Psi Chi Chapter receives award

The UCA Chapter of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, was awarded the Ruth Hubbard Cousins Chapter Award at the Psi Chi/American Psychological Association National Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Dr. Shawn Charlton and Laura B. Horton, Psi Chi chapter president

Dr. Shawn Charlton and Laura B. Horton, Psi Chi chapter president

Shawn Charlton, associate professor of psychology, was awarded the Advisor of the Year.

The UCA Psi Chi chapter was founded in 1970 and has inducted 773 members. Minimum qualifications for membership include completion of at least three psychology courses and a cumulative and psychology GPA of at least 3.00 and a GPA in the top 35% of the candidate’s class.

Psi Chi, The International Honor Society in Psychology, was founded on September 4, 1929, during the Ninth International Congress of Psychology held at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. The Society’s purpose is to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship, and to advance the science of psychology. Psi Chi is one of the largest honor societies in the world. Since 1929, Psi Chi has installed more than 1,090 chapters and inducted more than 500,000 members at colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. These chapters not only recognize academic achievement by granting membership in the Society, but also sponsor programs that augment the regular curriculum, offer service to the campus and the community at large, develop leadership skills, and provide fellowship through affiliation with the chapter. For more information about Psi Chi and its grants, awards, and service programs, go to the Psi Chi website at Psi Chi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and an affiliate of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science.