Lab members inducted into PSI CHI

RCC Lab members Mark Stubbs, Courtney Parent, Dr. Stiegler Balfour, Nicole Martin and Aubrey Sahouria

This semester 2 RCC Lab members were inducted into The University of New England’s Psi Chi Chapter.

The University of New England’s Psi Chi Chapter, representing outstanding achievement in the programs of PsychologyAnimal Behavior and Neuroscience, announced the induction of 23 new undergraduate members.

The induction ceremony was held on March 28, under the supervision of Psi Chi faculty adviser and RCC principal investigator, Jennifer Stiegler-Balfour, Ph.D., associate professor and Psychology program coordinator in the Department of Psychology, with the assistance of Psi Chi’s president, Mark Stubbs; secretary, Jessica Sarro; treasurer, Julia Beebe; and communication editor, Amarah Emerson. In addition to the many parents and friends of inductees who attended the ceremony, several Department of Psychology faculty members were also in attendance.

Founded in 1929 during the International Congress of Psychology, Psi Chi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is an affiliate of both the American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Psychological Society (APS). With the stated mission of encouraging, stimulating and maintaining excellence in scholarship in the science of psychology, Psi Chi has grown to become one of the largest and most successful honor societies in the world with more than 1,000 chapters and over 735,000 members.

The University of New England’s chapter was formed in 2010 under the direction of Linda Morrison, Ph.D.,associate professor and Mental Health and Rehabilitation Technician Certification program coordinator.

Lab senior, Courtney Parent was inducted and given her graduation cords at the ceremony. Sophomore, Nicole Martin was inducted as the chapter’s president for the 2019-20 year.