Bringing the Psychology Honor Society to Asia: Why Do Undergraduate Psychology Majors Choose to Join Psi Chi and Become Active Participants at HELP University in Malaysia?

[Speaker] Zlokovich, Martha S:1
[Co-author] Teoh, Cameron:2
1:Psi Chi Intern'l Honor Society in Psychology (United States of America), 2:HELP University (Malaysia)

This poster will focus on applying for a chapter (local campus group) of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology by examining the experiences of HELP University in Malaysia of successfully applying for and starting a chapter. It will cover the concept of honor societies in general, the university and psychology department requirements for applying, student membership eligibility requirements, benefits of a chapter for psychology undergraduate majors, graduate students, and faculty, and the ways in which a chapter can promote the science and profession of psychology. The speakers will elaborate on the awards and grants available to students, opportunities to publish in the Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research, and information on psychology and psychology education provided through the digital magazine Eye on Psi Chi and website. In addition, the poster will contain teaching ideas for faculty teaching various psychology courses, particularly research methods and statistics.
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