Psi Chi Online Video Resources

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In the 90-year history of Psi Chi, its Board of Directors approved only one professional video to tell the story of the Society - “Psi Chi: Encouraging Excellence in Psychology”. This was a timely nine-minute video conceived, proposed, and produced by Vice President Nancy J. Karlin in 1998. Psi Chi mailed a copy of this VHS to all 1000 U.S. chapters, to use in their induction ceremonies, and in the promotion of Psi Chi and their chapter. This video is now on the Internet (1). Even 20 years later, this link continues to be useful for chapter installations, inductions and promotions. When Psi Chi chapters voted to go global in 2009, several experienced Psi Chi officers saw the importance of creating new video resources to more effectively and easily promote Psi Chi internationally, and they kindly stepped forward to contribute their time and expertise to create several diverse public service announcements (PSAs) for the Internet. One series of six two-minute PSAs was produced by videographer Matthew Schottenfeld in New York City, in the Fordham University Television Studio: A message to encourage chapter officers is offered by Jason Young and Mercedes McCormick (2), by Florence Denmark and Harold Takooshian (3), by Harold Takooshian alone (4), and in Spanish by Viany Orozco (5). International chapters are promoted by Mercedes McCormick and Harold Takooshian (6), and by Takooshian alone (7). Karlin’s nine-minute video was kindly and deftly translated into Russian by Alexey Sozinov of the Russian Academy of Sciences (8). At RUDN University, RUDN Television worked with Professors Elena Chebotareva and Irina Novikova to film the historic installation of the first chapter in Russia in October of 2013 (9), to inspire other Russian schools with no chapter. In Guatemala, Professor Maria del Pilar Grazioso’s talented team of students produced a five-minute introduction to Psi Chi in Spanish, to inspire other schools across Latin America (10). With cooperation from CNN, and funding from a Psi Chi Thelma Hunt Award to Amanda Vardi, a two-minute video advised Psi Chi and other students on the prudent use of credit cards to avoid student debt (11). With luck, chapters in other nations can also produce online resources in their own languages to promote Psi Chi activities in their region. List of videos 1. Karlin: http://youtu.be/gIKMZdNgumE [9 min.] 2. Young & McCormick: http://youtu.be/-sSYpEB6Y0Q [2 min.] 3. Denmark & Takooshian: http://youtu.be/peul2_xTaGs [2 min.] 4. Takooshian: http://youtu.be/n1NAV93Os8g [2 min] 5. Orozco: www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHu-lSRuHRQ [2 min., Spanish] 6. McCormick & Takooshian: http://youtu.be/0dvaTemoQQ8 [2 min.] 7. Takooshian: http://youtu.be/7KwXgyh0Rxg [2 min.] 8. Sozinov: http://youtu.be/1t63fKZ1OPY [9 min., Russian] 9. RUDN-TV: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggtdPVAPjJY [2 min., Russian] 10. Grazioso: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwRA-znCH64 [5 min., Spanish] 11. Credit: www.youtube.com/watch?v=O346iDn2hgo [2 min.]

Florence L. Denmark

Pace University

Author for correspondence.
Email: fdenmark@pace.edu
1 Pace Plz., New York, NY 10038, United States of America

Ph.D., Robert Scott Pace Professor of Psychology, is Professor at Pace University (New York, USA).

María del Pilar Grazioso

University of the Valley of Guatemala

Email: mpgderod@uvg.edu.gt
18 Ave., 11-95 Zona 15, Vista Hermosa III, Guatemala, 01015, Guatemala

Ph.D. in Psychology, is Professor of Psychology and Faculty Advisor of the IV Psi Chi Chapter at the University of the Valley of Guatemala since 2012 (Guatemala, Guatemala).

Mercedes A. McCormick

Pace University

Email: mmccormick2@pace.edu
1 Pace Plz., New York, NY 10038, United States of America

Ph.D., is Professor at Pace University (New York, USA).

Viany A. Orozco

Fordham University

Email: orozcoviany@hotmail.com
113 W. 60th St., New York, NY 10023, United States of America

MA, is a doctoral student and Past-President of the Fordham-LC Chapter of Psi Chi, Fordham University (New York, USA).

Matthew A. Schottenfeld

Fordham University

Email: schottenfeld@fordham.edu
113 W. 60th St., New York, NY 10023, United States of America

Television Production Manager, EIC-TV Television Studio, Fordham University (New York, USA).

Alexey A. Sozinov

Institute of Psychology, Russian Academy Sciences

Email: alesozinov@yandex.ru
13 Yaroslavskaya St., Moscow, 129366, Russian Federation

Ph.D. in Psychology, is Researcher at Institute of Psychology, RAS (Moscow, Russia).

Harold Takooshian

Fordham University

Email: takoosh@aol.com
113 W. 60th St., New York, NY 10023, United States of America

Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology, Urban Studies, and Organizational Leadership at Fordham University (New York, USA). He is Past-President of the APA Division of International Psychology (2003), and Past Officer and President of Psi Chi from 1993-2000. He was elected a Distinguished Member of Psi Beta and Psi Chi.

Amanda Vardi

Institute of Psychology, Russian Academy Sciences

Email: avardi88@aol.com
13 Yaroslavskaya St., Moscow, 129366, Russian Federation

Psi Chi Thelma Hunt Awardee, and now a Vice President of Fiduciary Trust Company International (New York, USA).

Jason R. Young

Fiduciary Trust Company International

Email: Jason.young@hunter.cuny.edu
280 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10017, United States of America

Ph.D., is Professor at Department of Psychology, Hunter College, City University of New York (New York, USA).

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