Department of Psychology Title The Ohio State University

Psi Chi

Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology, was founded in 1929 and has 870 chapters located at colleges and universities throughout the nation. The purpose of Psi Chi is to encourage, stimulate, and maintain scholarship of its members, and to advance the science of psychology. Psi Chi offers a wide range of programs at the local, regional and national levels. Chapter programs are designed to augment and enhance the regular curriculum, use talents of members, and facilitate interaction with fellow members, faculty, and other psychologists. At the regional level, Psi Chi sponsors conventions in conjunction with regional psychological associations. Psi Chi members are given the opportunity to present their research papers at conventions, and receive the Psi Chi certificate of recognition for excellence in research. The national organization holds a convention in conjunction with the American Psychological Association, sponsors research award programs, and publishes a national newsletter.

One of main goals of the OSU chapter of Psi Chi is to provide students with information about undergraduate and advanced training in psychology, and career opportunities in psychology. Some examples of chapter programs include discussions with psychology faculty regarding their research activities, information on graduate study in psychology and related fields, service to the community by visiting a ward in the local psychiatric hospital, and social activities.

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