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

Psychology Summer Courses

Stay on Track to Complete Your Degree with Summer Courses

The following courses are being offered in the summer:

PSY 208 Psychology of Adolescence (online beginning June 1) meets the Developmental Course Requirement for any concentration
PSY 212 Lifespan Development (online beginning June 1) meets the Developmental Course Requirement for the General, Industrial Organizational, and Mental Health concentrations or as an elective in other concentrations
PSY 227 Behavioral Science Statistics (MW 3pm-9pm beginning June 4) is a required course
PSY 247 Research Methods I (MW 8am-2pm beginning June 4) is a required course and can be taken after PSY 227 Behavioral Science Statistics is passed with a minimum of a C and 9 credits in Psychology (excluding PSY 100 and PSY 101)
PSY 301 Abnormal Psychology (online beginning June 1) can be used to meet the requirements for any concentration
PSY 306 Cognitive Psychology (online, pending university approval beginning July 9) can be used to meet the requirements for any concentration except for Behavior Analysis
PSY 319 Human Sexuality (online beginning July 9) can be used to meet the requirements for the General, Behavior Analysis, or Mental Health concentrations or as an elective in the other concentrations
PSY 418 Physiological Psychology (TR 8am-12:15pm beginning July 9) can be used to meet the requirements of all of the concentrations or as an elective
PSY 435 Controversies in Child Psychology (MWF 9am-4:15pm June 4 – 16) can be used to the meet the requirements of the Developmental concentration or as an elective. PSY 227 Statistics and PSY 247 Methods I must have been taken and passed with a C or better.

Enrollment must reach a total of 10 students or the course may be cancelled.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact the professor.  You can also contact the Financial Aid Office to see if adjustments can be made to allow for you to use funds for summer courses.

Exit Exam for December 2017 Graduates

One of the requirements for graduation is taking the Psychology Exit Exam. If you are graduating in December 2017, and have not taken and passed this exam in the Spring 2017 semester, you will need to plan to attend one of the exit exam sessions. During this session, you will complete a national, standardized test with Psychology content. Students scoring below the 50th percentile (on national norms) will be required to complete a remedial exercise prior to commencement. Below are the dates for the exit exam this semester so that you can plan to attend one. Later in the semester, you will receive an email asking you to sign up for a session.

Exit Exam Dates
Monday 11/6 4:00pm
Thursday 11/9 7:00pm

Remedial Exercise Dates
Monday 11/27 4:00pm
Thursday 11/30 7:00pm

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Dr. Keyes.

Psychology Summer Courses

Stay on Track to Complete Your Degree with Summer Courses

The following courses are being offered in the summer:

PSY 247 Research Methods I (TR 8am-2pm) This is a required course and can be taken after PSY 227 Behavioral Science Statistics is passed with a minimum of a C and 9 credits in Psychology (excluding PSY 100 and PSY 101)
PSY 212 Lifespan Development meets the Developmental Course Requirement for the General and Industrial Organizational Concentration
PSY 303 Industrial Organizational can be used to meet the requirements of the General and Industrial Organizational Concentration or as an elective.
PSY 319 Human Sexuality can be used to meet the requirements for the General concentration or elective.
PSY 402 Current Research in Child Psychology is a required course in the General concentration and in the Child Concentration or as an elective.
PSY 418 Physiological Psychology can be used to meet the requirements of all of the concentrations or as an elective.
PSY 435 Controversies in Child Psychology can be used to the meet the requirements of the Child concentration or as an elective.  PSY 227 Statistics and PSY 247 Methods I must have been taken and passed with a C or better.

Enrollment must reach a total of 8 students or the course may be cancelled.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact the professor.  You can also contact the Financial Aid Office to see if adjustments can be made to allow for you to use funds for summer courses.

Spring Exit Exam Schedule

If you are a senior who will graduate in SPRING or SUMMER 2017, you MUST complete the exit exam this semester. This is a graduation requirement and CANNOT be waived.

The exit exam will consist of a national, standardized test with Psychology content. Students scoring below the 50th percentile (on national norms) will be required to complete a remedial exercise prior to commencement. Below are the scheduled dates so you can plan to attend one of them. Later in the semester, you will receive an email asking you to sign up for a session.
 
Exit Exam Dates
Monday 4/3 4:00pm
Monday 4/3 7:00pm
Tuesday 4/4 4:00pm
Tuesday 4/4 7:00pm
Wednesday 4/5 5:30pm
Wednesday 4/5 7:00pm
 
Remedial Exercise Dates
Monday 4/17 4:00pm
Monday 4/17 7:00pm
Tuesday 4/18 4:00pm
Tuesday 4/18 7:00pm
Wednesday 4/19 7:00pm

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Keyes at keyesme@easternct.edu.