Psi Chi is the National Honor Society in Psychology, founded in 1929 for the purpose 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 (ACHS) and is an affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Psychological Society (APS). Psi Chi functions as a federation of chapters located at more than 890 senior colleges and universities. 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. Membership is open to Wellesley Psychology majors and minors who meet the following minimum qualifications: Psychology majors and minors must have taken five courses in psychology at Wellesley College. The grade point average for the Wellesley courses in psychology, above the 100-level, must be 3.5 or above. Eligible students will be contacted by the Psi Chi advisor (Linda Carli) and invited to become members. There is a one-time fee of $45.00 to register as a member. Membership is for life. Further information about how to apply can be found at the organization's website.
Specialties in Psychology As part of the Psych Web Resources website by Russ dewey, this page contains some information about the different areas of specialization within the Psychology Major. Women in the Sciences: A Debate An interesting debate on "the science of Science and Gender" linked from the Edge Foundation, Inc. website. Women in Cognitive Sciences A website for the Women in Cognitive Sciences association, focusing on improving the visibility of women in the cognitive sciences that offers connections as well as resources for advancing in the field. Wellesley College Research Guide for Psychology The library has pulled together some resources for students to use when conducting in-depth research.