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.

Graduate School Fair

The following schools have confirmed their attendance:

  • American International College
  • Assumption College
  • Endicott College
  • Fairfield University
  • Fitchburg State University
  • Marist College
  • Sacred Heart University
  • Southern Connecticut State University
  • Springfield College
  • University of Bridgeport
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Hartford
  • University of Saint Joseph
  • Western New England University
  • Westfield State

Westfield State University Graduate Fair

Westfield State University will be hosting a Graduate Fair on Thursday, March 22 from 6:00 – 7:00 PM in Loughman Living Room, Scanlon Hall. Westfield offers many masters programs that may be of interest to psychology majors, including Applied Behavior Analysis, Counseling, and Social Work. At the Fair, you will be able to talk to faculty representatives of these programs and with Outreach Specialists about the application process. Attendance at this Fair entitles you to a waiver for the $50 application fee. If you wish to attend, please RSVP at http://gobacknow.com or contact an Outreach Specialist at (413) 572-8020 or wsucgce@westfield.ma.edu.

New Masters Program in Cognitive Neuroscience at CUNY Accepting Students for Fall 2018

The Graduate Center of the City University of New York has launched a new master’s program in cognitive neuroscience that is now accepting applicants for the Spring 2018 semester. Dr. Lanagan-Leitzel received the following information by email:

“Our M.S. in Cognitive Neuroscience is an affordable, 32-credit program designed for exceptional students with diverse backgrounds who wish to gain knowledge of the biological bases of cognitive functions, including perception, attention, memory, language, and decision making. Students will have opportunities to get involved with leading edge research in CUNY’s state-of-the-art facilities that house several electroencephalography (EEG) systems, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) units, transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) systems, a fast signal optical imaging system, and a new research-dedicated Siemens Prisma 3T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner at the Advanced Science Research Center.

Students in our program will learn the best ways to conduct research in cognitive neuroscience by collecting and analyzing data in addition to taking coursework that covers areas such as the neuroscience of consciousness, the neural basis of decision making, language acquisition, attention, and learning and memory. World-renowned cognitive neuroscientists who are doctoral-level faculty members from throughout CUNY teach our courses and lead research projects.

Our program helps students build a bridge between cognitive neuroscience and its applications in the fields that interest them, such as biotechnology, health care, medical imaging, social media, data science, forensics, and linguistics, to name a few.

We are located in midtown Manhattan, within easy reach of some of today’s most prestigious hospitals, largest tech companies, and most exciting startups. Students can learn more and apply online at http://www.gc.cuny.edu/cognitiveneuroscience.”

An information session will be held Wednesday, March 14th, between 4 and 6 PM. To reserve a spot for this information session, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ms-program-in-cognitive-neuroscience-info-session-tickets-42537842833. If you have any questions about the program, please contact the Director Tony Ro at tro@gc.cuny.edu or (212) 817-1815.

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

Assumption College Clinical Counseling Program

Are you considering an M.A. or C.A.G.S. in Clinical Counseling Psychology? Do you know someone who is? Assumption College is hosting an Information Session to learn how a graduate degree from Assumption can launch and advance careers.

Wednesday, September 13
5:30 p.m.
Assumption College, Carriage House
All attendees will receive an application fee waiver.

Register here.

Georgetown University M.S. in Integrative Neuroscience

Georgetown University is offering a new MS program in Integrative Neuroscience that is currently accepting applicants for Fall 2017.  They offer tracks in Research and Science Policy as described on our website http://neuro.georgetown.edu/ms_neuroscience.html.  You can also find more information in the attached brochure.  MS_Integrative Neuroscience

Mock GRE Sessions

Are you interested in applying to graduate school? Many graduate schools require taking the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), a standardized test. Eastern’s chapter of Psi Chi is hosting two mock GRE sessions to allow students to practice. These will be:

Wednesday, November 16 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM in Webb 307
Thursday, November 17 from 7:30 – 9:30 in Webb 206

The cost for this practice test is $5. Please bring exact change or a check written to “ECSU Psi Chi”.

Be sure to email Dr. Dracobly (dracoblyj@easternct.edu) to reserve your seat at one of these sessions!