College of Arts & Sciences
- Social Sciences Division
- Kapelski Learning Center, Room 226
- tel: 610-499-4365
- fax: 610-499-4603
Dr. Ross Steinman
- Chair, Psychology Department
- Kapelski Learning Center, Room 137B
- tel: 610-499-4266
Clubs & Organizations, Psychology
The Psychology Department at Widener actively supports the Psychology Club, Psi Chi, and the Practicum/Internship Club.
These clubs and organizations are designed to enhance learning about the field of psychology. Activities include career workshops and presentations from professionals in specialty areas in psychology. These clubs and organizations are structured to facilitate interaction between students and psychology faculty as well as provide opportunities for community service.
The Psychology Club seeks to provide for interaction among all students interested in psychology. All undergraduate students are eligible to become members and participate in the activities of the organization. The Psychology Club and Psi Chi, the international honor society in psychology, share many of the same activities, such as field trips, mixers, and charity drives.
Psi Chi is an international honor society designed 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. In addition to becoming internationally recognized for excellence in academics, members of Psi Chi gain leadership skills that are valued by employers. Recent Psi Chi activities include outings to museums in Philadelphia, fundraising for Autism Speaks, guest speakers, student/faculty mixers, and psychology movie nights.
Through the Practicum/Internship Club, students discuss career-related issues such as graduate school and employment opportunities and other areas related to the practicum/internship program. The club has sponsored a speed networking event with alumni and a movie night and has also invited recent graduates to share their experiences working in the field or in graduate school.