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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Aug. 23, 2002 - Dr. Martha Zlokovich, associate professor of psychology at Southeast Missouri State University, has been elected national president of Psi Chi, the national honor society in psychology.

Zlokovich will be installed into the office of president-elect during the American Psychological Association (APA) Convention in Chicago this week. She will serve successive one-year terms as president-elect, president and past-president of the honor society.

Psi Chi, one of the largest and most successful honor societies in the world, as well as the largest psychological organization, currently has more than 1,000 chapters at accredited senior colleges and universities and has registered more than 422,000 lifetime members since the society was founded at Yale University in 1929. Psi Chi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is an affiliate of the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society.

Prior to her election as Psi Chi president-elect, Zlokovich served for two years on the Psi Chi National Council as the Midwestern regional vice president.

At Southeast, Zlokovich teaches a variety of psychology courses, including introductory psychology, child development, adolescent development and life-span development. In addition, she has served for one year as the director of the University's Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning.


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