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Psi-Chi-ology Lab

2019 Archives

Psi Chi Chapter Challenge: A Letter from Aisha Linnea Udochi
A Spring 2019 Chapter Challenge top student fundraiser shares her experience and encourages you to participate this fall.

Psi Chi Partners With Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation: Give Back to Get Back
Participate in Psi Chi's own special version of Lady Gaga's Be Kind 21-Day Challenge. Event takes place September 1 - 21.

Chapter Leaders, Do You Student Members Know You?
Students want to know their chapter leaders and how to serve. Want to tell them? We have ideas.

Welcome New Chapters: 2018–19
As Psi Chi's network grows, so does yours. Reach out to any new chapters located near you, and say hello.

Ideas to Increase Departmental Support for You and You Chapter
When you support your chapter, it should support you in return.

Using Psychological Science to Improve Students' Time Management for Writing Papers
Guest author Jessica Costello shares how to use cognitive science to write faster and better.

Advancements in Online Career Services: What You Should Know
Discover the latest features for our state-of-the-art Job Board such as new international opportunities.

Should Your Chapter Activities Be in the News?
See tips for making your chapter activities more newsworthy. This post also shares nine Psi Chi chapters recently featured in various local news media platforms.

Empirical Research Submission Examples
Download Psi Chi's extremely useful example files for writing a masked manuscript, cover letter, unmasked cover page, and sponsor statement

Find Out When Your Chapter Was Chartered
How will you celebrate your local chapter's anniversaries and other milestones?

Sample Materials to Promote Your Upcoming Chapter Events
Austin Peay State University's chapter president shares useful chapter promotions materials.

Psi Chi URW Awards Ceremony
Here, we specially recognize some key individuals for their support of Psi Chi and research opportunities.

Six Extremely Interesting Applications of Psychology
Superhero therapy is a real thing! And so are these five other super, marvelous, incredible opportunities.

Psi Chi Seeks New Director of Tomatoes
View the requirements for this unique opportunity. Please also share this with your colleagues.

Have All Eligible Members Joined Your Chapter This Semester?
See a newly expanded list of potential members who are welcome to join Psi Chi through your local chapter.

Full Program—Psi Chi Undergraduate Research Week 2019
Mark your calendar to participate in Psi Chi's online URW events, and be sure to tell your students and friends to get involved.

About Psi Chi URW
Research Director Dr. John E. Edlund invites you to join Psi Chi online for its second annual Undergraduate Research Week event April 812.

Do You Have Your Eye on Graduate School? Review of An Eye on Graduate School: Guidance Through a Successful Application
A five-year Undergraduate Curriculum Coordinator weighs in on Psi Chi's graduate school eBook.

Advice and Other Insights From the Psi Chi Journal Editorial Team
The editor and all five associate editors share top tips to publish empirical research in an academic journal.

The Fall 2018 Diversity Matters Membership Drive Helped Increase Diversity Among Psi Chi Members
We are proud to announce the six regional winners of the fall drive. Also included is a special statement by Psi Chi President Dr. Melanie Melanie M. Domenech Rodríguez.

Psychological Science in the Workplace and Life: Interview With Regan A. R. Gurung, PhD
Psi Chi's President-Elect introduces a call for abstracts for an exciting new special issue of Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research.

The Real Chapter Challenge: How I Came to See the True Meaning of What It Means to "Give Back"
Psi Chi's Director of Membership and Development interviewed two 2018 Chapter Challenge participants to discuss their success. Will you join us in this year's Challenge?

Three Cheers for Psi-Chi-ology Lab!
Volume 3 of Psi Chi's blog starts today! Catch a glimpse of upcoming posts and some of our favorites from 2018.

2018 Archives

Place Your Bets! How to Host a Chapter Trivia Game Show (Sample Questions Included!)
To strengthen the bonds between Psi Chi members, psychology students, and faculty, the University of Mary Washington Chapter hosted its first-ever trivia game show.

Why Reinvent the Wheel? Save Time Promoting Your Chapter
Discover popular templates, top brand tips, and more to help you effectively support your local chapter.

What Is Giving Tuesday? Why Is Psi Chi Participating?
Psi Chi is embarking on a new journey. Catch a special glimpse of our progress to become a fund-raising organization.

How (and Why) to Preregister Your Research
Not so fast, eager researcher! Before you start collecting data, take a moment to learn how and why to preregister your research.

Top Recruiting Chapters of Fiscal Year 2018
Congratulations to these incredible officer and advisor teams! Three special fall recruitment opportunities are also discussed.

Can Psychology Be a Science and an Art?
Member Jessica Costello weighs in on the confusing situation of earning a Bachelor of Arts degree while her psychology department is in the campus Science building.

Five Strategies to Prevent the Spread of Non-Diverse Zombies!
New diversity articles, diversity awards, our special pledge, and zombies! What more could you ask for?

The Peer-Review Process Explained in Just Over 1,000 Words
Don’t be spooked by the peer-review process! Here’s a quick explanation of what to expect.

Strategies to Promote Upcoming Psi Chi Service Projects and Events
Get 25+ ideas for attracting volunteers and attendees.

Using Merchandise to Strengthen Your Chapter's Brand Identity
Does your chapter support Psi Chi’s visual identity? Here’s some “brand”-new advice!

Chapter Social Media Voice Guidelines
See strategies to increase chapter social media engagement, suggested hashtags, post ideas, and more.

Is Your Psi Chi Chapter in the News?
Promoting your chapter’s accomplishments in various local media platforms is easier than you might think.

Tips for Maintaining a Chapter Website or Blog
How is your chapter's website or blog looking these days?

Labeled Praise for My Kindergarten Teacher
Licensed Professional Counselor Cristal Martinez discusses Parent Child Interaction Therapy.

Our First Replication Badge: Doing It Over Again for the First Time
Journal Invited Editor Dr. Steven V. Rouse shares about an historic win for open science practices!

Writing Meeting Minutes for Your Psi Chi Chapter
Chapter secretaries rejoice! This article includes a basic outline that you can use for Psi Chi meetings.

Stormy Days:
The Role of Psychology in Disaster Relief

Globally, an average of 24.6 million people are displaced by a disaster each year. In 2012, guest author Jenna Tipaldo was one of them.

Welcome New Chapters: 2017–18
See a map of our newest chapters gained across the United States and in three other countries.

How to Run a Chapter Meeting
Officers, bring this handy outline with you to your next chapter meeting!

Analysis of Inside Out
You’re never too old to enjoy a short analysis of Pixar’s Inside Out!

My True Crime Addiction Fueled My Career Path
"Hi, my name is Janelle, and I am addicted to true crime . . ."

How to Say "Psi Chi"
“Psi what!?” Discover how to pronounce “Psi Chi.” Plus, learn a little about the meaning behind the name of our Professional Organization.

Apply Psi Chi's Goals to Your Personal Endeavors
Just in time for summer break: Did you know that these three goals can help advance your Scholarly Pursuits, Member Development, and Chapter Experiences?

Celebrate Undergraduate Research Week With Psi Chi!
See four ways to get involved, plus an expanded list of educational articles about conducting research.

Strategies to Increase Awareness of Your Chapter
Discover six unique communication platforms that you can use for free to connect with your members, potential members, and others in your community.


A How-To Guide: Setting and Maintaining Goals

Learn to "put your goals where you can see them" and four other goal-setting strategies.

Answers to 30+ Popular Questions About Grad School
Thinking about applying to grad school? Need help selecting a school? Want to know more about the application materials? Look no further!

Spring Into Research
Start preparing for summer internships and research. Here's how!

My Psi Chi Story: Kevin M. P. Woller, PhD

Dr. Woller shares why you should participate with your Psi Chi chapter.

Establish Concrete Goals for Your Chapter—Here’s How!
Download and share your chapter's goals with schools around the world.

Welcome Back to Psi-Chi-ology Lab. Volume 2 Begins Now!
Discover new blog features and consider submitting today!

2017 Archives

If Knowledge Is Power, Experience Is the Key: Internships and Service Learning Opportunities
Good grades matter, but don’t stop there. Kaitlyn Nasworthy encourages students to pursue internships and service learning opportunities.


The Pursuit of Graduate School: Vanity or Necessity?

Carolyn Cowl-Witherspoon returned to grad school 30 years after earning her undergraduate degree. Read her story today!


84 Students Receive MAF to Join Psi Chi for Free—Even More Expected This Year

Psi Chi's Associate Director of Membership Services shares her inspiration for this exciting new program!

Behind the Scenes of Giving Tuesday With Psi Chi
What better time than during the holiday season to give a gift that will help build the future of psychology?

Keeping Procrastination at Bay
Here are seven strategies to help you avoid procrastination.

An Eye on Graduate School: Interview With Editor Merry Sleigh, PhD
Grad School advice, all in one convenient location? Sign us up!


Psi Chi Story: Sydnee Akubiro

We believe all eligible students should be able to afford a Psi Chi membership!

Improving Group Work in the Academic Setting: Suggestions for Professors and Students

Group work can result in either accomplishment or disaster! This article provides four tips to help students and professors make the most of group work.

Receiving a $3,000 Scholarship;
Two 2017 Recipients Share

Read two testimonials from recipients of our newly expanded scholarships program.

What Happens After Graduation? Tips to Find a Job
Which of these five tips could bring you one step closer to the career of your dreams!?

Why I Give Back:
Testimonials From Psi Chi's Board of Directors

Psi Chi's BoD weigh in on why they're so passionate about Psi Chi.

Psi Chi Story: Katina Harris
Discover how a Psi Chi member used a travel grant to attend SWPA 2017 in San Antonio.

How Traveling Abroad Transformed My Religious Faith
Psi Chi member Jada Hall shares how her trip to Israel changed her life.

"But I Thought Psychology Would Be Easy!"
Kaitlyn L. Nasworthy shares how earlier exposure to research practices could have benefited her undergraduate studies.

A U.S. Immigrant's Personal Account of Analyzing Privilege
Read Psi Chi member Dajana Rogulja’s heartfelt account of her emigration from Yugoslavia.

Why Our Annual Campaign Can Change the World
In honor of Psi Chi's 88th Anniversary, our Director of Membership and Development shares some good news about our "Give Back" campaign.

Think You're Ready to Be an Officer? Six Things You Should Know
Please share this handy post with your officers to ensure that your chapter has a successful academic year.

Psi Chi Stories: Ja'Darrius and Sondeika
Two recipients of Psi Chi's Membership Assistance Fund talk about what joining Psi Chi means to them.

Some Words of Inspiration to Start the School Year
Psi Chi member Justine Rossi shares a recent motivational speech she gave at a Psi Chi induction ceremony.

Psi Chi UCA Receives Model Chapter Award TEN Years Running!
Dr. Shawn R. Charlton (chapter advisor and Southwestern Regional VP) shows how and why his chapter participates each year.

Oh the Places, You'll Go!
Find out why a Psi Chi member earned her PhD abroad in England!

Praise or Criticism: Which Is Better?
How would you react if an experimenter verbally insulted you while you tried to participate in a simple written study?

Welcome New Chapters: 201617
See a map of our 15 newest chapters gained across the United States and in two other countries.

Dissociative Identity Disorder in M. Night Shyamalan’s Split: Fact vs Fiction
A Psi Chi member points some of the accuracies and innaccuracies of this recent horror thriller film.

All About Psi Chi's New Call for Abstracts
Invited Journal Editor Dr. Steven Rouse describes the purpose of this new opportunity and why he's so excited to be involved.

Psi Chi Story: Julia Daugherty
Discover how last year's Division 52/Psi Chi International Travel Grant allowed Julia to journey from Spain to the APA Convention in Denver, CO.

Psi Chi Story: John Benicasco
Meet one of the very first Psi Chi Scholarships recipients. Here, John shares the effect that this program has had on his education.

All-Inclusive Demographic Questions
Do you know how to be all-inclusive when referring to an individual’s gender identity, age, race, ethnicity, education level, and location?

Effects Before and After Traveling to Space
How would you feel if you knew that you would be traveling to outer space tomorrow? And how would you feel after you returned home?

How a Psychology Degree Gave Me Tools to Improve My Psychological Health
Member Danial Asadolahi discusses how learning about cognitive therapy helped equip him to face and solve life's many problems.

"When I Found Out That I Was Awarded a Psi Chi Travel Grant"
Rachel Waldrop shares how Psi Chi covered her travel costs to allow her a "worry-free convention experience."

History Isn't History: Why Every Psychology Course Should Be a History Course
Discover how "a full appreciation of the present requires an understanding of the developments and underlying assumptions of the past."

To Be (Or Not to Be) a YouTube Science Star
Meet Psi Chi member Eureka Foong, who won the 2014 Noba Student Video Award competition.

Modern Enthusiasm: Getting Students Excited About Your Chapter
This post features seven strategies to help members become more involved with your chapter.


Psi-Chi-ology Lab: Submissions 101
Psi-Chi-ology Lab is seeking original 400- to 1,000-word creative articles written by Psi Chi members just like you.

Introduction to Psi-Chi-ology Lab
Psychology enthusiasts everywhere, we are delighted to welcome you to our brand-new online publication, Psi-Chi-ology Lab.




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