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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

 

Group Interactions Study

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

Relational Humility, Empathy and the Forgiveness of Hurt in Close Relationships

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

September

Relationship With Oneself: Feeling At Home In Your Story

  • Date: September 13th, 2022
  • Location: DH 1134
  • Time 6:00-7:30 p.m.
  • Faculty Advisor: Haley Towles (havanness@liberty.edu)
  • Description: Our life stories are filled with joys, tragedies, accomplishments, relationships, and events that have shaped and molded us into who we are today. How do we view ourselves in relationship to our story? Do we view ourselves accurately? Where do we see God in our life story, and could looking in on our story lead us foreword into what He has planned for us? What can your story show you about your giftings, and passions or the path you may take moving forward? Join us as we discuss these topics and grow in taking more of a look inward to our own stories. Take away some tools, and thoughts to begin your journey into finding contentment, healing and purpose in your story.

Psychology Panel…with School Psychologist: Belva Shelor, ABA Therapists: Chad Honeycutt & Lauren Ross

  • Date – Monday, September 19, 2022
  • Location – DeMoss 3064
  • Time – 6:00-7:00 p.m.
  • Faculty Advisor – Dr. Conner
  • Description- This psychology panel will include guest speakers from different psychology-related careers in the Lynchburg area, including a School Psychologist, Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Psychology Professor, Graduate students, and more! Students will have the opportunity to learn from each speaker about their career, educational background, and what a day in their role looks like. We are excited to host these guest speakers and learn from their experiences!

How to Study When it is Hard to Study”…a Psi Chi Presentation

  • Date- September 20, 2022
  • Location- DeMoss 4412
  • Time- 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Faculty Advisor- Dr. Marilyn Peyton
  • Description- In honor of October being ADHD awareness month, we will be discussing research-backed techniques of how to study best when it is hard to study. We will discuss the difficulties of studying for individuals who may be experiencing learning challenges and how they can succeed in the classroom.

Academic Success Center Workshop – Time Management”

  • Date: Thursday, September 29th, 2022
  • Location: DH 1284
  • Time 5:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Faculty Advisor: Dan Berkenkemper
  • Description:  In this presentation, we will help students break down their average week with the 168 hour activity as well as examine strategies and techniques for efficient time management such as how to organize a calendar and the 40 hour workweek.

October

Relationship with the Sexual Self: Navigating the Complexity of Sexuality

  • Date: October 11th, 2022
  • Location: DH 1134
  • Time 6:00-7:30 p.m.
  • Faculty Advisor: Cale Baker (cbaker118@liberty.edu)
  • Description:  The Relationship with the Sexual Self session will focus on narratives that we inherit from childhood that end up forming our “sexual palate.” These narratives form in complex ways, but they affect the way we interact with our sexual self and they affect our sexual actions. Our narratives can distort our sexual desires, leading us to unwanted sexual behavior. We’ll talk about how to confront unwanted sexual behaviors by interacting with the complexity of our stories and the sexual narratives therein.

The Psychology Degree has an Internship? Options & Opportunities

  • Date: October 13th, 2022
  • Location: DH 4412
  • Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kevin Conner
  • Description: There is a psychology internship that is required in the degree. However, many students are not aware of the opportunities and nuances of the internship. Come learn about the process needed for registration and the variety of different location in Lynchburg and surrounding areas that have partnered with the department of psychology.

Psychology of Horror Movies” …a Psi Chi Presentation

  • Date- October 18, 2022
  • Location- DH 4412
  • Time- 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Faculty- Advisor: Dr. Marilyn Peyton
  • Description- With the help of Club Psych and the film department, students attending this Halloween event will gain insight into why horror movies are appealing, how the movie/film industry capitalized on this, and how to approach the topic from a Christian perspective.

All about Graduate School with the Department of Psychology GSA team

  • Date- October 20, 2022
  • Location- DH 4412
  • Time- 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Faculty- Advisor: Tyler Carroll, Lydia Crane, Virginia Cramer, Hannah Jacklin, and Alexa Posa
  • 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 assistantship. 

Living Pro-Life: A Social Psychologist’s Journey…with Dr. Rachel Piferi

  • Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2022
  • Location: DH 4412
  • Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Faculty advisor: Dr. Virginia Cashion
  • Description: Dr. Rachel Piferi, Online Chair and Program Director of the PhD in Psychology program at Liberty University, will share her own journey of understanding what it means to be pro-life and how God used her own crisis pregnancy to help her understand the social psychology of social issues.  Come join us as we dive into what it means to be pro-life and how our social messages matter as we help others choose life.

Autism: Research and Reality…with Dr. Ginny Cashion & Sandy Cashion

  • Date: October 27, 2022
  • Location: DH 4412
  • Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Ginny Cashion
  • Description: Sandy Cashion is a recent LU graduate who was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome when she was 3 years old. She and her mom (Ginny) will share research insights and real-life experiences related to living with an ASD and learning to thrive in a neuro-typical world.

November

Psychological Principles of Family Dynamics” …a Psi Chi Presentation

  • Date- November 1, 2022
  • Location- DH 4412
  • Time- 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Faculty advisor- Dr. Marilyn Peyton
  • Description-  Come join Psi Chi National Honors Society as we discuss family principles in developmental psychology and discover how the family structure affects mental health.

Metacognition & Critical Thinking

  • Date: November 3, 2022
  • Location: DH 1284 (TBD)
  • 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.

Relationship With Parents: Recognizing How Your Family Patterns Impact Daily Life

  • Date: November 8th, 2022
  • Location: DH 1134
  • Time 6:00-7:30 p.m.
  • Faculty Advisor: Emily Elrod (enhine@liberty.edu)
  • Description: The Relationship with Parents Enrichment Series is an educational and interactive session focused on exploring both healthy and unhealthy patterns in relationships with parents, identifying origins of these patterns, and practically applying steps to foster healthy relationships. Join Keaghlan Strasshofer and Emily Elrod for an insightful presentation on the impacts of family patterns.

The Importance and Difficulty of Setting Healthy Boundaries …a Psi Chi Presentation

  • Date- November 15, 2022
  • Location- DeMoss 4412
  • Time- 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Faculty Advisor- Dr. Marilyn Peyton
  • Description- This event will explain the impacts of childhood experiences on boundary development, share tools to set healthy boundaries, and discuss necessary boundaries in relationships and the workplace. As college students, we are in a transitional phase of life, and as we become more independent, the role of boundaries becomes more important than ever! Whether you are pursuing a career in the field of psychology or just want to have healthier relationships and prevent burnout, this is a great event for you!

Changing the Way Foster Care Begins ​…with Dana Guenther of Isaiah 117 House

  • Date: Thursday, November 17, 2022
  • Location: DH 4412
  • Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Faculty advisor: Dr. Virginia Cashion
  • Description: Isaiah 117 House provides physical and emotional support in a safe and loving home for children awaiting foster care placement. Students will hear about removal day for children and what that day typically looks like before and after having an Isaiah 117 House. Students will learn about trauma and the effects of entering foster care. Students will hear personal stories of foster care as well as what it looks like to open and run a nonprofit.

Need a Job or Internship?…with Audra Kopp from the Career Center

  • Date: November 29, 2022
  • Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Location: DH 4412
  • Faculty Advisor: Audra Kopp
  • 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.

December

Psychology Christmas Open House – Vote on the best decorated Faculty door!

  • Date- December 1, 2022
  • Location- DH 3014 Department of Psychology
  • Time- 1:00-3:00 p.m.
  • Faculty Advisor- Psychology faculty
  • Description- This is the grand closing of Fall 2022! Come for snacks and drinks while mingling with the faculty in the Department of Psychology. Vote on your favorite faculty door as they are challenged to decorate for Christmas.

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

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