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Psi Chi is the National Honor Society in psychology, founded in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship and advancing the science of psychology.
Membership is open to graduate and undergraduate men and women who are making the study of psychology one of their major interests and who meet the minimum qualifications.
Psi Chi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is an affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Psychological Society (APS).
It functions as a federation of chapters located at more than 970 senior colleges and universities in the United States. The national office is located in Chattanooga, Tenn. A national council, composed of psychologists who as Psi Chi members and who are elected by the chapters, guides the affairs of the organization and sets policy with the approval of the chapters.