WORCESTER, Ma. — Assumption’s Department of Psychology has announced that Lauren Jakobs, of Naples, has become a member of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology. Jakobs, Class of 2022, was inducted into the honor society during the 2020-21 academic year.

“Assumption students inducted into the Psi Chi honor society are chosen for their outstanding academic achievements and a commitment to further exploring and contributing to the field of psychology,” said Assistant Professor of Psychology Karen Lionello-DeNolf, Ph.D., who along with Assistant Professor of Psychology Leamarie Gordon, Ph.D., serve as advisors of the honor society. “We are honored to induct some of Assumption’s top psychology majors and minors, including Lauren, who has demonstrated a dedication to the core values of the University in pursuit of a life of meaning. ”

Psi Chi was founded with the purpose of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology. Membership is open to graduate and undergraduates, of sophomore, junior, or senior academic standing, who major or minor in psychology. Inductees must have completed nine semester hours of psychology courses, rank in the top 35 percent of their class, and have a minimum grade point average of 3.25. Members of Psi Chi have the opportunity to submit scholarly articles to the Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research, apply for research grants, and attend and present at regional and national conferences.

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