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Northwest Missouri State University


Student Organizations

Campus Organizations and Societies | Professional Organizations

Campus Organizations and Societies

Behavioral Sciences Association

The organization is open to all majors and minors within the Department of Behavioral Sciences. The purpose of the association is to inform students about behavioral sciences while simultaneously providing activities that are engaging and fun. The current dues are $5 per semester.

Criminal Justice Club

Members examine the criminal justice system from both a psychological and legal standpoint. Discussions and programs focus on ways to prevent crime.

K.I.D.S.: Koncerned Individuals Dedicated to Students

KIDS is similar to a "big brother" or "big sister" organization. Members pair up with an elementary school student and communicate with that student at least twice per month.

Military S.O.S

Our goal is to support the troops through two ways:

  1. creating and sending care packages to troops currently deployed and
  2. spreading awareness and providing a support group for community members in regards to deployed soldiers and/or friends/family still in the service, and veterans.

Social Sciences Research Group (SSRG)

SSRG is an organization of students who wish to further develop their research skills. Each year students design research projects, collect data, analyze their results, and present their findings at conferences. Dues vary annually.

Psi Chi

Psi Chi is the National Honor Society in Psychology. It was founded in 1929 for the purpose of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship and advancing the science of psychology. Membership is open to graduate and undergraduate students who major in psychology and meet the minimal requirements. Annual dues are currently $25.

Professional Organizations

The Association for Psychological Science

The APS is a professional organization of academic psychologists.

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The American Psychological Association

The "oldest" organization of professional psychologists. The APA has 49 divisions that range from general psychology to clinical psychology to sports psychology to gay/lesbian issues. You can access the APA MONITOR, the official newspaper of the association, access links to a variety of psychology resources, locate important research in the APA Journals, and get information about jobs/internships/fellowships. They even have a special page devoted to issues important to Undergraduate Students!

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The Society for Psychophysiological Research (SPR)

The members of this organization are interested in what the body can tell us about behavior, information processing, and psychopathology. These researchers relate brain activity (measured via EEG, PET, MRI, CAT), eye movements, blinks, head movements, heart rate, blood pressure, muscle movement/tension, etc. to psychological events.

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The American Sociological Association

A professional association that promotes research, publication and teaching in Sociology in the United States.

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The Southwestern Social Science Association (SSSA)

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The Southwestern Sociological Association

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