International Honor Society in Psychology: A Psi Chi chapter was recently established at Upper Iowa University. Undergraduate students must complete an application process, be in the top 35% of their class, and have a GPA. Each spring new members are inducted in the chapter. Psi Chi members have been active in volunteering at a local assisted living facility. Benefits of membership include eligibility for Psi Chi scholarships and increased notariety on graduate school applications.
In pursuing its mission to acquire, advance and disseminate knowledge within the Psychological and Biobehavioral Sciences, the Department balances several academic endeavors including: undergraduate teaching, graduate training, professional training, basic scientific research, applied research, faculty development, and community service. The Department of Psychology has the largest . program at the University of Miami and the second largest number of undergraduate majors in the College of Arts and Sciences. The Department has extensive research and service programs throughout the culturally diverse Miami area affected by its 38 faculty and 120 full-time staff and research personnel. Its research programs have been ranked among the top nationally for National Institute of Health funding in psychology departments. Its graduate program in clinical psychology was recently ranked 25th nationally by . News and World Report and has received continuous accreditation by the American Psychological Association since 1966. The Department has its own community-based training clinic and adult, child, and health intervention programs.
At the graduate level, our department features an APA-accredited Clinical Psychology . program, as well as an Experimental . program that offers specializations in Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, and Psychobiology and Learning. Across both programs, the goal is to provide superior training in psychological research methods, statistical procedures, and psychological theory, with additional training in the science and empirically-supported practice of clinical psychology provided to clinical students. In addition, an emphasis is placed on the application of research to clinically-relevant problems and behaviors.