"Psi Chi is the International Honor Society in Psychology, founded in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology. Membership is open to graduate and undergraduate men and women who are making the study of psychology one of their major interests, and who meet the minimum qualifications.
Psi Chi serves two major goals–one immediate and visibly rewarding to the individual member, the other slower and more difficult to accomplish, but offering greater rewards in the long run. The first of these is the Society's obligation to provide academic recognition to its inductees by the mere fact of membership. The second goal is the obligation of each of the Society's local chapters to nurture the spark of that accomplishment by offering a climate congenial to members' creative development. For example, the chapters make active attempts to nourish and stimulate professional growth through programs designed to augment and enhance the regular curriculum and to provide practical experience and fellowship through affiliation with the chapter. In addition, the international organization provides programs to help achieve these goals, including Society and regional conventions held annually in conjunction with the psychological associations, research award competitions, and certificate recognition programs.” (from PsiChi.org)
- GPA (3.5 seniors; 3.6 juniors; 3.7 sophomores; 3.8 freshman)
- At least 9 credit hours in psychology (at GC)
- No grades lower than a C
- No I’s
- No more than 3 W’s
As advisors we review students on each of these at the start of each semester and send out acceptance letters in the Fall and Spring.
The purpose of the Psychology Club is to increase students’ familiarity with psychology and its many applications and opportunities. In order to achieve this goal, we hold formal and informal meetings throughout the semester. Formal meetings usually include invited professionals from different areas of psychology who visit campus and speak to members of our club. Informal meetings vary from one semester to another, but some examples include movie nights, tours of Central State Hospital, and information/advice for registration.
Anyone can join – You do not have to be a psychology major to be in the club. If you are interested in joining the club, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our Facebook group page at Psychology Club of Georgia College.
The Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP) represents the interests of psychologists in academic institutions from the secondary through the graduate level. It promotes teaching excellence, research on teaching, and professional identity and development; sponsors and co-sponsors teaching-related programs at national and regional psychology conventions; publishes Teaching of Psychology; disseminates teaching and advising materials through the Office of Teaching Resources in Psychology (OTRP); and administers annual Excellence in Teaching Awards and the G. Stanley Hall Lectures.
Based in Washington, DC, the APA is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States. With 150,000 members, APA is the largest association of psychologists worldwide.
The Association for Psychological Science (previously the American Psychological Society) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of scientific psychology and its representation at the national and international level.