The Psychology Club

Psychology is quite an interesting topic which focuses on how your brain works, and why you make certain choices, etcetera. But to understand this and to help younger students who are not eligible for the seniors only Psychology class, this club was started. 

According to Ann Pember, the current club advisor and a teacher at Malden High School the main focus of the club is to “encourage, promote, and build a bigger understanding of psychology.” Reem Bouachra, the Vice President of the club also mentioned that the club was meant “to create a safe and fun environment where anyone can join in for a good time.”

During virtual learning, they will have virtual club meetings, once every few weeks. As well as learn and discuss some new topics, with fun activities, and maybe even be able to bring in outside speakers. 

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the club met each Wednesday for 45 minutes after school. They usually talked with one another forming relationships, and based on student interest they studied different psychological topics, each week. Sometimes they learned about the different parts of the brain and how they work. They also played kahoots, did projects, discussion, meditation, and mental health awareness.  

Club President Sarah Cristina Schneider mentioned why she believed this club was important to have “just knowing a small amount about the mind and the reasons why people do the things they do can really change a person's view of life.” Bouachra also mentioned that once you understand psychology “[you will] be able to respect and learn from others even more than before.”

If you would like to join the club, you can join the club’s google classroom page, the code is: sua3rsy, or you could email Ann Pember at


A previous version of this article incorrectly spelled Bouachra's last name. It has since been updated.

Hadjar Yousfi

Hadjar Yousfi is a freshman at Malden High. She was born on August 29, 2006 in Boston Mass General. She lived in Lynn until she was around two and moved to Malden about 12 years ago. As an eighth-grader going into freshman year, she found it quite terrifying knowing that classes would be a little harder. She is especially worried about math since she considers that subject one of her weaknesses. But in general, adjusting to a new school with older and new kids is frightening to her, since making new friends is not her prowess. Her passions are writing, reading, painting and drawing. She would consider her life growing up as "pretty relaxed and chill.” Since she grew up with both of her parents and siblings, Yousfi is bilingual and can speak both English and her native language which is Arabic. She is also from Algeria. As a young teenager, she does not really quite know what she wants to be in the future however she wants to include writing in her life.

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