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Psychology Activities

The events on this list are approved Psychology Activities for all psychology classes. One activity may be credited to several classes. For activities not listed here, please obtain approval from your professor before attending. Below is the psychology activity form that can be used to report all of your psychology activities.

PSYC Activity Approval

Psychology activities must be approved by the department chair. Please fill out the Approval Form if you are interested in having an activity considered for approval. All requests for psychology activities must be submitted through the form at least ten days before the event in order to allow the needed time to review and approve the event as a psychology activity.


Participate in Research

 

Greenspaces, Phone Use, and Mental Health

Humility, Empathy, and Forgiveness of Religious Hurt

Group Interactions Study

Adult Attachment and Loneliness Factors Correlated with Their Childhood Social Media Usage Patterns

 
Please review the current studies for the School of Behavioral Sciences.

January

Psychology of Seasons

  • Date: Monday, January 24, 2022
  • Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Location: DeMoss 3064
  • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Keith Lahikainen
  • Description: Join us for our first event of the year! We’ll look at Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known as seasonal depression, which affects millions of people every year. We will examine the different causes and symptoms, treatment options, and how those who suffer can find ways to cope with their sadness during the winter months.

Graduate School Life as presented by a panel of current graduate students

  • Date: Tuesday, January 25, 2022
  • Location: DH 4412
  • Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Faculty advisor: Blake Fraser, Hannah Murch, Joshua Love, Virginia Ferguson, Alexa Posa, Holly Lawson, Hannah Jacklin, Abigail Taber
  • Description: Interested in graduate school? Come hear a panel of current graduate students discuss what life is like in graduate school. Students will learn about the challenges and adventures of graduate school as well as opportunities for internships, research, and graduate student assistantships.

Consequences of War: A Joint Psi Chi and OT Club Event 

  • Date: Thursday, January 27, 2022
  • Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Location: DeMoss 4412
  • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Marilyn Peyton
  • Description: Come out and join Psi Chi for a fun and informative event in collaboration with the Occupational Therapy club! The night will be spent discussing the harrowing impact of war on its victims- both physical and psychological. Topics covered will include phantom limb syndrome, PTSD, rehabilitation processes, and more!

February

The Mind Polluters: a movie featuring Dr. Judith Reisman (This was Dr. Reisman’s last work in her lifelong fight to eradicate child pornography)

  • Date: February 8, 2022
  • Location: DeMoss Hall Room DH 4412
  • Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Faculty Advisor: TBA
  • Description:  A screening of the newly released feature-length film “The Mind Polluters,” chronicling the indoctrination of our children by government schools and how to overcome it. Dr. Judith Reisman, a late research professor at Liberty University in the School of Behavioral Sciences, is featured prominently in her last interview before her death.

Valentine’s Psychology: A Joint Psi Chi and Club Psych Event

  • Date: Thursday, February 10, 2022
  • Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Location: DeMoss 3064
  • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Keith Lahikainen and Dr. Marilyn Peyton
  • Description: With Valentine’s Day coming up, join Club Psych and Psi Chi for an interactive event surrounding the psychology of love! We will discuss love languages, attachment styles, Sternberg’s triangular theory of love, and more! Come and learn about how psychology plays a role in your relationships!

Q&A with Kenneth Bae and North Korean Refugees – Text “Divinity” at 839-858 to register.

  • Date: Friday, February 18, 2022
  • Location: Towns Auditorium
  • Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Sponsor: School of Divinity
  • Description: Kenneth Bae is a Korean American missionary from Seattle who has done various missionary work in and outside of North Korea and China. In 2012, he was captured in North Korea and sentenced to a North Korean prison for life for being a US “spy.” He was imprisoned for two years and five days before his release. With eight North Korean refugee college students, who defected to South Korea, Mr. Bae will share his experience briefly and answer questions from attendees at the event.  Text “Divinity” at 839-858 to register.

Academic Success Center Workshop – Goal Setting & Motivation: Find your Focus

  • Date: Tuesday, February 22, 2022
  • Location: DH 1284 (TBD)
  • Time: 5:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Faculty Advisor: Dan Berkenkemper
  • Description: This presentation helps you refine your goals and increase your motivation. Students who are intrinsically motivated and have clearly determined goals have a greater chance of being successful in their academic pursuits.

March

1 in 44: presented by Erika Bischof & Lauren Fraedrich of Compass

  • Date: March 1, 2022
  • Location: DeMoss Hall Room DH 4412
  • Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Faculty Advisor: TBA
  • Description:  Compass will be sharing information about opportunities in the community to work with children with autism and other special needs and their families. This presentation will also feature information on a few different types of therapeutic approaches that can be used to support independence for the child and family.

Careers in Psychology

  • Date: Thursday, March 3, 2022
  • Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Location: DeMoss 4412
  • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Marilyn Peyton
  • Description: This career event will offer presentations covering all psychology cognates including different career options available for each. You will have the opportunity to hear from students and professors representing each of the cognates as they explain what makes their area of study unique, how it works, and job opportunities available after graduation within that subfield. This is a great event for anyone, whether you’re new to psychology, or a senior considering the job opportunities in your field!

The Psychology of Marvel

  • Date: Monday, March 7, 2022
  • Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Location: DeMoss 1286
  • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Keith Lahikainen
  • Description: Do you love both the Marvel Cinematic Universe and psychology? Then this is the perfect event for you! Join us as we analyze multiple MCU characters and their possible diagnoses! We’ll watch clips from different Marvel movies, and then discuss our thoughts!

Need a Job or Internship? Presented by Audra Kopp from The Career Center

  • Date: March 22, 2022
  • Location: DeMoss Hall Room DH 4412
  • Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Faculty Advisor: TBA
  • Description: This presentation will cover the necessary steps it takes to land a top job or internship within the Behavioral Science Field. The highlights will cover exploring career paths, building a resume, networking with employers, and how LU Career Services can help with the entire searching process.

Psych Game Night!

  • Date: Monday, March 28, 2022
  • Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Location: DeMoss 3064
  • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Keith Lahikainen
  • Description: Join us for a night full of fun! At this psych activity, we’ll play games based on Jeopardy, Family Feud, bingo, etc. that test your psychology knowledge! Prizes will be given to the winner(s) of each game!

“Foster Care and the Community of the Local Church” hosted by LU Serve

  • Date:  March 31, 2022
  • Location: South Montview Ballroom
  • Time: 5:00-6:30 p.m.
  • Faculty Advisor: Dean Kenyan Knapp
  • Description:  Dr. Steve Gillum will be hosting a panel which include speakers from Patrick Henry Family Services. Also, Dr. Knapp will be sharing. We will be doing a panel presentation on all kinds of aspects and opportunities with foster care and how churches and college students can be involved.  There will also be Q&A time at the end for participants.

Do Your Best, Don’t Stress

  • Date: Thursday, March 31, 2022
  • Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Location: DeMoss 3064
  • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Marilyn Peyton
  • Description: As we near the end of the semester, with finals right around the corner, come join Psi Chi in a fun event as we discuss the importance of mental health and the benefits of self-care. We will discuss stressors and struggles that many college students face, as well as participate in some enjoyable and de-stressing activities!

April

Healing Wounds Through Trauma-Focused Discipleship with Dr. Tim Sosin

  • Date: April 5, 2022
  • Location: DeMoss Hall Room DH 4412
  • Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Faculty Advisor: TBA
  • Description: This presentation depicts what it looks like to engage in Trauma-Focused Discipleship. The goal is to equip attendees to understand the impact of trauma along with the impact of healing when effective trauma-healing methods are integrated into safe, healthy, Gospel-centered forms of community life and discipleship. Trauma is one of the deepest and most prevalent barriers to healthy relationships with God, self, and others. Trauma and developmental wounds create deeply-rooted issues that permeate into all areas of life when left unaddressed. But healing is possible, and this presentation lays out how holistic efforts to heal trauma through the lens of the Gospel can produce liberation, reconciliation, and recovery.

“Pray Through It” presented by Dr. Don Love

  • Date:  April 12, 2022
  • Location: DH 4272
  • Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Faculty Advisor:  CSER Team
  • Description:  A biblical explanation and demonstration of listening, inner-healing, and deliverance prayer models as an approach for counselors to help their clients to process life through prayer.

Academic Success Center Workshop –  Metacognition & Critical Thinking

  • Date: Thursday, April 14, 2022
  • Location: DH 1284 (TBD)
  • Time 5:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Faculty Advisor: Dan Berkenkemper
  • Description: This presentation enables students to increase their metacognition and critical thinking skills. Students will discover how to objectively analyze issues in order to form more accurate judgments as applicable in academics and in life.

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) Interest Meeting  

  • Date:  Monday, April 25, 2022 
  • Location: DH 4412 
  • Time: 10:30am – 11:45am  
  • Faculty Advisor: Psy.D. Team 
  • Description:   Interested in becoming a clinical psychologist? Come learn about the new doctoral program in clinical psychology from professors and a panel of current students, who are excited to share their experiences and answer questions

If you have suggestions, please email psychology@liberty.edu.