Claremont Graduate University
Psi Chi Chapter

 

About Us

   Psi Chi Officers

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

This is Patricia’s second year as a Psi Chi officer! She hopes to continue helping students become better connected with resources such as funding so they can make the most of their time at CGU. She currently conducts research in Dr. Deborah Burke’s Cognition and Aging lab and is the Lab Manager of the Neuropsychology of Decision Making Lab at Scripps College. 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: Fourth Year

This is Andi’s fourth 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.
   
 

Michael Coleman - Secretary
PhD in Applied Social Psychology: Second Year

This is Michael’s first year as a Psi Chi officer at CGU.  He is a member of the Social Identity and Health Labs at CGU. His research interests include youth substance abuse intervention and the role of perceived control in illicit substance use. His current research is focused on developing a brief intervention for youth targeting marijuana and alcohol use, based in the Theory of Planned Behavior.
   
 

Lillian But - Treasurer
PhD in Applied Social Psychology: Second Year

This is Lillian's first year as a Psi Chi officer at CGU. Lillian works with Dr. Michael Hogg and is a member of the Social Identity Lab. Her research interests include intergroup leadership, boundary spanning leadership, bicultural identities and identity complexity.
   
 

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

This is Jacob's first year as a Psi Chi officer. He is a member of the CGU Student Veteran's of America and is the CGU veteran's advocate. His research interests include digital entertainment's influence on prosocial behavior.
   
 

Sara Hollar - Logistics
PhD Applied Social Psychology: Fourth Year

This is Sara's first year as a Psi Chi officer. She is a member of the Health Psychology and Prevention Science Institute aka “Health Lab” here at CGU. Her research interests include: indirect persuasion and attitude change, effective health interventions, and depression.
   
 

Brittany Merson - Volunteer Coordinator
PhD in Applied Cognitive Psychology: Fourth Year

This is Brittany’s first year as a Psi Chi officer at CGU. Brittany is a member of Kathy Pezdek’s Applied Cognitive Psychology lab. Her research interests include: autobiographical memory, executive functioning and cognitive control, and applying cognitive psychology concepts to dietary intake and other health behaviors. She hopes to work with Psi Chi members to create new volunteer opportunities and to encourage more involvement with current volunteer opportunities at the Claremont consortium.
   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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