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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

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

A Study of Statistics Anxiety, Attitudes, and Delivery Method

An Analysis of Substance Use Perceptions in College Students

The Analysis of Student’s Smartphone Usage and Perceptions: A Mixed Methods Study

The Lived Experience of Residential Undergraduates from Minority Ethnic Backgrounds Diagnosed with a Mental Health Condition


Please review the questions below to identify your eligibility for this study.

  1. Are you a residential undergraduate?
  2. Do you live on campus or accommodation away from home?
  3. Are you aged 18-36 years?
  4. Have you been formally diagnosed or self-diagnosed
    with one or more mental health disorders?
  5. Are you classified as one of the minority groups below?

3.1      African American

3.2      American Indian/Alaska Native

3.3      Asian/Pacific Islander

3.4      Hispanic/Latino

3.5      Combination of one or more of the groups outlined above
5.         Are you fluent in the English language?

If you answer YES to ALL the questions above, you may be eligible to participate in a research study.


The purpose of the research study is to understand the lived experiences of residential undergraduate ethnic minority students with a mental illness diagnosis.

Participants will be asked to participate, either in person or virtually via Zoom or Microsoft Teams, in an audio-recorded interview (maximum 60 minutes), and potentially in a focus group meeting (maximum 120 minutes) and/or a follow-up interview (15 minutes). Additionally, all participants will be invited to attend a feedback session for a presentation on the key themes from the study results (15 minutes).

Benefits to society include 1) providing data to help inform the decisions of academic institutions seeking to develop practices and processes to eliminate barriers prohibiting undergraduates from minority ethnic backgrounds from disclosing their diagnosis and accessing the necessary help; 2) highlighting the need for concerted and continuous efforts to increase awareness of the impact of stigma and other barriers; 3) helping inform mental health strategic decisions and investment priorities etc.

Eligible participants will receive a $15 Amazon gift card after participating in the interview and an additional $15 Amazon gift card after participating in the focus group meeting.

If you would like to participate, please contact the researcher at cgowdie@liberty.edu for more information.


A consent document will be emailed to you at least one week before the interview/focus group meeting. The document contains additional information about the research study. If you choose to participate, you will need to sign the consent document and return it to me before or at the time of the interview or focus group.


Cheryl Gowdie, a doctoral candidate in the School of Behavioral Sciences at Liberty University, is conducting this research. For more information about this study, please contact Cheryl at cgowdie@liberty.edu. Thanks in advance for your assistance.

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


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

Psychology of Social Media #ClubPsych

  • Date – February 20th, 2023
  • Location – DeMoss 3064
  • Time – 6:00-7:00 p.m.
  • Faculty Advisor – TBD
  • 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.

Changing Lives through Meaningful Relationships: Patrick Henry Family Services

  • Date:  February 21, 2023
  • Location: DH 1284
  • Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Host: Psychology CSER student team
  • Description:  Across central Virginia, Patrick Henry Family Services works diligently to partner with and serve families. We build meaningful relationships through counseling, camps, community engagement, and care programming for all types of families. Helping people grow connections is core to what we do – come hear how we’re making a difference – and how you can come alongside the life-giving work we do in our region. We promise, lives are being changed and you can be part of the story!


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.

Internships, Jobs, and Volunteer Opportunities with Victory Junction

  • Date – March 21st, 2023
  • Location – DH 1284
  • Time – 6:00-7:00 p.m.
  • Faculty Advisor – TBD
  • Description – Victory Junction is a summer camp in North Carolina that enriches the lives of children with serious illnesses by providing life-changing camp experiences that are exciting, fun, and empowering, at no cost to children or their families. We are excited to learn more about their camp and opportunities for involvement. This is a great way to build connections and boost your resume while making a difference in the lives of so many children and families!

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.

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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