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Gwynedd Mercy University Psychology Club

The Psychology Club is open to students from all majors. The club is an opportunity to share common interests, hear about current psychological research, talk to people in the field, explore graduate school and career opportunities, and much more!

Each year, the Psychology Club puts together large and small service events (past examples include Art Against Abuse and Hot Rods for Heroes) and hosts many fun activities for the campus community, such as Dream Interpretation, Handwriting Analysis, and Flirting 101. We also provide support for students interested in pursuing a career in psychology, and psychology-related careers.

If you are at all interested in joining or want to learn more, please contact our President Caitlin Weniger at or our advisor Rebecca Gullan at Also, please join our Facebook page to get connected to current students and Alums and to stay updated on all our events activities throughout the year: Gwynedd-Mercy Psych Club & Psi Chi

The Gwynedd Mercy University Psych Club is a great opportunity to learn)more about issues in psychology, boost your resume, and meet a great group of people in the process!


Psychology Club Faculty Advisor:

Rebecca Gullan, Ph.D. (


2013-2014 Psychology Club Officers:

President: Caitlin Weniger (

Vice President: Vicki Clark (

Corresponding Secretary: Tiffanie McCoy (

Recording Secretary: Katie McGuigan (

Treasurer: Brittany Hill (


Previous Officers of the Psychology Club and Distinguished Alumni of Gwynedd Mercy University:

Michaela Brass, President, Class of ‘11

Jed Brensinger, President, Class of ‘10

Brandon Ellis, Vice President, Class of ‘12

Emily Gunsel, Vice President, Class of ‘12

Ashley McCleaster, Recording Secretary, Class of ‘13

Sarah Osborn, Treasurer, Class of ‘11

Levi Sassaman, Vice President, Class of ‘11

Whitney Stamm, Secretary, Class of ‘11


Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology

Psi Chi is the International Honor Society in Psychology. Founded in 1929, the purpose of Psi Chi is to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship and to advance the science of psychology.  Active members are invited to participate not only in the activities of the local chapter, but also in those of the regional and Society organization. In order to be considered for induction, one must meet strict criteria, including being at the top of their class academically and to be actively engaged in campus activities that promote the scholarship of the institution and the field of psychology. The Gwynedd-Mercy College Chapter of Psi Chi was established in 2007 and has since worked closely with the Psychology Club to promote and encourage active student engagement in the field of psychology during their time on campus and beyond.

Psi Chi Faculty Advisor:

Rebecca Gullan, Ph.D.

2013-2014 Psi Chi Officers:

Caitlin Weniger, President

Vicki Clark, Vice President

Kat Nuscis, Secretary

Brittany Hill, Treasurer

Past Officers of Psi Chi and Distinguished Alumni of Gwynedd Mercy University:

Michaela Brass, President, Class of ‘11

Jed Brensinger, President, Class of ‘10

Ashley McCleaster, Secretary, Class of ‘13

Sarah Osborn, Secretary and Treasurer, Class of ‘11

Levi Sassaman, Vice President, Class of ‘11


More about Dr. Gullan

Assistant professor of psychology Dr. Rebecca Lakin Gullan has been a faculty member at Gwynedd Mercy University since 2009. Dr. Gullan received her bachelor's degree in psychology from Cornell University and her master's and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology (with a specialization in children and families) from Bowling Green State University. Her research interests include empowerment, sense of community, civic engagement, and identity development in adolescence and young adulthood. Dr. Gullan has collaborated with colleagues at Rutgers University and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia/University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine on intervention development research related to health empowerment and violence prevention in urban youth. She has also published research on marital and parent-child interactions in clinic-referred families. In addition to her research, Dr. Gullan has served on the Board of Directors for Inspiring Kids, Inc., a program designed to promote "green" service projects and youth philanthropy in school-age children, and Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY), a regional child advocacy organization. Dr. Gullan was also on the Editorial Board for School Psychology Quarterly, the official school psychology journal of the American Psychological Association and serves as an ad-hoc reviewer for a number of professional journals. Dr. Gullan teaches ethics, research methodology and experimentation, biopsychology and the psychology capstone course.