Pillar College Psi Chi Chapter becomes a part of the Eastern Region

Pillar College Psi Chi Chapter becomes a part of the Eastern Region

Psi Chi, The International Honor Society in Psychology, has approved the charter application from Pillar College. With this acceptance, the Pillar College Psi Chi Chapter will become a part of the Eastern Region. The faculty advisor of the new chapter is Maxine Bradshaw, Ph.D..

Psi Chi was founded on September 4, 1929 during the Ninth International Congress of Psychology held at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. The Honor Society’s stated purpose is to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship, and to advance the science of psychology. Many of the Society’s members have gone on to distinguished careers in psychology, including several presidents of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Psychological Society (APS), numerous national and international award winners, and various other renowned research psychologists, authors, professors, and practitioners.

Psi Chi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is an affiliate of both the APA and APS. Psi Chi has grown over the past 87 years into one of the largest and most successful honor societies in the world with over 1197 chapters located at college and university campuses throughout the U.S. as well as in Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Barbados, Egypt, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Turkey and Puerto Rico. These chapters not only recognize academic achievement by granting membership in the Society, but also sponsor programs and activities which augment and enhance the regular curriculum, offer an outlet for service to the campus and the community at large, and provide practical experience and fellowship through affiliation with the chapter. The international organization bestows several regional and Society research awards, sponsors diverse programs at regional and national psychological association conventions (including lectures, workshops, panel discussions, and information exchanges), and publishes the Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research (formerly the Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research). In addition, Psi Chi’s Society service projects illustrate the Society’s commitment to its mission of “student excellence, reflected in scholarly and professional growth within psychology and the ability to impact society positively.”

Below are the 12 core benefits of membership now available to Pillar College Psi Chi Charter members (http://www.psichi.org/page/member_benefits):

1. All Psi Chi memberships are for life. 2. You will receive international recognition for academic excellence in psychology. 3. More than $400,000 are available in annual awards, grants, and scholarships. 4. Psi Chi actively helps members identify and obtain psychology-related careers. 5. Chapter networking opportunities are essential to your future in psychology. 6. You can become a published author in our peer-reviewed journal and other publications. 7. Gain invaluable, one-on-one mentor relationships with professionals in all areas of psychology. 8. Psi Chi Research Opportunities prepare you for the graduate school or lab of your choice. 9. Psi Chi provides educational programming at local, regional, national, and international conventions. 10. Your local chapters offers numerous ways to develop valuable leadership skills. 11. Wearing our prestigious regalia will communicate your scholarly achievements at your graduation ceremony. 12. Our Online Resources featur