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Department of Psychology

Psychology Matters

Major Matters

gutweinBy Carlyn Scheu
President, Psi Chi



Psi Chi and Psychology Club are student-run organizations at DU that aim to get both undergraduate and graduate students involved within the Psychology Department. Our Psi Chi chapter is part of the larger International Honor Society in Psychology with chapters at universities around the world. Majors or minors in psychology are welcome to apply for membership, but there are certain credit hour and GPA restrictions. Psychology Club is an inclusive club that anyone can join. Both organizations work closely to plan events, host guest speakers, and help psychology students and faculty get to know each other.

This year, we are looking forward to hosting our four main events: Research Night, Psi Chi Induction, Grad School and Career Night, and the Psychology Department Picnic. In addition, we are hoping to host guest speakers from other universities and meet biweekly to get to know one another and talk about current events in the psychology world, from new research findings to psychology news at DU and around Denver.

Last Tuesday, September 12th, we hosted our first event of the year with researcher Dr. Michael Nadorff from Mississippi State University. His talk, titled Sour Dreams, focused on his investigation into the link between sleep disturbances and suicide. Through his research, he has found that nightmares predict a higher risk of suicide, independent of other psychological factors that may explain nightmares and suicidal ideation. We are so grateful to Dr. Nadorff for visiting our campus and look forward to hosting more guest speakers in the 2017-2018 school year!

Anyone who is interested in joining Psi Chi or Psychology Club or getting more involved with the Psychology Department should like the University of Denver, Department of Psychology on Facebook and join the DU Psi Chi/Psych Club Facebook page for updates on events, meetings, and other psychology opportunities. You can also follow the department on Twitter: @DenverUPsych!