PSY 460: Cross Cultural Well-Being and Relationships (O’ahu & Kaua’i)

Global Field Study for Spring 2017
PSY 460: Cross Cultural Well-Being and Relationships
O’ahu and Kaua’i, Hawaii
May 17 – 24, 2017

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Approximate cost: $3600 (Includes airfare, ground transportation, hotel, all breakfasts and some other meals, tours, gratuities, and entrance fees. Tuition included in Spring semester tuition bill. Optional trip to Kaua’i: $440.) Total cost of the trip will be less if more than 10 students enroll.

Seniors graduating in May: because this is a Spring 2017 class it will count toward your graduation requirements!

Please note that there is need based financial aid available to help cover the cost of the trip.

This course is 3 credit hours and will meet the requirement for one of the “Specialized Courses” toward a Psych Major or Minor.

If you are interested please contact Dr. Salters-Pedneault for more information.

Come Meet Our Alumni!

On October 27th at 5:30pm the psychology department will be hosting alumni from various disciplines to share with our current students their graduate school experiences and careers. We have confirmations from alumni with several different types of graduate degrees – Psy.D., MSW, LPC, and MFT, and with careers in Behavior Analysis and research. In addition, Dr. Daniel Heyanka, a Clinical Neuropsychologist from the Veteran’s Administration will talk about what he is doing now and how Eastern prepared him for his work. This is the first time we have held an event of this type and hope you can join us.

Assumption College Graduate Program Information Sessions

If you are a senior and thinking about applying to graduate school in an ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) or a Clinical Counseling program, Assumption College is offering informational sessions for both of their programs:

Applied Behavior Analysis Information Session
Monday, October 3, 5:00 p.m.
Assumption College, Carriage House
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Clinical Counseling Information Session
Wednesday, October 5, 5:30 p.m.
Assumption College, Carriage House
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Winter 2017

In just a couple of weeks, the schedule for Winter and Spring 2017 will be live. Wintersession courses are a great way to catch up if you are behind or work ahead if you want to finish your degree sooner. Below are a list of courses that the department is planning to offer this upcoming Winter semester.

Please note that this list is NOT guaranteed – the university will cancel classes due to low enrollment if there are too few students registered. Usually this is done one week prior to the start of the course. You should have a backup plan in case the course you want to take gets cancelled.

  • PSY 208 – Psychology of Adolescence
  • PSY 230 – Family Psychology
  • PSY 301 – Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY 309 – Attraction and Relationships
  • PSY 435 – Controversies in Child Psychology

Research Participation for PSY 100 & 247

If you are enrolled in PSY 100 or 247 and want to participate in research studies for your research component, the students enrolled in Methods II will be conducting their studies during the following times:

Monday, 10/24 (12 p.m to 7 p.m.)
Tuesday, 10/25 (8 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
Wednesday, 10/26 (12 p.m to 7 p.m.)
Thursday, 10/27 (8 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
Monday, 10/31 (8 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
Tuesday, 11/1 (12 p.m. to 7 p.m.)
Wednesday, 11/2 (8 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
Thursday, 11/3 (12 p.m. to 7 p.m.)

Remember also that the department has faculty and independent study student research – this research will most likely start earlier than October 24, so don’t wait to check out the research listings! Go to the department’s Experimetrix page ( to see the available studies. Make sure to register so that you can sign up to participate. More details to follow.

Psychology Endowed Scholarship Created

Donations are being accepted for a new psychology department scholarship. Once the scholarship is endowed, psychology majors with a GPA of 3.0 and financial need will be able to apply. The Dr. Leo Schneiderman Founder of Psychology Endowed Scholarship was initiated by members of the Psychology Department at Eastern. To donate, please visit

Leo Schneiderman


Dr. Leo Schneiderman became the first psychology faculty member at Eastern when he was hired in 1956. He was a clinical psychologist by training with a background in psychoanalysis. Prior to teaching, Leo worked as a clinical psychologist at the Galesburg State Research Hospital in Galesburg, IL and the VA Hospital in Lebanon, PA. He also served in the U.S. Army Air Force in 1945 – 1946. Leo taught numerous courses that represented his devotion to students and their intellectual advancement – developmental courses, clinical courses, American National Character (which was about the typical American personality), and Psychology of Literature, where students psychoanalyzed characters from literary works. Dr. Schneiderman received emeritus status in 2003 and passed away in 2011.

Psi Chi Inductees 2016

Congratulations to the newly-inducted members of Psi Chi (April 2016)

  • Erica Armes
  • Courtney Binkowski
  • Abigail Caselli
  • Sarah Coady
  • Matthew Collin
  • Megan Cordeau
  • Kaitlyn Doucette
  • Justin Duperry
  • Amber Dupont
  • Annaliisa Erickson
  • Raquel Estrella
  • Allyson Gyarfas
  • Nora Hanna
  • Brittany Hay
  • Liceth Hernandez
  • Emily Hogue
  • Jessica Hynds
  • Rachel Judson
  • Jillian Kelly
  • Marisa LaBrecque
  • Madison LaRusson
  • Kirsten Larson
  • Brieanne McAvoy
  • Morgan Maliff
  • Royce Manifold
  • Allison Marino
  • Alicia Maule
  • Lisa Mazzola
  • Kaitlyn Murphy
  • Karinna Nazario
  • Heather Nowak
  • Natalie Osman
  • Desiree Patrick
  • Taylor Pendergast
  • Rachel Pilver
  • Victoria Pisano
  • Mallory Papp
  • Melanie Ravo
  • Kaylei Roux
  • Alexandra Steel
  • Eri Szela
  • Ryan Wood
  • Mikayla Zagata

CSU Psychology Day 2016

Congratulations to the following psychology students and their faculty mentors who presented at the 19th Annual Connecticut State University Psychology Day at Southern Connecticut State University (May 2016):

  • Diana Santiago Agustin (Dr. Dracobly)
  • Kaylei Arcangel (Dr. Dracobly)
  • Jesse Bober (Dr. Jin)
  • Melanie Byrne & Royce Manifold (Dr. Jin)
  • Kailey Cassidy (Dr. Bachiochi)
  • Corrie Cirelli (Dr. Keyes)
  • Matthew Collin (Dr. Salters-Pedneault)
  • Annalisa Erickson (Dr. Dracobly)
  • Joseph Fazzino
  • Breanna Fortin (Dr. Salters-Pedneault)
  • Sonja Gagnon (Dr. Keyes)
  • Michelle Gluhosky (Dr. Keyes)
  • Jennifer Gumbulevich (Dr. Cousins)
  • Raquel Estrella (Dr. Salters-Pedneault)
  • Ally Johnson (Dr. Bachiochi)
  • Marisa LaBrecque (Dr. Salters-Pedneault)
  • Kyle Majewski (Dr. Keyes)
  • Solveig Millet (Dr. Danforth)
  • Daniel Mueller
  • Amanda Perreault (Dr. Bachiochi)
  • Stephanie Madden (Dr. Fugère)
  • Karinna Nazario (Dr. Cousins)
  • Michael Pelletier
  • Melanie Ravo (Dr. Dracobly)
  • Meaghan Rodgers (Dr. Danforth)
  • Kaylei Roux (Dr. Dracobly)
  • Kelsey Sanelli (Dr. Dracobly)
  • Rachel Scrivano (Dr. Salters-Pedneault)
  • Alexandra Steel (Dr. Bachiochi)
  • Jordan Viens, Jessica Hynds, and Ryan Wood (Dr. Dracobly)

You can see the titles of their projects as well as past presenters at