December 4, 2020

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 (, their faculty advisor, and she’ll connect you with someone.  You can also contact the chapter directly at

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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 ( or the chapter officers (

UMW Psychology Professor Featured on With Good Reason (

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).

Erchull named Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science

Dr. Mindy Erchull was selected for Fellow status in the Association for Psychological Science in recognition of her sustained outstanding contributions to the advancement of psychological science.

UMW Professors to be Featured on ‘With Good Reason’ (The Free Lance-Star)

Professors to be Featured on Radio Program (World News)