Welcome to Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in psychology.
You are eligible to join Psi Chi if you are a psychology major, minor, or pursuing a degree in a related field.
Psi Chi holds social events for students, networking events with professionals, and educational opportunities to further the study of psychology at the U.
The purpose of Psi Chi 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.
Our goal is to create an active and engaging community for Psi Chi members by hosting intellectually stimulating events, and presenting members with meaningful ways to give back to their community.
Community service is an essential aspect of the Psi Chi experience. We hold monthly service events to encourage our members to find meaningful ways to give back to their community. We also encourage active learning by presenting students with professional networking opportunities.
PSI CHI was founded in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology. 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).
Students of all social science fields are encouraged to join, and must meet eligibility requirements for official membership. In order to join, there are some academic requirements you will need to meet.
Undergraduate students must:
Transfer students or students that are new to the university can still join and participate as members, but they can only become full-fledged members if they meet the eligibility requirements by the end of the semester. If you participate we can backtrack your membership, so you will get acknowledgement for everything you do.
Graduate students must:
Dr. Asnaani is an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department. She is currently developing the Treatment Mechanisms, Community Empowerment, & Technology Innovations (TCT) Lab. The TCT lab aims to build a better understanding of the mechanisms that maintain and underlie meaningful change in fear-based symptoms (anxiety disorders, OCD and PTSD). Improve outcomes that matter to a wider diversity of individuals in an effort to empower our communities and reduce ongoing health disparities. Leverage latest technological and other innovations in order to expand the scope and access to evidence-based interventions on a local and global scale. Dr. Anu led Psi Chi’s fall 2019 research day, and our own Vice President Tracey Tacana currently works in her lab. Contact Utah Psi Chi if you had any additional questions about applying to work in her lab.
I am a non-traditional senior seeking my Honors degree in Psychology, with a specific interest in health. In the last two years I have had the opportunity to work in Dr. Timothy Smith’s lab on interpersonal communication’s effect on the heart. I am also currently a research assistant for Dr. Marissa Diener’s study on language and development of children diagnosed with CMV in-utero, as well as completing my second semesters of UROP under Dr. David Curtis. My thesis will be examining how social comparison may induce anxiety and elevated heartrate during interpersonal communications. I have also had the opportunity to volunteer at the Children’s Center, as well as being a current volunteer at the University Neuropsychiatric Institute. My long-term academic goal is to obtain a doctorate so that one day I can help improve quality of life and health outcomes of disenfranchised groups.
I am a Bolivian working single mom majoring in Psychology and Family, Community and Human Development. Last Spring, I had the opportunity to pilot an undergraduate internship at The Children's Center where I gained knowledge about treatment practices of preschool aged children whom have been diagnosed with behavioral issues, or have a history of trauma. I'm currently a research assistant in Dr. Raby's early Experiences Lab, and Dr. Chen’s Social Cognition and Intergroup Perception Lab. My long-term academic goal is to acquire a doctorate degree to research and develop healing practices that will enhance the quality of life of disadvantaged children survivors.
Wendy is a senior at the University of Utah. Wendy is in the honors program working on her B.S. in Psychology with a certificate in Positive Psychology. She previously earned her A.S. in Psychology with honors at the SLCC earning the Presidents List and Speakers Showcase Winner. Wendy has over 20 years of experience in business and business management. Wendy’s future goals include attending graduate school in clinical or counseling psychology with a positive psychology emphasis. Her future interest includes clinical work with children and adolescents of all ages as well as research to further the field in positive psychology with children specifically. Wendy loves being a mother and has been blessed with three children. When not in the lab or in class Wendy works as the President of a Wholesale Distribution Company and spends her spare time hanging out with her kids.
I am an Honors Psychology student completing the CSBS Quantitative Analysis Certificate. My own research and thesis work examines how listener behaviors in conversation may affect children's likelihood to engage in perspective-taking. I work in the Social Development Lab with Dr. Monisha Pasupathi and Dr. Cecilia Wainryb, who are currently studying conflict resolution, and help Dr. Kris Oldroyd with an ongoing study investigating physiological correlates of attachment. I also work in a residential treatment center in the Salt Lake Valley. My other major research interests include conflict's influence on moral development as well as the etiology and effective treatment of psychopathology in young adolescents, especially of dissociative and anxiety disorders. My long-term academic goal is to obtain a doctorate so that I can continue to grapple with issues of applied importance.