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Psi Chi Officers
Spring 2008

 

 
Sara Hughes 
President 
Year in school: Junior (graduating December 2009) 
Interests (in psychology): I find it extremely difficult to narrow my interests to a few, but have never lost fascination with: personality, neuro, and abnormal psych—especially bipolar disorder, ADHD, and schizophrenia. 
Future plans: I’m currently entertaining the idea of pursuing a doctoral degree in Clinical, yet remain undecided. 
Do you have Research Experience (Psy: 4990): Fortunately, I worked in Dr. Grice’s lab as a sophomore, investigating the predictive validity of his personality scaling technique: the Dynamic Analog Scale. I especially enjoyed his integration of the OCEAN personality traits into his comparative scaling technique. I currently work in Dr. Byrd-Craven’s lab, where we are measuring the effect of female interactions—namely co-rumination—on stress hormone responses. After reviewing the promising data we collected in the spring, I feel the clinical implications of the results may be groundbreaking!
Do you have Teaching Experience (Psy 3990): This summer I was Dr. Kennison’s TA for Developmental. She actually allowed me to make presentations, which was both terrifying and exciting, and even cured my fear of public speaking! I also received 3990 credit for being a counselor at Dr. Page’s “Summer Science Academy”.
Have you taken the GRE yet? No, I plan to take it next fall.
Other interesting things about yourself that you would like to share? I have difficulty NOT liking everyone I meet! I love the psychology field because it illuminates and embraces interpersonal differences, making it impossible to not understand people—at least to some degree.
Contact Info: sara.hughes@okstate.edu, (918)402-5486. I’m typically available weekdays after 6pm.

 

 

Sarah McCormick 
Vice President 
Year in school: Senior
Interests (in psychology): Working in the field of developmental psychology, especially with Alzheimer’s patients.
Community Service or Other Experience: I’ve been volunteering my whole life but most of my main work lies within tutoring at-risk children. 
Do you have Research Experience (Psy: 4990): Not currently
Do you have Teaching Experience (Psy 3990): Currently a TA for 2 sections of Intro to Psyc
Have you taken the GRE yet? Plan to take it in Spring 2009
Other interesting things about yourself that you would like to share? I love traveling and plan to continue traveling after graduation. I spent half a year in Italy and would like to pursue a career in International Development. My dream is to visit as many places in the world as possible! 

 

 

Lucille Hawkins 
Secretary 
Year in school: Senior graduating in May 2009
Interests (in psychology): Developmental Psychology. I am particularly interested in researching the different ways our legal system can serve as a medium to work positively in the lives of family and children. Future plans: Teaching overseas in Asia. Upon return, attending graduate school...
Do you have Research Experience (Psy: 4990): Yes. I am currently a 4990 with Dr. Ed Burkley. I have also worked with Dr. LaRicka Wingate and Dr. Amanda Harrist. Dr. Burkley has a self-regulation lab. He focuses on two core topics: self-control and goal management. Dr. Wingate studies the possible mechanisms of stress generation in depression. Dr.Harrist studies the lifestyles of first graders with potential for obesity, and educates their families on healthy living habits.
Do you have Teaching Experience (Psy 3990): No.
Community Service or other Experience: In high school I volunteered at the hospital & nursing home every week. I work in the church nursery & am a 5th grade sunday school teacher at my church here in Stillwater.
Have you taken the GRE yet? No.
Other interesting things about yourself that you would like to share? I love volleyball, text messaging, and taking candid pictures. I love education and want to work among minority communities with underrepresented populations. 
Contact Info: lucille.hawkins@okstate.edu

 

 

Tara Johnson 
Treasurer 
Year in school: Senior 
Interests (in psychology): I am interested in many aspects of Psychology. Specifically, clinical and forensic.
Future Plans: After graduation, I plan to attend law school at University of Oklahoma or Tulsa University
Do you have Research Experience (Psy: 4990): No.
Do you have Teaching Experience (Psy 3990): No. This class (3990) will be dedicated to my senior honor's thesis!
Have you taken the GRE yet? No, I have taken the LSAT though!
Other interesting things about yourself that you would like to share? I'm also a Spanish minor, and I want to either work for the distric attorney's office or start my own practice someday in civil law.

 

 

Lindsey Bardwell 
Philanthropy Chair 
Year in school: Senior!
Interests (in psychology): School/Educational Psychology & Social Psychology
Do you have Research Experience (Psy: 4990): Yes, last year (Spring '08) I worked under Dr. Shelia Kennison and I am currently working under Dr. Ed Burkley (Fall '08-Spring '09)
Do you have Teaching Experience (Psy 3990): Yes, Fall '07 I was TA for a Quantitative Psych Lab under Dr. Shelia Kennison
Community Service or other Experience: Big Event, Into the Streets, RISE school, Vacation Bible School, and I use to volunteer in the nursery at Sunnybrook Christian Church
Have you taken the GRE yet? Next weekend...
Other interesting things about yourself that you would like to share? I am currently living with three of my closest friends and enjoying my last year at OSU. I cannot wait for graduate school! I worked with young children diagnosed with Autism this past summer and loved them so much I decided to switch my focus from I/O psych to school psych. It's crazy how certain unexpected experiences can change your life!