Developmental Psychology Student Organization

Members of the Developmental Psychology Student Organization participating in recent events, including making tie blankets for Project Linus and their fall kick-off meeting

The Developmental Psychology Student Organization (DPSO) provides undergraduate students who are interested in developmental psychology with volunteer opportunities, mentorships, and social events. DPSO is run by passionate volunteer student officers.

Last year’s events included:

  • A graduate student panel
  • Directed research night
  • Guest presentations from working professionals
  • Volunteer events at the Ronald McDonald House and People Serving People
  • Tie blanket craft night for Project Linus

DPSO board

DPSO is run by a board of student volunteers who serve as officers for the group.

Sydney Cheung

Sydney Cheung
Co-President

Sophie Richardson

Sophie Richardson
Co-President

Sarah Peksa

Sarah Peksa
Communications Vice President

Summer Abouhasira

Summer Abouhasira
Marketing Vice President

Julia Kaiser

Julia Kaiser
Social Action Vice President

Morgan Lovy

Morgan Lovy
Administrative Vice President

Become a member

Anyone interested in developmental psychology or the betterment of children is welcome and encouraged to become a member. You don't need to be a developmental psychology major or minor to join. Everyone is welcome!

If you would like to join DPSO, please fill out this form, and we'll add you to our email list. Once you're a part of our listserv, you'll receive emails regarding upcoming events and volunteer opportunities.

We hope you will consider joining us!

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We're driven to make a difference

Courtney Engholm
How would I describe my experience at ICD? From meeting with our academic advisor to attending Developmental Psychology Student Organization meetings, I can say that I have enjoyed every part of it.

Courtney Engholm
B.A. Developmental Psychology
DPSO Officer