Psychology - Clubs + Professional Associations

Psi Chi Honor Society

Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology, recognizes outstanding academic achievement and promotes active student involvement in the field of psychology. The SUNY Poly chapter of Psi Chi received its charter in 1984. A program in psychology must meet high standards in academic requirements and faculty qualifications in order to qualify for a Psi Chi charter. 

Students with Junior standing, an overall GPA of 3.0, a GPA in psychology courses of 3.4, and a minimum of 24 credits completed at SUNY Poly are eligible for membership. Please contact Dr.  Kazuko Behrens, the Psi Chi advisor, if you are interested in joining the society.

Psi Chi Lecture

Since 1993, our Psi Chi Chapter has sponsored a public lecture series. A distinguished psychologist of national repute is invited every year to our campus to share his/her research and expertise. Therefore, our psychology students get an opportunity to meet eminent scholars in the field. The following are some of the psychologists who have delivered the Psi Chi Lecture:

Dr. Florence L. Denmark,Former President of America Psychological Association
Dr. Robert J. Sternberg, Yale University
Dr. Duane M. Rambaugh, Georgia State University
Dr. Stephen J. Ceci, Cornell University
Dr. John M. Darley, Princeton University
Dr. Jim M. Hooley, Harvard University
Dr. Milton E. Strauss, Case Western Reserve University
Dr. J. Richard Hackman Ceci,Harvard University
Dr. Michael Posner, University of Oregon


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