Spring 2019 Exit Exam Dates

If you are due to graduate in May 2019 and have not previously completed the exit exam, you will need to attend one of the exit exam sessions. These sessions are:

Monday, April 1 at 4:00 PM
Monday, April 1 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, April 2 at 4:00 PM
Tuesday, April 2 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, April 3 at 5:00 PM
Wednesday, April 3 at 7:00 PM

If you need to complete this exam this semester, you will receive an email later in the semester to sign up for one of these sessions. If you have any questions about the exit exam, please contact Dr. Keyes at keyesme@easternct.edu.

2018 Psychological Science Night

Join us for a celebration of student research!

Friday, December 7th, 2018
3:00 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.
Betty Tipton Room, ECSU

For information, visit:
There will be light refreshments, a poster session, and research presentations. Support your peers and learn more about the science of psychology from our advanced students!

Co-sponsors: ECSU Psych Club, the Department of Psychological Science
Contact Dr. Kristi Salters-Pedneault
(860) 465-0406

Mock GRE Test Sessions

Psi Chi is sponsoring mock GRE test sessions in Webb 314 on the following dates:
Tuesday, October 23 (6 PM – 9 PM)
Thursday, October 25 (6 PM – 9 PM)
Tuesday, November 13 (6 PM – 9 PM)
Thursday, November 15 (6 PM – 9 PM)

The cost is $5, which can be paid in advance or at the session. Proceeds go to the Richard Bronson Memorial Scholarship, offered to a graduating senior. To reserve your spot in a test session, email Malvina Pietrzykowski at pietrzykowskim@my.easternct.edu.

Spring 2018 Psychology Club Speakers and Events

The Psychology Club is hosting a number of different guest speakers and events for students this semester:

Psychology Club Meeting, Feb 15th, 6pm, Student Center 107, Guest Speaker: Taylor Barr, I.O. Psychology, Reducing Burn Out

Psychology Club Meeting, Feb 22nd, 6pm, Student Center 107, Guest Speaker: Blerim Rexhaj, Clinical Psychologist

Psychology Club Meeting, Mar 22nd, 6pm, Student Center 107, Guest Speaker: Steve Rumery, I.O. Psychology

Psychology Club Meeting, Mar 29th, 5pm, Student Center 107, UCONN Graduate School Panel

Apr 5th, 6-7pm, Betty Tipton Room, Psychology Grad School Fair

Apr 10th, 5-7pm, Student Center Theater, Movies for Mental Health: https://artwithimpact.org/event/eastern-connecticut-state-university-presents-movies-mental-health/

Spring 2018 Message from the Department

On behalf of the Department of Psychological Science, we want to welcome you to the Spring 2018 Semester. Throughout the coming academic year, we will be reaching out to you via your school email account. However, we will be relying primarily on our website to keep you up to date on news and events in the department (http://www.easternct.edu/psychology/blog-posts/).

The department is pleased to announce that we are now offering a concentration in Mental Health Counseling and the Child & Youth Concentration is now a Developmental Concentration. Remember that the concentrations are unique for the Bachelor’s Degree. If you have any interest in changing concentrations, you should pick up the form (outside of the Department Office) and meet with an advisor in that concentration (this information is on the department webpage).

We have several events planned for this semester. If you have met the requirements for Psi Chi, you will be receiving an invitation from a faculty member over the next 2 weeks.

We will be holding our first Psychology Graduate School Fair in the Betty Tipton Room on April 5th between 6-7pm. More details will be posted on our website as they become available.

On April 23rd we will hold our Honors Night in the Betty Tipton Room starting at 6pm. We will be inducting members into our chapter of Psi Chi, The International Honor Society in Psychology and recognizing students who have met the criteria for our departmental honors distinction.

On May 4th the CSU Psychology Day will be held at Central Connecticut State University. Students who have research they have completed should talk their faculty member about the possibility of presenting at this event.

For any students who will be graduating in May or August of 2018, the dates and times for the Exit Exam sessions (which is a graduation requirement for Psychology majors) are listed below. You will be receiving email notification to save the date very soon and later in the semester you will receive notification to sign up for a session. If you have any questions, email Dr. Keyes at keyesme@easternct.edu.

Monday 4/2 4:00-7:00pm
Monday 4/2 7:00-10:00pm
Tuesday 4/3 4:00-7:00pm
Tuesday 4/3 7:00-10:00pm
Wednesday 4/4 4:00-7:00pm
Wednesday 4/4 7:00-10:00pm

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.