New undergraduate and graduate student inductees of Psi Chi (center), the national honor society for psychology, stand with current Psi Chi members and NSU faculty and administration. The students were honored during an induction ceremony on Mar. 23, hosted by the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences.

Psi Chi National College Honor Society in Psychology at Nova Southeastern University

Graduate and undergraduate students were inducted from the Center for Psychological Studies and Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences.

Recognizing the academic accomplishments of psychology students at NSU

The Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences hosted an induction ceremony for the Psi Chi national honor society on Mar. 23, recognizing the academic accomplishments of psychology students at NSU. Fifty-five undergraduate and graduate students from the college and NSU's Center for Psychological Studies were honored during the ceremony.

Welcoming new inductees were Jaclyn Kahan, Psi Chi chapter president, and faculty adviser Weylin Sternglanz, Ph.D., associate professor in the college. The ceremony also included a keynote talk, an annual tradition of the NSU Psi Chi induction ceremony.

This year's keynote speaker, W. Matthew Collins, Ph.D., assistant professor in the college, encouraged Psi Chi inductees and members to use a scientific way of thinking throughout life, no matter what field or industry they enter after graduation.

During his talk, titled "Scinspiration," Collins provided five benefits of being a scientist and psychologist:

5) You have the tools to answer questions about why people behave the way they do.

4) You can question the accuracy of research and claims.

3) You can set up an experiment to answer a question you have.

2) You discover information few others know but many others want to know.

1) You won't have the ability to read minds, but some people will think you do.

New members were then inducted by the 2011–2012 Psi Chi Executive Board, which includes NSU students Kahan, vice president Jose Luis Martinez Serrano, recording secretary Ashley St. Hilaire, treasurer Karina Calderon, distance student secretary Alexandra Antunes, Webmaster and historian Archana Manapragada, and graduate liaisons Janet Almonte and Carlos Garcia.

Following the induction ceremony, the Psi Chi members joined friends and family members, as well as faculty and college administration, for a celebratory reception.

Visit the college's Photo Gallery to view pictures from this year's Psi Chi induction ceremony.