The Department of Psychology supports this undergraduate student organization, formed in 1983, to advance the study of the science of psychology. ISPA has an office in room G34 SLP with information on careers and graduate study in psychology. All psychology majors are urged to become active in ISPA and attend the sponsored activities. ISPA programs have included evening discussions about graduate study in psychology, workshops on careers in psychology, and the annual research symposium held in the spring. Students can learn of ISPA activities through the Psychology Peer Advisers. The resources available to students include information on:
(1) graduate programs in psychology and related fields
(2) a guide to preparing for graduate school
(3) volunteer opportunities in the community
(4) research opportunities here and on other campuses
(5) career information for psychology majors
(6) becoming a student affiliate of the American Psychological Association
The ISPA office also offers newsletters from Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology. Other information of interest to undergraduates in psychology is posted ion the ISPA bulletin board across from the elevator in the E100 wing of Seashore Hall. ISPA sponsors different social and educational activities each semester. Past ISPA programs have included a Job Fair, workshops on careers in psychology, and panel discussions on graduate school options and the application procedure. Each spring ISPA sponsors a research symposium where undergraduates involved in research may present their work to a friendly audience. Research need not be completed to be presented at the symposium. Each year Psi Chi selects a Professor of the Year, and the winner is invited to speak at the ISPA research symposium.
ISPA office hours in G34 SLP are: Monday 4:30p-8p, Tuesday 5:30p-8p. Feel free to drop by for information.