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Psychology Student Resources

Studying psychology will help you develop your knowledge and understanding of behavior. This knowledge will benefit you because you will better understand yourself and your environment. In other words, studying psychology will enhance your life.  ​You will acquire skills that will improve your performance in the career of your choice.  You will be prepared for graduate study in psychology or related fields such as social work or counseling.

Check out the resources available to psychology undergraduate students:


To be assigned a psychology faculty advisor, call 989-774-3001 or email the Psychology Department.

For Applied Forensic Studies Certificate advising, contact Dr. Kyle Scherr.

To seek general academic advising assistance, please visit the college's academic advising website.

We offer tutoring in PSY 211 each fall and spring semesters. Email the Psychology Department.

Forms for psychology students

Student organizations

Build your network. Earn a higher GPA. Prepare for your post-graduate career. Do all this and more by joining a psychology student organization.

Student Organization Brochure

Psi Chi

Psi Chi is the National Honor Society in Psychology. Membership is open to students with a major or minor in psychology or a related field who rank in the top 35% of their class. We support and stimulate the growth of our members through a wide range of professional, social, and volunteer activities and informational programs.

Association for Psychological Science Student Caucus (APSSC)

CMU has an active chapter of the Association for Psychological Science Student Caucus (APSSC).  As the representative body for the Student Affiliates of the American Psychological Society (APS), the APSSC is committed to the goals of that organization: to advance the discipline of psychology, to preserve the scientific base of psychology, to promote public understanding of psychological science and its applications, to encourage the giving away of psychology in the public interest, and to enhance the quality of education in the science of psychology.

Central Multitrack Behavior Analysis Association (CMBAA)

The Central Multitrack Behavior Analysis Association (CMBAA) at Central Michigan University is a registered student organization created to promote the interests of Behavior Analysis at Central Michigan University. The purpose of this organization shall be to create a population of undergraduate and graduate students who actively participate in the study, practice, and dissemination of behavior analysis; both applied and experimental. The mission of this organization is to promote the study of Behavior Analysis by providing its members with the opportunity to learn more about the career and research opportunities in the field through social networking, workshops, conferences and guest lecturer events. For more information, email CMBAA.

Clinical Student Association (CSA)

All clinical students are members of the Clinical Student Association. Students contribute to the program and can address their concern through active participation in the Clinical Student Association. Suggestions for implementing change in the program, requests for special colloquia and speakers, and concerns related to student morale are often addressed by the Clinical Student Association. In addition, the Clinical Student Association helps with the implementation of several specific program tasks. For instance, members of the Clinical Student Association are actively involved in the admissions process and often host social events that encourage the interaction among clinical students in different years of training.

Experimental Psychology Organization (EXPO)

​The Experimental Psychology Organization (EXPO) is a psychology RSO specifically designed for graduate students enrolled in the Experimental Psychology program. EXPO has a variety of goals, including promoting psychological research at CMU, serving as a forum for faculty and students, and providing additional funding for research-based activities for students. Meetings may include social functions, research presentations, and philanthropic / volunteer opportunities. Annual dues are $15.

IOPA - ​​​​​​​​​​Industrial/Organizational Psychology Association

​​​​​​​​​​Industrial/Organizational Psychology Association (IOPA) is a registered student organization for graduate and undergraduate students interested in Industrial and Organizational (I/O) Psychology. IOPA promotes interest in I/O Psychology by inviting guest speakers, alumni, faculty, and graduate students to present their research and applied projects throughout the academic year. Faculty and students also attend and present at conferences in I/O Psychology. Membership in IOPA allows students interested in I/O Psychology to network with faculty, alumni, and fellow students, and receive advising about careers in the field. The association meets several times during the academic year. For more information, contact our faculty advisor  Dr. Neil Christiansen or follow IOPA on Facebook.

Multicultural Psychology Student Society (MPSS)

​The Multicultural Psychology Student Society (MPSS) promotes and enhances multiculturalism and diversity in the psychology department, representing and reflecting the needs and values of our diverse student body. MPSS' vision of diversity includes individual differences (e.g., personality, learning styles, and life experiences) and group/social differences (e.g., race/ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, country of origin, and ability as well as cultural, political, religious, and other affiliations).

We organize activities that help develop the professional interests and opportunities of students with interests in diversity (e.g., career planning workshops, speakers, undergraduate research opportunities etc.). We also coordinate with other national organizations with similar interests. Membership is open to all psychology majors and minors with an interest in diversity.

Student Affiliation of School Psychologists (SASP)

Student Affiliation of School Psychologists (SASP) is an registered organization of students in the School Psychology program that is academic and social in nature. The group is closely advised by faculty and attempts to promote the professional development of its members. SASP provides members an arena to gather and share information, present research, attend conferences and provide peer support. Annual dues are $25.