December 15, 2017

New Psychology Club Charts Goals For Future

Erin Duffy and Linnea Hultberg. Photo by Nate McReynolds.

By Makayela Isbell ‘20
Staff Reporter

New to Gordon College, The Psychology Club is led by co-presidents Erin Duffy ’18 and Linnea Hultberg ’20.

According to the club’s mission statement, “The Psychology Club seeks to inform students about various issues relating to psychology through both lecture and dialogue. We recognize that as humans, we are all made in the image of God, and we seek to expand the understanding of what that means in a specifically psychological context.”

“The club is creating an area we where can discuss these real struggles that people go through, not only in the sense of how you deal with them as a student, but also in the sense of how would we deal with them as counselors,” Duffy said.

Hultberg added, “We want to provide a safe outlet for students to discuss different psychological issues and foster community and discussion as we cover various topics.”

When asked about club events next semester, Hultberg said, “We’re partnering with GCSA to bring an event discussing depression and suicide to the student body.”

With meetings occurring once a month, the two leaders said that they have so far covered topics including anxiety, depression, suicide, and adoption awareness.

Duffy said that student feedback on meetings is a primary focus for her and Hultberg, adding that students are encouraged to contribute to the club. She also said that they are hoping to open up new positions for sophomores and juniors next year.

The club leaders stressed that all students are invited to attend club meetings, and highlighted their hope “to turn [the club] into a psychology honors society” in the future.

Hultberg said, “When Dr. Bobb joined the Psychology department, she had a vision for recuperating the Psychology Club in the hopes of creating a departmental honors program in a few years.”

She added that without a departmental club, there cannot be departmental honors.

If interested, the Psychology Club can be contacted by email at psychologyclub@gordon.edu or on their Facebook page: Gordon College Psychology club.

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