Two psychology students were recognized at the recent Ninety-Fourth Annual Convention of the Western Psychological Association (WPA) hosted by Western Oregon University April 24-27, 2014 in Portland, Oregon.

Netasha Pizano

Netasha Pizano

Psychology major Netasha Pizano received a WPA Scholarship award, which was awarded at the awards ceremony and presidential address on the Friday evening of the event.

Additionally, Christin Walder (center in the picture above), president of Chapman University’s Psi Chi chapter, was awarded a Psi Chi regional research award for her work. Psi Chi is an international honor society in psychology whose purpose is to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship of the individual members in all fields, particularly in psychology, and to advance the science of psychology.

The annual convention gives students and professors from schools throughout the western region the chance to meet and share ideas. Over thirty major speakers presented at the WPA Convention, including renowned social psychologist and Chapman honorary doctorate recipient, Dr. Philip Zimbardo.

About WPA

The Western Psychological Association was founded in 1921 for the purpose of stimulating the exchange of scientific and professional ideas and, in so doing to enhance interest in the processes of research and scholarship in the behavioral sciences. Membership in the Western Psychological Association is open to both students and professionals who wish to support these goals and who would like to be a part of the network that we have created to further them.