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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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September

If Scripture is sufficient, why do we need psychology?

  • Date: September 9, 2021
  • Location: Microsoft Teams
  • Time 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Faculty Advisor: Drs. Jichan Kim & Keith Lahikainen
  • Description: As Christians who study, practice, or work in the field of psychology, how do we process whether to rely on scripture or the science of psychology in our interactions with others?  If the Bible is sufficient for our living out the Christian life, do we really need psychology?  Can psychology add to our understanding of humanity or do we run the risk of distorting what the Bible teaches regarding these issues?  Come join us for an evening of exploring such questions and diving into how Christians can faithfully use what psychology offers to understand God’s crown of creation…the human being.

Club Psych & Psi Chi: Meet & Greet Kickoff

  • Date: September 13, 2021
  • Location: DH 4412
  • Time 10:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Keith Lahikainen, Club Psyc, & Psi Chi Officers.
  • Description: This event is the first opportunity to get involved with Club Psych and Psi Chi! Whether you are a psychology major, minor, or just interested in being involved, this is a great place to start. At this event, you will have the opportunity to meet psychology faculty, staff, a career coach, and other students! Come and join us!

Suicide Prevention Pebbles Event presented by Club Psych

  • Date: September 20th, 2021
  • Location: DeMoss TBD
  • Time: 6:30-7:30pm
  • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Keith Lahikainen
  • Description: This event is in support of Suicide Prevention Month this September. Come join us for a discussion regarding suicide, depressive disorders, the stigma around mental health, and more. After our discussion, we will be painting small rocks and pebbles with encouraging and uplifting messages to then leave around campus for students to find!

Academic Success Center Workshop – Learn How to Fish: Critical Thinking

  • Date: Tuesday, September 21st, 2021
  • Location: DH 1284
  • Time 5:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Faculty Advisor: Dan Berkenkemper
  • Description: This presentation walks students through how to objectively analyze issues in order to form more accurate judgments as applicable in academics and in life.

Redeeming Generational Trauma in Child Welfare in Central Virginia with Cristy Horsley

  • Date: September 28, 2021
  • Location: Online Teams meeting
  • Time 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Faculty Advisor: CSER Team
  • Description: This talk will examine key roles Central Virginia played in the history of child welfare in contributing to family separation and generational trauma at the local level, as well as the ways local Depts. of Social Services and the CASA program work to prioritize family placement in child welfare cases in the modern-day.

Grad School is Cool!

  • Date: September 30th, 2021
  • Location: DeMoss 4412
  • Time: 6:30-7:30pm
  • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Marilyn Peyton
  • Description: We will be talking about all things grad school. How do you apply? What do you need? What does it take to make your application shine?

October

All Things Internship – PSYC 499 – presented by Club Psych

  • Date: October 4th, 2021
  • Location: DeMoss TBD
  • Time: 10:30-11:30am
  • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kevin Conner
  • Description: You see PSYC 499 on your DCP and have no idea what to do? Looking for a place to complete your required psychology internship (PSYC 499)? This is the perfect event for you! Cme and learn about the process of getting an internship. Hear from a panel of current undergraduate and graduate students as they speak on what they did for their required internships. Each student in the panel will represent a different area of interest (i.e. counseling, sport, developmental, criminal) to showcase the variety of opportunities available to us in the Lynchburg area! Deadline for internship application is November 1st!

Get a Psy. D. degree at Liberty University! Presented by Drs. Tim Barclay & Keith Lahikainen

  • Date:  October 5, 2021
  • Location: DH 4412
  • Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Faculty Advisor: Drs. Timothy Barclay, David Jenkins, Keith Lahikainen
  • Description: This is an opportunity to hear about the Clinical Psychology field and degree path.

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

  • Date: October 7, 2021
  • Location: 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.

Igniting Promise in Youth Through Mentoring with Ash Gorman of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Virginia

  • Date: October 19, 2021
  • Location: DH 4412
  • Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Faculty Advisor: TBA
  • Description: Ash Gorman is the Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Virginia and has been with the organization for 17 years.  He will be discussing a number of child welfare issues, experienced gained through 25 years of working with youth, and highlighting how BBBS preventative mentoring services speak to issues facing disadvantaged youth in our community.  Mr. Gorman will also be prepared to start the enrollment process for any students looking to perform life-changing volunteer service.

Cortex and Coraline – Understanding Fear

  • Date: October 21st, 2021
  • Location: DeMoss 4412
  • Time: 6:30-7:30pm
  • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Marilyn Peyton
  • Description: This is a joint event with the biology club to discuss the neuroscience of fear and how it affects our brains. We will dig into how fear impacts the processes of the brain and use the movie “Caroline” as a help. After the event join us as we watch the movie.

Academic Success Center Workshop – Memorization: Retention & Recall

  • Date: Tuesday, October 26th, 2021
  • 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 to include Spaced Repetition, Method of Loci, chunking, and Cognitive Load Theory.

November

Education and Meditation

  • Date: November 11th, 2021
  • Location: DeMoss 4412
  • Time: 6:30-7:30pm
  • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Marilyn Peyton
  • Description: Stressful times calls for stress-reducing measures – mindfulness. We will chat about ways to deescalate the anxiety and stress that we all have during this time of the semester

How to Negotiate with Career Coach Audra Kopp” presented by Club Psych

  • Date: November 15th, 2021
  • Location: DeMoss 3064
  • Time: 6:30-7:30pm
  • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Keith Lahikainen
  • Description: Have you ever worried about finding and accepting a job in the field of psychology after graduation? Come and hear our career coach, Audra Kopp, speak about how to negotiate within the psychological field. Learn how to negotiate during interviews, salary discussions, etc.! This will help prepare you as you start into your postgrad endeavors.

Providing Solutions to Homelessness in Central Virginia – Miriam’s House

  • Date: November 16, 2021
  • Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
  • Preferred Location: DeMoss Hall, DH 4412
  • Faculty Advisor: TBD
  • Description: Over the last decade, Miriam’s House has expanded its programming to serve 700% more clients per year by adding innovative programs aimed at ending homelessness. All of the programs offered by Miriam’s House are rooted in the belief that housing is a human right and that all people can be housed with the right mix of individualized supports. This approach has enabled Miriam’s House to serve the most vulnerable in our community and drastically reduce the number of people experiencing homelessness on any given night. Kristen Nolen, Director of Housing Services, will provide insight into how the organization has expanded and adapted to meet the evolving needs of our homeless neighbors.

Coffee Talk: Holiday Edition

  • Date: November 29th, 2021
  • Location: DeMoss TBD
  • Time: 6:30-7:30pm
  • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Keith Lahikainen
  • Description: Come and join us for this “Coffee Talk” event, which will consist of a debate on hot topics in psychology, making your own hot chocolate or coffee drink, and decorating Christmas cookies! This event is the perfect place to voice your opinions on psychological topics and what the field is progressing towards, all while getting in the Christmas spirit!

December

Special Event

  • Date: December 2, 2021
  • Location: Online Teams meeting
  • Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Faculty Advisor: TBA
  • Description: Samuel Adams, signer of the Declaration of Independence, warned, “A general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America then the whole force of the common enemy.  While the people are virtuous, they cannot be subdued: but when once they lose their virtue, they will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader.” Audrey Werner RN, Dean of Life Issues at Master’s International University, former sex educator and STD/HIV clinic nurse has presented to Pastors, Legislators, Parents, Youth across America over these past 25 years on the origins, intent, and outcome of sex education in America.  Professor Werner has taught a course on the history of the sexual revolution for the past 10 years to pastors and Biblical Counselors all over the world. From June 2019 to November 2020 she traveled to Uganda three times to present to Pastors, Parents, University Professors, Students, and even Uganda Parliament members as well. Using her nursing experience, true science, facts, and the help of Almighty God she was able to halt the UN/Planned Parenthood International’s plan to put their sex education programs in Uganda schools. She will be sharing, from a Biblical world view, how Christians can take back lost ground.

 

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