Claremont Graduate University
Psi Chi Chapter

 

About Us

   Psi Chi Officers

Patricia Xi - President
PhD in Applied Cognitive Psychology: Second Year

This is Patricia's first year as a Psi Chi officer! She hopes to help students better connect with resources such as funding to make the most of their time at CGU. She currently conducts research in Dr. Deborah Burke's Cognition and Aging lab. Patricia's research interests include cognitive aging, memory, and exercise and its effects on aging.
   

Andi Ruybál, - Vice President
PhD Co-concentration in Applied Social Psychology & Health Behavior Research: Third Year

This is Andi’s third year as a Psi Chi officer and student-faculty liaison. She is a member of the Health Psychology and Prevention Science Institute aka “Health Lab” here at CGU. Her research interests include: health disparities in minority populations, depression, postpartum depression, health psychology, minority influence, and persuasion.
   

Catherine Lee - Secretary
PhD in Applied Cognitive Psychology: Second Year

This is Catherine’s first year as a Psi Chi officer. She is a member of the Web Interface for Statistics Education (WISE) lab here at CGU. Her research interests include technology and education, usability, and human computer interaction.
   

Jeff Ramdass - Treasurer
PhD in Applied Social Psychology: Second Year

This is Jeff’s first year as a Psi Chi officer at CGU. Jeff is a second year PhD student in Applied Social Psychology. He is a member of the Social Identity Lab at CGU. His research interests include group identity and group formation, with a specific focus on how group members judge others who commit deviant acts against fellow group members.
   

Rebecca Heilman - Logistics
M.A. Co-concentration in Applied Social Psychology & Evaluation: Second Year

This is Rebecca’s first year as a Psi Chi officer at CGU. Having served as treasurer in her undergraduate chapter, Rebecca is excited to continue representing Psi Chi members. Rebecca is interested in learning about attitudes and behaviors of moral decision-making within group interactions, as well as how people form and change their attitudes toward governmental policies and social programs.
   

Victoria Vertilo - Logistics
M.A. Co-concentration in Positive Developmental Psychology & Evaluation: Second Year

This is Victoria’s first year as a Psi Chi officer at CGU. She is a member of LeAD Labs at CGU. Her research interests include positive leadership, psychological capital, and the effects of various leadership styles on followers’ development, engagement, and well-being at work.
   Psi Chi Advisors

Dale Berger - Co-Advisor
Professor of Applied Cognitive Psychology

As Faculty Advisor for our new chapter, I have the privilege of working closely with our Psi Chi officers and other members on plans and activities. Our Psi Chi chapter has a clear positive impact on our community, with exciting prospects for the future.
   

Jason Siegel - Co-Advisor
Professor of Applied Social Psychology & Health Behavior Research

Psi Chi is an excellent organization that I am happy to support. As the Co-Faculty Advisor, I hope to continue the great work that has been started and look forward to helping Psi Chi fulfill its vast potential.

 

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