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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.

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Getting Over Procrastination

  • Date- January 26, 2023
  • Location- DH 1134
  • Time- 6:00-7:00 p.m.
  • Faculty Advisor-
  • Description- Already feeling behind in classes? Want to get a strong start to the semester? Join us at this event as we learn about procrastination and how it impacts the brain. We will discuss ways to overcome procrastination and share healthy habits to become proactive in completing work or assignments!

Psychology of Design and Color Theory

  • Date- January 31st
  • Location- DeMoss 3064
  • Time- 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Faculty Advisor- Marilyn Peyton
  • Description- This Psi Chi Presentation will teach you how the design of our surroundings and their color affects people and how you can use that to your benefit. We will discuss why products, rooms, and buildings are designed the way they are.

CASAS Kahoot!

  • Date- Monday, January 30, 2023
  • Location- DH 3064
  • Time- 10:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Faculty Advisor- Elizabeth Cook and Ruby Easaw
  • Description-  Elizabeth and Ruby are professional advisors for undergraduate Psychology & Social Work majors. Come join them in a game of Kahoot! Learn about the services CASAS (College of Applied Studies and Academic Success) offers to help students succeed in their academic careers.


Academic Success Center Workshop: Memorization

  • Date: Thursday, February 9th, 2023
  • Location: DH 1284 (TBD)
  • Time 5:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Faculty Advisor: Dan Berkenkemper
  • Description: This presentation discusses techniques for long-term retention and large-scale memorization. We will explain the importance of spaced repetition for long-term retention. We will also discuss the Leitner System, a flashcard system that is often used in conjunction with spaced repetition for memorizing large amounts of information.

Psychology of Relationships

  • Date- February 14th
  • Location- DeMoss 3064
  • Time- 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Faculty Advisor- Marilyn Peyton
  • Description- Join PSI CHI in exploring relational theories and practices like healthy communication and conflict resolution to help better both personal and professional relationships. Then, we will apply these principles in case studies with peers

TMS Therapy for Depression: Guest Speaker from Greenbrook TMS NeuroHealth Centers

  • Date- February 20th, 2023
  • Location- DeMoss 3064
  • Time- 6:00-7:00 p.m.
  • Faculty Advisor- TBA
  • Description- Join us as we host guests from Greenbrook TMS NeuroHealth Centers! We are excited to learn about Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and how this can be used to treat depression. By stimulating areas of the brain with magnetic pulses, TMS improves the brain’s ability to regulate mood. Come learn about this treatment technique, as well as what a day in the life of this profession may look like!


GRE Prep Kahoot!

  • Date- March 2nd
  • Location- DeMoss 3064
  • Time- 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Faculty Advisor- Marilyn Peyton
  • Description- This Psi Chi event will discuss tips to improve your GRE score as well as conduct a game of Kahoot! of GRE practice questions

The World of a Child Life Specialist with Jeané Liburd, MA, CCLS & Lyndsey Graham, MS, CCLS

  • Date- March 7, 2023
  • Time- 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Location- DH 1284
  • Faculty Advisor- Dr. Marilyn Peyton
  • Description- Jeané N. Liburd, MA, CCLS has been a Certified Child Life Specialist since 2005.  She is trained in play therapy and received her Master of Arts Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Liberty University. Throughout her career, she has served children and their families in various settings including hospitals, pediatric hospices, and alternative programs. Lyndsey N. Graham, MS, CCLS has been a Certified Child Life Specialist since 2020. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Liberty University and a Masters in Human Development and Family Science from East Carolina University. Lyndsey is currently a doctoral candidate in the Developmental Psychology program at North Carolina State University and works as a child life specialist in the Children’s Emergency Department at WakeMed Children’s Hospital. 

Psychology of Intelligence

  • Date- March 20th
  • Location- DeMoss 3064
  • Time- 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Faculty Advisor- Marilyn Peyton
  • Description- In this event, we will discuss the various components of intelligence and what separates the smart from the smarter. Specifically, we will present some of the leading IQ tests to the audience and interpret their results.

Psychology of Social Media #ClubPsych

  • Date- March 21st, 2023
  • Location- DH 1284
  • Time- 6:00-7:00 p.m.
  • Faculty Advisor – Dr. Kevin Conner
  • Description- Whether you’re scrolling on TikTok, posting on Instagram, or sending a Snapchat, this all impacts your brain! Join us at this event as we look at the psychological impacts of social media on the brain. We are excited to share how social media affects human thoughts and behaviors.

Intro to Applied Behavior Analysis with Colton Wertsbaugh and Lindsay Malone of Compass Behavioral Solutions

  • Date- March 28, 2023
  • Location- DH 1284
  • Time- 6:30-7:30 pm
  • Host- Dr. Kevin Conner
  • Description-  Compass will be giving an introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis. This presentation will share how this approach can be used to support children with neurodevelopmental needs and their families. It will also talk about the implications for home, community, and clinic-based work. 


Academic Success Center Workshop: Goal Setting & Motivation

  • Date: Tuesday, April 4th, 2023
  • 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. This presentation allows you the opportunity to refine your goals and offers suggestions and tips for increasing the motivation to finish your degree.

How Behavioral Principles Improve Long Term Outcomes For Individuals With Autism  with Damien Murtagh of VIA (Virginia Institute of Autism)

  • Date-  April 6, 2023
  • Location- DH 1134
  • Time- 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Host- CSER Student Worker team
  • Description-  The Virginia Institute of Autism, “VIA” is a nonprofit, nonsectarian center that provides education and services for children and families affected by autism and unique learning challenges, such as Learning Disabilities. Their specialties and services include after-school programs, applied behavior analysis (ABA), camps, early intervention services, local autism organizations, schools – nonpublic (private) schools, preschool, and social skills transition to adult services.

Knock knock. Who’s there? Club Psych’s Psychology of Humor Event

  • Date- April 18th, 2023
  • Location- DH 1284
  • Time- 6:00-7:00 p.m.
  • Faculty Advisor- Dr. Kevin Conner
  • Description- How does the ocean say hello? It waves. Ha! At this event, we will look at the psychological impacts of humor on the brain and how this affects human behavior. We hope this event makes you laugh and teaches you about the importance of humor in our lives!

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

  • Date- April 25, 2023
  • Location- DH 1284
  • 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.
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