Psi Chi - The National Honor Society for Psychology!
Psi Chi is the National Honor Society in Psychology, dedicated to 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 is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is an affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Association for Psychological Science (APS). Psi Chi's sister honor society is Psi Beta, the national honor society in psychology for community and junior colleges.
Psi Chi was formed in 1929. Today, there are over 1,000 Psi Chi chapter in senior colleges and universities across the United States and Canada. The National Office is located in Chattanooga, Tennessee. A National Council, composed of psychologists who are Psi Chi members and who are elected by the chapters, guides the affairs of the organization and sets policy with the approval of the chapters.
Psi Chi serves two major goals. First is the Society's obligation to provide academic recognition to its inductees through membership in such a prestigious organization. The second goal is the obligation of each of the Society's local chapters to offer a climate that promotes creative development. For example, the chapters 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. The national organization also provides programs to help achieve these goals, including national and regional conventions held annually in conjunction with the psychological associations; research award competitions; and certificate recognition programs.
The Society publishes a quarterly magazine, Eye on Psi Chi, which helps to unite the members, keep them informed and recognize their contributions and accomplishments. The quarterly Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research fosters and rewards the scholarly efforts of undergraduate psychology students. It also provides a valuable learning experience by introducing them to the publishing and review process.
Over 467,000 memberships have been processed by the national office during the first 75 years of Psi Chi's existence. Many of these members have continued on to distinguished careers in psychology, supported by their fellow psychologists in Psi Chi. For more information about Psi Chi, please visit the national website, www.psichi.org.