Özyeğin University Joins the "International Honor Society in Psychology" as the First Member from Turkey
Özyeğin University has become the first university from Turkey to join the International Honor Society in Psychology (Psi Chi), which was founded in 1929 with a mission to encourage excellence in scholarship and advance the science of psychology. Boasting more than 750 thousand lifetime members, Psi Chi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is an affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Association for Psychological Science (APS).
Özyeğin University had the honor of being the first member from Turkey to join the society under the mentorship of Celia Naivan Şen, Dr. Lecturer at the Faculty of Social Sciences. Through this cooperation, Özyeğin University will open up new horizons for its undergraduate psychology program students and lay a solid foundation for their admission into prestigious graduate programs, while also encouraging them to participate in projects and international research opportunities. The benefits of memberships include international recognition for academic excellence, research collaboration opportunities, becoming a published author in peer-reviewed journals of the society, and more than $400,000 in annual awards and grants.
Psi Chi takes pride in its Distinguished Members who are prominent researchers and academicians with outstanding achievements in their fields, such as Drs. Albert Bandura, B. F. Skinner, and Phillip Zimbardo.