August 19, 2019

Erchull Quoted in Article on Teen Body Image and the Rise of Cosmetic Surgery

Professor of Psychological Science Mindy Erchull

Professor of Psychological Science Mindy Erchull

Professor of Psychological Science Mindy Erchull was quoted in an article on MEA WorldWide entitled “‘Unrealistically perfect images’ on social media influencing more and more teens to go under the knife.” Professor Erchull said, “The answer to more and more teens opting for cosmetic surgeries lies in how these young kids perceive their own body image and their thought process built around it.” Read more. 

 

 

“Unrealistically perfect images” on social media influencing more and more teens to go under the knife (meaww.com)

2019 Psi Chi UMW PowerCards on Sale

The 2019 Psi Chi UMW PowerCards are in and available for purchase.  These cards are available for just $5 each and offer discounts at great Fredericksburg businesses that you can use for the entire calendar year!

You get to save money and help support the great activities of the UMW chapter of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology.

The discounts on this year’s PowerCard include 10% off at Greens & Grains, Metro Diner, and Skin + Touch Therapy Spa as well as 15% off at Soup and Taco, Soup and Taco II, Noodles & Company, and Tropical Smoothie Cafe (to name just some of the great deals).

You can purchase a PowerCard for yourself, your club, your team, your friend, your roommate, your neighbor, or anyone else. If you’re interested,  you can purchase a card from a Psi Chi officer or member.

If you don’t know who’s a member/officer, you can contact Mindy Erchull (merchull@umw.edu), their faculty advisor, and she’ll connect you with someone.  You can also contact the chapter directly at psichiumw@gmail.com.

What Parents Can Learn From a Town That Produced 11 Olympians (The New York Times)

Psi Chi UMW PowerCards on Sale

The 2018 Psi Chi UMW PowerCards are in and available for purchase.  These cards are available for just $5 each and offer discounts at great Fredericksburg businesses that you can use for the entire calendar year!

You get to save money and help support the great activities of the UMW chapter of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology.

The discounts on this year’s PowerCard include 10% off at Greens & Grains, Mercantile, Miso, and Sammy T’s as well as 15% off at Soup and Taco II, Sugar Shack, and Tropical Smoothie Cafe (to name just some of the great deals).

You can purchase a PowerCard for yourself, your club, your team, your friend, your roommate, your neighbor, or anyone else. If you’re interested,  you can purchase a card from a Psi Chi officer or member.

If you don’t know who’s a member/officer, you can contact Mindy Erchull (merchull@umw.edu), their faculty advisor, and she’ll connect you with someone.  You can also contact the chapter directly at psichiumw@gmail.com

Why Mental Health Is A Feminist Issue (talkspace.com)

2017 Psi Chi PowerCards Available

The UMW chapter of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, is starting its 2017 fundraiser. Each year, Fredericksburg-area businesses offer discounts for the calendar year to those who purchase a card. For $5, you can save money throughout the year and help a great group of students fund their projects at the same time. If you’re interested in purchasing one, you can contact their faculty advisor, Mindy Erchull (merchull@umw.edu) or the chapter officers (psichiumw@gmail.com).

UMW Psychology Professor Featured on With Good Reason (publicnow.com)

UMW’s Psi Chi Chapter Honored

The University of Mary Washington’s Chapter of Psi Chi, The International Honor Society in Psychology, was recently honored as the 2016 Southeastern Regional Chapter of of the Year.  This award recognizes the chapter as modeling excellence through programming and service and identifies it as one of the premier chapters in the country.  The Department of Psychological Science would like to thank the 2015-16 office team and the membership as a whole for all of their hard work, which is truly deserving of this recognition.

Erchull Presents at Annual Meeting of Association for Women in Psychology

Mindy Erchull recently presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Women in Psychology held in Pittsburgh, Pa.  She presented a paper titled The thin ideal: A “wrong prescription” not an inspiration based on a book chapter in the recently published book, The wrong prescription for women: How medicine and media create a ‘need’ for treatments, drugs, and surgery.  She also presented a poster titled Self-sexualization: From other-evaluation to self-evaluation with Leanna Papp (’14) and Celeste Kelly (’15).