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Department of Psychology

Information for Majors

Minority Research Infrastructure Support Program (M-RISP)

This program, funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) since 1995, supports faculty research in the psychology department.

Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC)

This interdisciplinary program, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), supports student research. For more information, contact Professor Joseph Rachlin.

Psi Chi

Psi Chi is the National Honor Society in Psychology. In 2004, it will celebrate its 75th Anniversary. It also is one of the nation's largest honor societies and has become a major source of funding and support for research, especially by undergraduate students. Students pay a one-time membership fee.

At Lehman, our chapter has been recognized as one of the most outstanding chapters in the nation. In 2000, we received a Regional Chapter Award and a Regional Faculty Advisor Award. Chapter officers presented a well-attended workshop at the 2001 conference of the Eastern Psychological Association (EPA) on Keeping Your Psi Chi Chapter Alive and Kicking that included then-National President Peter Giordano as a discussant. In 2002, our officers presented a symposia at the conference of the American Psychological Society in New Orleans on Engaging Undergraduates in Research.

In 2001, we received the Ruth Hubbard Cousins National Chapter Award. This award is presented each year to one chapter "for outstanding programming of activities, effective membership practices, responsible participation in regional and national activities, and for best achieving the purpose of Psi Chi to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship of the individual members in all fields, particularly in psychology, and to advance the science of psychology." Also in 2001, Prof. Vincent Prohaska, our faculty adviser, received the Florence L. Denmark National Faculty Adviser Award. This award is presented each year to one faculty adviser "for outstanding contributions to Psi Chi and Psychology."

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