Membership in Psi Chi chapter on Peru State campus
Psi Chi is an international honor society for undergraduate and graduate students. The purpose of the organization is “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.” The Psi Chi chapter at Peru was installed in April of 2017. If you are interested in becoming a member or would like more information, please contact Dr. Kelli Gardner .
Whether you are a psychology major, psychology minor or just interested in psychology, please consider joining the psychology club. The purpose of the club is stimulate interest in psychology and promote and engage the community in the field of psychology. Club meetings are held on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at 11:00 in T.J. Majors Hall, room 304. We look forward to seeing you there! For more information about the Psychology Club, contact Club President Aubrey Debraal or Faculty Advisor Dr. Jared Bartels.
The Psychology program at Peru State College has recently completed construction of a research laboratory equipped with several computers with software enabling students and faculty to design experiments (PsychData®) and perform statistical analyses (SPSS). The laboratory will be used for student research projects for courses and/or presentation at conferences, faculty research involving student research assistants as well as class demonstrations/exercises. The laboratory is located on the third floor of T.J. Majors Hall, room 304. Feel free to contact psychology faculty if you would like more information about the lab and want to know how you can get involved.
Gardner, K. A., & Nevitt, J. (2017). Psychological student syndrome on a small Midwestern college campus. Presented at The Teaching Professor Conference. St. Louis, Missouri.
Coe, D. (in press). Why People Play Table-Top Role-Playing Games: A Grounded Theory of Becoming as Motivation. The Qualitative Report.
Bartels, J. M., & Ruei, Z. (accepted). Addressing the placebo effect and antidepressant drug trials in abnormal psychology. Presented at the annual convention for the National Institute for the Teaching of Psychology. St. Pete Beach, Florida.
Aubrey Debraal is a senior majoring in psychology. Aubrey serves as president of the
Psychology Club and is a recent inductee in an international honor society for psychology
majors, Psi Chi, at Peru. Additionally, Aubrey has been involved in a volunteer service
club and is in the concert band and mixed choir.
Aubrey is from Henderson, a small town in Nebraska. She lives there with "my mom, my stepdad, and my three younger brothers" and lives right across the street from her maternal grandparents. Coming from a high school with a graduating class of 18, Aubrey appreciated the small class sizes at Peru. Aubrey likes to embroider and has excelled at sewing since she can remember. She participated in 4-H as a kid and always received purple ribbons on sewing projects. Band and choir are also strictly for fun as she is not a music major.
One of the things Aubrey has appreciated most about the psychology program is the professors’ willingness to help any student if there is not an understanding of the material and the faculty members' overall dedication to student success. Aubrey is considering a career as a school counselor but is also contemplating studying neuroscience as she is fascinated by biological psychology.
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