Annual Psi Chi Conference Highlights Student Research

May 13, 2019

PresenterStudents presented their research at the 17th Annual Psi Chi Whittier Undergraduate Research Conference (WURC).

Every spring, the Department of Psychological Sciences hosts WURC in partnership with Psi Chi, the international honor society in psychology. The event gives students the valuable opportunity to share their academic work and learn from other students in related disciplines.
At this year’s conference, 44 students presented their research in psychology, sociology, social work, anthropology, and child development. Participating students represented not only Whittier College, but also the psychology departments at numerous other colleges and universities, including Occidental College, Chapman University, Biola University, UCLA, and several more.
The event featured guest speaker Jon Grahe, Ph.D., managing executive editor for the Journal of Social Psychology, professor of psychology at Pacific Lutheran University, and past president of the international Psi Chi society.

Earlier this semester, the Department of Psychological Sciences saw five faculty and seven students attend and present at the Western Psychological Association conference in Pasadena. Professor of Clinical Psychology Ayesha Shaikh chaired a symposium entitled, Beyond the Classroom Walls: Using Professional Development Among Undergraduates.