Psychology Interest club plans board game night, therapy speaker this semester


Psychology Interest Club during spring into service. From left to right Gerricka Johnson, Mariah Palmer, Kristine Garrett, Dr. Marilyn Patterson, Julia Thorne, Alfa Ramirez, Emily Doerfler, Claire Van Vranken. Photo used with permission from Emily Doerfler.

ABBY STONE Reporter 

The Psychology Interest club has a new schedule and new activities planned for the upcoming semester, according to president Emily Doerfler. 

The Psychology Interest club is a social organization for any students interested in psychology, not only psychology majors or minors.

As of this semester,  the club will meet every Monday, alternating business meetings with activity nights that include games, crafts, and speakers.

According to senior president Emily Doerfler, the club has changed their meeting schedule to involve more social activities than in semesters before.

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“We were missing that social aspect,” said Doerfler. “I’m hoping with the inclusion of these fun nights every other week, we can attract more people.” 

Doerfler said at the meeting next Monday the club will be having a board game night, and the club is planning other activities including a stress relief craft night and hopefully an art therapy speaker later in the semester.

Doerfler said for her, the club is a great way to make connections with the students and professors in her major.

“It’s beneficial to hear new ideas and meet new people, and psych interest club has a great connection with the psychology staff,” Doerfler said.

Doerfler said it’s because of these connections through the Psychology Interest club that she has done so well in her classes.

As a senior, this is Doerfler’s last semester as club president and she said that she wants to pass down the club’s traditions as well as doing more as an organization.

“I want us to put on successful events.” Doerfler said, “I want us to go and actually benefit the community in some sort of way.”

The Psychology Interest club meets every Monday 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Spellman room 3115.