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Psychology Club

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The Psychology Club provides an environment in which students interested in the field of psychology may connect outside of class. Through Psychology Club you can learn about internship opportunities, applying to graduate school, future career paths in psychology, and psychological research. Other benefits include: meeting faculty, becoming more involved in the department of Psychological Science, and getting the chance to partake in research opportunities.

Psychology majors and minors are encouraged to attend meetings, but anyone is welcome to join Psychology Club. As a club we value motivation, commitment, leadership, and enthusiasm. We also appreciate any input that you may have to offer in regards to the club and we think that your potential is what matters.  

The Psychology Club and the international honors society of psychology, Psi Chi, are closely associated and often co-sponsor events such as Mental Health Week, which is a convocation series dedicated to informing college students on the importance of maintaining mental health. Previous events have included depression screenings, guided meditation sessions, and speakers from various specializations within psychology. 

Photo of the 2017 club officers2017/2018 Club Officers:

Reed Priest
Ragan Wilson
Sielo Coleman
Eason Taylor
Public Relations:  
Savannah Meech
Community Service:  
Sam Whitworth
Social Chair:  
Ryan Jensen

Want to get involved?  Contact our adviser, Dr. Linda Jones, at  Meetings are located in McWhorter room 429 on some Wednesdays at 10 am.

Spring 2018 Club Meetings Activities  
Friday, January 19 10:00 AM JAAC1037 PC2 Club Meeting -- Sports Psychology Study Abroad Session
Wednesday, January 24 8:00 - 11:00 AM McWhorter Lobby PC2 Club Smoothie Sale
Monday, February 5 10:00 AM MCWH308 PC2 Club Meeting - Family/Marriage Counseling Talk
Wednesday, February 7 10:00 AM MCWH313 PC2 Club Meeting - Mindfulness and Meditation Talk
Wednesday, February 21 10:00 AM MCWH 109 Psi Chi Induction Ceremony
Saturday, February 24 2:00 - 8:00 PM PC2 Club Service Event - Room in the Inn
Monday, March 12 10:00 AM MCWH308 Brain Awareness Week Event -- Cognitive Study Strategies Talk
Tuesday, March 13 12:00 - 1:00 PM Brain Awareness Week Event - Faculty led Brain Dissections
Tuesday, March 13 5:00-7:30 PM JAAC 1034 Brain Awareness Week Event - "Goodwill Hunting" movie night
Wednesday, March 14 10:00 AM MCWH308 Brain Awareness Week Event - Alzheimer's Talk
Friday, March 16 10:00 AM JAAC 4110
Brain Awareness Week Event - Alzheimer's Talk
Monday, April 2 10:00 AM MCWH 308 End of Semester Party

The Psychology/Psi Chi Club (PC2) Hosts Special Speakers

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Dr. Presson from The Marriage Center of Franklin gave a talk about family and marriage counseling on Monday, February 5th.​ Janice Cathey and Susan Dentler from HaLé Mind and Body Integrative Healthcare gave a talk about mindfulness, meditation, and how to use psychology for greater health on Wednesday, February 7th.


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These stockings were made by PC2 members for children attending the Bellevue United Methodist Church. The stockings were made as a part of a fun social event to destress before research presentations.



Industrial/Organizational Psychology Talk -- Leadership Development

Photo of Dr. Moffett speaking to the Psychology club
The Psychology Club sponsored a recent discussion on Industrial/Organizational Psychology led by Dr. Rick Moffett, professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Middle Tennessee State University.  Dr. Moffett also discussed strategies for becoming a successful leader by applying psychological science.



Psychology Club Hosts Bert’s Big Thank You Service Event

Photo of students writing notecards to the troops

The Belmont Psychology Club and Psi Chi (known together at PC2) hosted a community service convocation event, Bert’s Big Thank You, that allowed students to write thank you cards for soldiers serving overseas who are unable to come home for the holidays. Together, the club was able to create more than 150 cards to share.

Photo of students writing cards to service men and women

The Bert Show, a national morning radio show, has helped to express a big ‘thank you’ by sending more than one million hand written letters of thanks to every service man and woman deployed outside the United States. Over the past several years, every single soldier deployed outside the United States has received a letter of gratitude on Thanksgiving Day.


Hosts Mental Health Awareness Week Events

The Belmont Psychology department and the Belmont Psychology Club hosted a series of events last week to bring awareness to the issue of mental health.  The events included a discussion titled #Black Minds Matter which was led by Justin Lang, a recent Psychology graduate, and Layla Bonner from Counseling Services; Free Depression Screenings with Dr. Michael Loftin; LGBTQA + Mental Health Talk led by Leah Newman, Mental Health Counselor and Gender Specialist; a movie screening of Inside Out with a discussion led by Dr. Patrick Morse, Assistant Professor of Psychology; and a Mental Health of Women Talk led by Dr. Frank Scott, Professor of clinical psychology and human sexuality at Lipscomb University.

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Mental Health of Women Talk Justin Lang leading discussion at #Black Minds Matter event
Dr. Patrick Morse leading discussion after movie screening


The Psi Chi/Psychology (PC2) club played different board games, as well as Wii games. There was lots of food and fun with officers and members of PC2!

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Psychology Club/Psi Chi (PC2) celebrated John Ridley Stroop's Birthday on March 21st! He was the creator of the Stroop Test. The students also completed Stroop tests to see who could complete them faster. Cupcakes were enjoyed for his birthday as well!

Psychology Club/Psi Chi (PC2) Emergency Valentine's Day Bake Sale


On Friday, February 12, 2016, the Psychology Club/Psi Chi (PC2) had their annual Emergency Valentine's Day Bake Sale. PC2 members brought homemade goods to sell to raise money for speakers and events that PC2 hosts.

Psychology Club Decorates Stockings for Last Minute Toy Store


The Psychology Club/Psi Chi (PC2)recently celebrated the end of the semester and beginning of the Christmas season by creating stockings for The Last Minute Toy Store.  
The club purchased stockings for the store and decorated them during their party. The store is a ministry of the 61st Ave. United Methodist Church in Nashville, in partnership with other UMCs, Highland Park Church, the Martin Corps Toys for Tots and many others providing gifts to families in need since 1993.

Cross Cultural Research Information Session
On November 13, 2015, PC2 hosted an information session with a group of students that did research in China this past summer. The students shared their research results and what the study abroad experience was like. The students were Iris Chiang, Matthew Maloney, Heather Dudley, and Joseph Kenkel. Matthew, Heather, and Joseph all graduated in May 2015. For more information on the China Study Abroad program click here

Psychology Club/Psi Chi (PC2) Fall Bake Sale