Psychological Society

The Psychology Society is an undergraduate organization run by students for students. It's both an academic society and a social club to meet and share common interests with fellow Psychology students.

We meet weekly to have discussions in all areas of Psychology, exploring our interests in the field. Meetings are informal, typically guided by questions and opinions, and refreshments are provided. In addition to weekly meetings, we organize social events for members to meet and have fun outside of the classroom. The society hosts luncheons, field trips, guest speakers, pizza socials, and more.

For additional information, contact our advisor, Dr. Ben Wood.


Psi Chi International Honor Society

The MCLA chapter of the Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology was installed in December 2002 under the leadership of Dr. Peggy Brooks. Psi Chi, founded in 1929, is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS) and is affiliated with the American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Psychological Society (APS). Psi Chi functions as a federation of chapters from more than 975 colleges and universities. A National Council of psychologists elected by the chapters guides the affairs and sets policy with the approval of the chapters.

The purpose of Psi Chi shall be to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship of the individual members in all fields, particularly in psychology, and to advance the science of psychology.

President: Sara Peck
Vice President: Milena Casimassima
Secretary: Matt Luz
Treasurer:Allison Clark
Public Relations: Briana Sarno
Advisor: Dr. Ben Wood

Psi Chi Goals
The International Society provides immediate academic recognition to its inductees, and provides programs, conventions, research award competitions, certificate recognition programs, national and chapter awards, research grants, and national service projects. The Society's local chapters offer a nurturing climate congenial to members' creative development. 

Psi Chi awards and grant - for more information visit

  • total over $400,000 in funds available annually.
  • offer a smaller pool of competitors than many other programs, because the majority are open only to members.
  • are available to undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty members.
  • take the form of stipends, grants, and awards.
  • have application deadlines throughout the year.
  • fund regional researchtravel to conventions, and in some cases, unrestricted travel to psychology-related events.
  • are peer reviewed by volunteer doctoral faculty.


Membership Benefits
To some, the intrinsic value of this achievement is enough - realizing that what you do does make a difference. But there are also tangible benefits: 

  • Documents - a membership card and certificate - give evidence of your membership. 
  • References are provided to potential employers. 
  • Working with Psi Chi is excellent experience for bolstering a resume; every little bit helps when applying for that crucial first job.

Psi Chi is a springboard for professional growth. Opportunities are readily available to promote research, receive national and international recognition, meet leaders in the field, and meet other future leaders in Psi Chi.

The United States Government recognizes Psi Chi as meeting one of the requirements for entrance at the GS-7 level of Federal Service.

Membership Requirements
Completion of at least 3 semesters, including at least 9 credit hours of psychology courses

Registered in a Psychology program (major or minor)

Ranking in the upper 35% of your class, with an overall GPA of at least 3.00, and a GPA of 3.00 for psychology courses



 Psi Chi Journal

The Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research educates, supports, and promotes professional development, and disseminates psychological science. Only original, empirical manuscripts that make a contribution to psychological knowledge are published. Authors are Psi Chi members at the undergraduate, graduate, and faculty level.