GSW Department of Psychology & SociologySchool in Americus, Georgia
The Psychology/Sociology Club will have its last meeting of the school year on Wednesday, April 25, at 5:00 p.m. in Room 245. Ms. Laura Bauer and her therapy dog Katie will be visiting us, and we’ll learn about what goes into training therapy dogs as well as what kinds of things therapy dogs do. Everyone is welcome to come.
Three psychology majors presented posters at the undergraduate research day event. Carley Turner and Cole Varnum presented their research on unconscious perception (faculty sponsor: Gary Fisk). Sholeh Rezaee presented a poster on distinguishing chia seeds from other seeds (faculty sponsor: Stephanie Harvey, Biology). We are proud of our their research efforts.
Invitation to Membership—PSI CHI, The International Honor Society in Psychology
The Georgia Southwestern State Chapter of Psi Chi cordially invites you to apply for membership. Psi Chi is the International Honor Society in Psychology, and membership depends upon class standing and academic achievement. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Membership is a lifetime honor, and our members enjoy an array of benefits.
Once you submit your online application, I will review it and de...termine your eligibility. If you qualify, you will receive an email confirmation regarding my
decision. To get started:
1. Go to http://www.psichi.org/?page=JoinToday
(or Apply for Membership on www.psichi.org homepage, bottom right)
2. Read the qualifications for application and select APPLY NOW
3. Choose Georgia Southwestern State from the Local Chapter drop-‐down menu and fill out the application including your name, email address, and student ID No.
4. At the bottom of the page, check the box authorizing the faculty advisor to
review your college records to determine eligibility
5. Add your Name/Signature and select SUBMIT
DEADLINE: APRIL 13, 2018
If you have any questions about the membership application, please feel free to contact me.
Charles M. Huffman,Ph.D
PSI CHI, Faculty Advisor
Georgia Southwestern State University
800 GSW State University Drive
Americus, GA 31709
The Psychology/Sociology Club will meet Wednesday, April 11, at 5:00 p.m. in Room 245. We’ll be talking about the types of career fields that are available for people with bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Sociology. All GSW students are welcome to come.
The Psychology/Sociology Club will meet on Wednesday, March 21 at 5:00 p.m. in Room 245. We'll be talking about GRE preparation. This information is aimed primarily at juniors and seniors who are actively considering graduate school, but everyone is welcome to come.
Four members of the Psychology/Sociology Department recently received small grants from the Affordable Learning Georgia to help lower the cost of textbooks and supplies for GSW students. One grant of $10,800 was awarded to Marianna Baykina and Judy Orton Grissett. Two grants of $2000 each were awarded to Ellen Cotter, and Gary Fisk. The funding will be used to develop free resources for the Abnormal Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Human Growth and Development, and Psychological Statistics classes, respectively.
The Psychology/Sociology Club will meet on Wednesday, February 21, at 5:00 p.m. in Room 245. We’ll be discussing various aspects of the internship experience, including the registration process, possible internship sites, and the typical duties and course requirements of internship students. As always, anyone’s welcome to come, but students considering internships in Summer or Fall 2018 are especially strongly encouraged to do so.
The Psychology/Sociology Club will meet on Wednesday, February 7, at 5:00 p.m. in Room 245. We'll be playing board games, some of which may have loose connections to psychology. Everyone is welcome to come.
Gary Fisk gave a presentation about the psychology of emotions to the 10th grade class at Furlow Charter School. The students will use this information to write scary stories.
PSI CHI, The International Honor Society in Psychology inducted 10 new members on November 27, 2017. Pictured, from left to right are Joyce Franklin, Tara Bauman, Lauren Derrick, Emily Crenshaw--President, Emily Gruman, and Karla Schlumbrecht. Not pictured--Skye Darsey, Sholeh Rezaee, Kelsey Roberts, and Olivia Rogers. Congratulations!
The Psychology/Sociology Club will meet on Wednesday, October 25, at 5:00 p.m. in Room 245. We will be participating in a guessing game of “Who am I?”. Students are encouraged to portray a famous psychologist or sociologist by dressing as their selected person, bringing in an object to represent their selected person, or describing their selected person so that the other participants can guess who they are. Everyone is welcome to come.
The Psychology/Sociology Club will meet on Wednesday, October 11, at 5:00 p.m. in Room 245 of the Psychology/Sociology building. We’ll be hosting a panel discussion with some of our newer faculty members, who will provide insight and information into things like their graduate school experience and what they like about their fields of study. Everyone is welcome to come.
The Psychology/Sociology Club will meet on Wednesday, September 20, at 5:00 p.m. in Room 245. We’ll be watching some interesting videos about personality and intelligence tests and discussing what these types of tests do well and don’t do so well. Everyone is welcome to come.