Psychology pupil receives McNair Book Scholarship – Information
Lindsay Chassay, a first-year graduate of the Master’s degree in clinical counseling psychology, received the McNair scholarship.
Chassay is originally from Kansas City, KS, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Kansas State University. At first she thought about a few different majors before realizing that psychology was the path of study for her.
“I took some psychology classes and fell in love with people’s behavior. how people say one thing and do another; and how behavior can be predicted in so many ways. I also knew that I wanted to have direct experiences with people and found myself interested in advising people and offering services. The psychology of clinical counseling has been a good middle ground for my clinical and counseling interests. “
Chassay’s research will focus on incarcerated individuals’ mental health outcomes, fuzzy targets, color blindness, and stigma. After completing her master’s degree, she plans to apply for doctoral programs in forensic and clinical psychology and to take time off to travel.
Lindsay Chassay, first year clinical counseling psychology student
The McNair Book Grant assists underrepresented PhD students in purchasing the textbooks required to successfully complete graduate courses. One of the prerequisites for this reward is that the student has participated in a Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program as a student.