THE MIND ON DISPLAY

Film faculty and director Grace Lee speak with the audience following the screening (Abraham Alapisco/Union Weekly)

Psych day seeks to educate the campus

By Abraham Alapisco Staff Writer

The psychology building was the locale of the 44th annual Psych Day. It was put together by members of the Psychology Student Association and PSI CHI on April 21, 2016. The event combines workshops, food, research presentations and info stations all in one place. 

“We had almost each of everything- photobooth, grad fair, research competition, potluck, research competition, and workshops,” said Kassie Butterworth, Vice President of PSI CHI. Moreover, Butterworth noted that it was a fun day that was worth planning. 

One way the event helps those already involved with the major were the various booths set up that provide information about employment opportunities, graduate school, and stress management. The popular major has many facets to explore, and Psych day attempts to cover many bases in order to capture an accurate image of what the major is all about. 

Volunteers and board members of PSA and PSI CHI Honor Society preparing early in the morning before the event (Jennie Kim/Contributor)

The day is meant to showcase the field of Psychology to anyone who wants to learn more about the field. Presentation boards of current and former students were on display. Researchers were nearby to answer any questions about the area of the field they were studying. 

For Alex Iacovitti, an alumni of the university presenting research, it is a great way to meet and speak with others about trending topics in the field. Iacovitti’s research involved cyberbullying on Facebook.

“It’s important to be conservative about what you post,” said Iacovitti. Unwanted sexual and hurtful messages on social media is a concerning issue on social media according to Iacovitti, who hopes to shed light on the issue as a second time presenter. 

When the event up around 2pm, attendees headed over to the Annatoll Center to listen to the keynote speak Dr. Andrea Hopmeyer, whose research involves social and emotional development of children and adolescents. wrapped up around 2pm, attendees headed over to the Annatoll Center to listen to the keynote speak Dr. Andrea Hopmeyer, whose research involves social and emotional development of children and adolescents. 

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