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The Psychology Student Association (PSA)
Welcome to the TSU Psychology Student Association. The premier organization for TSU’s Psychology majors/minors and those students interested in learning more about the principles and practice of Psychology.
To provide members with transformative information about the dynamic field of psychology; informing members of potential careers in psychology to generating successful graduate school applications to participating in robust discussions regarding romantic attachment styles and test anxiety. Members will see Psychology in action.
The Student Association will demonstrate involvement in multiple facets of the field. Areas of participation include:
- Community Involvement: members will participate in psychological events such as “National Stress Awareness Day” on November 4, 2015; psychology self-analysis and self-awareness via assessments and research, such as Depression, Test Anxiety, Attachment styles and Learning Strategies and Styles measures; members will gain hands-on learning opportunities in the practice of psychology.
- Mental Health Activities: members will participate in psychological events such as “National Stress Awareness Day” on November 4, 2015; psychology self-analysis and self-awareness via assessments and research, such as Depression, Test Anxiety, Attachment styles and Learning Strategies and Styles measures; members will gain hands-on learning opportunities in the practice of psychology.
- Social Engagement: members will visit local psychology resources, such as The Jung Center (Carl Jung); viewing and discussing popular films in the study of psychology (see included film list); social outings.
- Careers & Speakers: members will be invited to hear guest speakers from the community discuss diverse areas of interest in psychology study, practice, and trends.
- Brown Bag Discussions: members will host relevant panel discussions on campus for peers in areas of both interest and need for the TSU student population. Topics include: graduation/retention, healthy and unhealthy relationships, college matriculation, substance abuse, and healthy living.
The organization will enhance the academic awareness and success of members in the psychology, mental health discipline. Members will be afforded opportunities to engage and dialogue with the prestigious TSU faculty and administration; also engaging in discussions regarding plans and trends in the Psychology Department.
What is the Psi Chi?
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. Psi Chi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS) and is an affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Association for Psychological Science (APS).
What are the major goals?
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 its creative development. In addition, the organization provides programs to help with achieving these goals, including Society and regional conventions held annually in conjunction with the psychological associations, research award competitions, and certificate recognition programs.
How to join in?
Membership is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are making the study of psychology one of their major interests and who meets the minimum qualifications.
Please feel free to drop by the Department of Psychology to discuss your interest in membership in Psi Chi along with your ideas with making the this organization a viable member of our academic community here at TSU.