Fall 2017 Events

Put these on your calendar now; more details will follow in later posts!

Psychology Club will be meeting in the Student Center on Mondays at 3:00 – 4:00 PM.

We will be holding an Alumni Event in the Betty Tipton Room on November 14 from 5:00 to 9:00 PM. This is an opportunity to have students meet with our Alumni from various disciplines about graduate school and current work. Last year we had over 20 alumni return from I/O, BA, Clinicians and researchers. This year our speaker will be from Industrial Organizational Psychology.

Our annual Psychological Science event will be held on November 27 from 3:00 – 4:30 PM. As in the past, this event will feature presentations of research from our majors, including a poster and oral session.

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 http://www.easternct.edu/development/psychology-scholarship/.

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.

Fall 2016 is here!

Welcome back to the start of another year! We hope that you had a very relaxing and enjoyable summer. If you have any questions about your courses or need guidance on which psychology courses are best for your career goals, contact your faculty advisor. The office hours of most faculty for the Fall are already listed at http://www.easternct.edu/psychology/faculty/ and the ones that aren’t currently listed will be posted as soon as possible.

Mark your calendars now! The annual Psychological Science Night is scheduled for Friday, December 9th, 2016 from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM in the Betty Tipton Room (Student Center). Within a couple of weeks, the webpage will be updated and the submission link posted. Start planning now if you are in Research Methods II or are completing an individual research project or even a project for class. This is a wonderful opportunity to get presentation experience that looks good to employers and graduate schools.