. Details will be finalized by April 4.

MONDAY APRIL 8

  • 9:00 A.M. ESTAre You Conducting Responsible Science?
    Psi Chi Research Director Dr. John E. Edlund will be hosting an informative Q&A comments chat on Psi Chi's official Facebook page. Have ideas for conducting responsible science? We look forward to your participation!
  • 12:00 P.M. EST—Attend a Live Webinar
    Join Dr. Brooke Robertshaw for a webinar called, “No Statistics Are Objective: The Intersection of Quantitative Methods and Diversity.” Spaces are limited, so register HERE early. A Q&A Session will follow.
  • ALL-DAY ACTIVITY—Send Us Your Research Presentation Videos
    Throughout the week, we will be sharing 15-second video clips submitted by our members. Direct your videos to social.media@psichi.org.

TUESDAY APRIL 9

WEDNESDAY APRIL 10

  • 11:00 A.M. EST—Ask Questions About Psi Chi Journal!
    Starting at 11 a.m. EST, submit your questions and comments about the journal on Psi Chi’s Facebook page. Editor Dr. Debi Brannan and the Associate Editor team will respond to your comments on and off throughout the day. Learn more about the journal.
  • ALL-DAY ACTIVITY—Download Our APA Style Templates
    Our APA Style masked manuscript, (NEW) cover letter, cover page, and sponsor statement templates contain useful pointers that will definitely come in handy when you write your next research article. Download copies of each today. Our gift to you!

THURSDAY APRIL 11

  • 12:10 CST—Watch MPA Poster Presenters, LIVE!
    Psi Chi Past-President Dr. R. Eric Landrum is going to give you a fun, Twitter Live video tour of a poster session at a regional convention. Be sure to tune in HERE.
  • ALL-DAY ACTIVITY—Share Your Research Experiences
    Join us in sharing your research presentation pictures, videos, and memories on social media. Use hashtag #PsiChiURW so that we can find your posts.

FRIDAY APRIL 12

  • 9:00 A.M. EST—Celebrate Our Psi Chi Research Achievers
    To round off a great week, a brand-new Awards Ceremony article will be released today. This article will feature various individuals who have gone above and beyond to support student research and other activities through Psi Chi. Thank you to everyone for participating in this year’s URW event!
  • ALL-DAY ACTIVITY—Support Your Fellow Researchers
    Did you know that Psi Chi hosts a free tool where members can list their research studies that are in need of online participants? Please visit HERE anytime today and complete at least one of the available studies. Members, feel free to log in and submit a link to your own studies too.

Can't Get Enough Research Experience?

See these four other ways to gain invaluable research experiences with Psi Chi!

We Hope You Enjoy #PsiChiURW


Send any comments or questions to publishing@psichi.org.

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About Psi Chi URW

Posted By John E. Edlund, PhD, Psi Chi Research Director, Monday, March 18, 2019
Updated: Wednesday, April 3, 2019


Dear Psi Chi Member,

I hope you will join me during Psi Chi’s second annual celebration of Undergraduate Research Week (URW). All students and faculty—not just undergraduates—are invited to join us April 8–12 to shine a light on the latest generation of students striving to advance the science and application of psychology. The final program will be available online by April 4.

Specifically, this event will feature Psi Chi webinars, Facebook conversations with experts, new articles, and other Psi Chi research tools throughout the week. You are also encouraged to share about your current research projects and experiences on Facebook and social media. Use hashtag #PsiChiURW. Specific projects, interests, conference attendance—we want to hear about it all! You are also invited to send us any 15-second video clips of your research presentations to socialmedia@psichi.org.

As we wait for URW, here are four ways you can go ahead and honor this special occasion with Psi Chi today:

1. Join a Research Project

Psi Chi’s NICE:CROWD project allows student and faculty researchers from around the world to get together and investigate a specified research question. Each year, a particular research project will be selected by the NICE Committee, and then interested researchers will be guided through the process of gathering IRB approval and collecting data at their local institutions. Learn more about submitting a potential project for consideration or collaborating on the current project!

2. Receive Financial Support

Psi Chi provides $400,000 annually in awards, grants, and scholarships. This includes significant funding for undergraduate research awards, research grants, and travel grants to conventions. View a complete list of annual programs and deadlines.

3. Submit to Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research

Psi Chi’s quarterly, peer-reviewed journal is uniquely dedicated to educating and promoting the professional development of undergraduate, graduate, and faculty authors. Experience our rigorous, yet supportive and educational, peer-review process for yourself. Psi Chi’s high visibility across the field and dedication to transparent, replicable research practices makes our journal the place to submit your research today.

4. Learn Something New

Over the years, Psi Chi has built up a wealth of free articles and resources about Conducting Research and Attending and Presenting at Conventions. You are welcome to use these in your classrooms and other endeavors.

Undergraduate Research Week was originally declared by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. Indeed, many professionals first discovered their passion for research when they were students. This celebration is to recognize those beginnings too, and for the mentors who cultivate countless bright minds.

Undergraduate research opportunities cultivate future generations of passionate and innovative researchers. I look forward to your participation in the upcoming Psi Chi URW celebration!

John E. Edlund, PhD
Psi Chi Research Director
Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)
research.director@psichi.org

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Do You Have Your Eye on Graduate School? Review of An Eye on Graduate School: Guidance Through a Successful Application

Posted By Joel W. Hughes, PhD, Kent State University (OH), Wednesday, March 13, 2019



In 2017, Psi Chi self-published an edited eBook titled: An Eye on Graduate School: Guidance Through a Successful Application. This electronic-only offering is a compendium of 20 years of the collective wisdom of contributors to Eye on Psi Chi magazine on applying to graduate school. The editors curated, revised, enhanced, and organized 19 key articles into seven sections covering everything from selecting graduate programs to succeeding in graduate school. It is available for purchase on the Psi Chi website, and a 75% members’ discount reduces the price to only $4.99. But do you need it? There are other books for psychology majors on graduate school, and Eye on Psi Chi magazine already contained many of these articles.

I vote “yes,” for the following reasons:

  • Multiple perspectives. Many psychology departments host faculty presentations or graduate student panels on applying to graduate school. Often, these are limited by the expertise of the people involved. For example, a clinical neuropsychologist has a lot of advice regarding desirable qualifications and research as it pertains to graduate school in neuropsychology. No one person can address the diversity of graduate school interests represented in the audience. Some of the books on getting into graduate school like Sayette & Norcross’s (2018) excellent Insider’s Guide to Graduate Programs in Clinical and Counseling Psychology or my own Psychology Pathways: How Psychology Majors Get Into Graduate School and Launch Careers (Hughes, 2019) represent only one or two people’s advice. In contrast, An Eye on Graduate School collects the advice and guidance of a broad array of experts. Each reader will discern the themes and adopt or dismiss the specific suggestions as they see fit, based on their own situation. Considering multiple perspectives matches how graduate admissions works, as each program, admissions committee, and faculty member will have their own idiosyncratic considerations. Thus, aggregating the collective wisdom of multiple contributors is a strength of this book.
  • Unique niche. Some books on getting into graduate school emphasize only a few areas of psychology (e.g., Sayette & Norcross, 2018). Some focus exclusively on doctoral study in psychology, like Sternberg’s (2017) classic Career Paths in Psychology: Where Your Degree Can Take You. The American Psychological Association’s (2007) Getting in: A Step-by-Step Plan for Gaining Admission to Graduate School in Psychology is broader because it also covers master’s programs, but is becoming a bit dated. Of course, no book can cover everything, so An Eye on Graduate School doesn’t discuss employment with the bachelor’s degree. For that, APA has another resource: Finding Jobs With a Psychology Bachelor’s Degree: Expert Advice for Launching Your Career (Landrum, 2009). Thus, An Eye on Graduate School strikes a nice balance of specificity and breadth, which is needed because, although about 44% of psychology majors often get graduate degrees, only the minority are in psychology (14%), and only 4% are doctoral degrees in psychology (APA, 2018).
  • Up-to-date and cost-effective. Do you need An Eye on Graduate School? In my view, the $4.99 price for members settles the case. True, many of these articles were previously featured in Eye on Psi Chi. However, what is your time worth? It would take hours to collect them all, and they wouldn’t be organized into one resource. Also, can you tell what is current and what is outdated? The articles span 20 years, so relying on authors and editors to update, fact-check, and align the material with contemporary APA standards more than justifies the paltry price.

Conclusion

Prospective applicants to graduate school probably need multiple informants including faculty advisors, other graduate students, websites, and books. One of those books should be An Eye on Graduate School: Guidance Through a Successful Application. It’s not perfect, and for example, some chapters may leave you wanting more details. But on the whole, it’s a valuable resource that I’ll be recommending to the undergraduate psychology majors I advise.

References

American Psychological Association (2007). Getting in: A step-by-step plan for gaining admission to graduate school in psychology, 2nd ed. Washington, DC: Author.

American Psychological Association (2018). Degree Pathways in Psychology. [Interactive data tool]. Retrieved from https://www.apa.org/workforce/data-tools/degrees-pathways

Hughes, J. W. (2019). Pathways in psychology: How psychology majors get into graduate school and launch careers. Kent, OH: Joel Hughes.

Landrum, R. E. (2009). Finding jobs with a psychology bachelor’s degree: Expert advice for launching your career. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Sayette, M. A., & Norcross, J. C. (2018). Insider’s guide to graduate programs in clinical and counseling psychology, 2018/2019 edition. New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Sleigh, M. J., Iles, S., & Cannon, B. (Eds.). (2017). An eye on graduate school: Guidance through a successful application. Chattanooga, TN: Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology.

Sternberg, R. J. (Ed.). (2017). Career paths in psychology: Where your degree can take you, 3rd ed. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.


Joel W. Hughes, PhD, is Professor and Director of Clinical Training in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Kent State University. He is a lifetime member of Psi Chi since March 1991. He blogs at www.psychpathways.com.

Editor's Note. This review was edited for basic APA Style only.


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