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

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

Jean H. Thoresen ECSU-AAUP Scholarship

ECSU-AAUP is pleased to announce the Spring 2017 Jean H. Thoresen ECSU-AAUP Scholarship is now open.  The competitive scholarship supports ECSU undergraduate students conducting independent or collaborative research projects by assisting with the costs involved in completing one or more research or creative projects and/or presenting research at an academic conference.  See the attached document for more information.  Thoresen Brochure updated 01.17.17

Yale Splash

Splash is a program that brings students from grades 7-12 from all over the country to Yale’s campus for a day to learn from college students. Splash will take place on April 8th this spring, and we hope to include teachers from other colleges for the first time! Depending on interest, we may be able to provide transportation for students to come and teach a few classes throughout the day. Classes are generally one hour long, and can be about almost anything you think the students would find interesting. We have had classes about the science of baking cookies, Pokemon Go, organic chemistry, and everything in between. To get a sense of the vast variety of classes, check out this past catalog. We will even provide materials for you to make your class as interesting as possible for the students. If you are free on April 8th and at all interested in teaching, please fill out this form by February 1st. We will email you by February 10th to let you know about transportation and give you feedback on your class ideas. If this is something you really want to do, make sure to get your friends to sign up with you, since we won’t be able to provide transportation if not enough people sign up. If you have any questions, please email us at Yalesplash@gmail.com!

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!

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.

Volunteer Research Position in Psychology

Anxiety Disorders Center
The Institute of Living, Hartford Hospital

The Anxiety Disorders Center is seeking motivated, dependable undergraduate students to assist with research studies and database management. Students will be involved in research on anxiety disorders including hoarding disorder, panic disorder, cognitive behavioral therapy, and neuroimaging. Opportunities are available to attend research meetings, observe MRI sessions, and observe clinical intake assessments.

Responsibilities:
• Prepare and maintain study records
• Data entry using SPSS and Excel
• Literature review to gather research information
• Participant recruitment for studies

Requirements:
• Basic knowledge of psychology and research methodology
• Strong interpersonal, organizational, and analytical skills
• Psychology or Neuroscience major preferred
• Minimum GPA 3.0
• Minimum time commitment of 8-10 hours per week
• Experience using SPSS and Excel

Interested applicants, please email a cover letter and CV/resume to:
ADC.research@hhchealth.org.
Phone: 860.545.7391
Email: ADC.research@hhchealth.org
Website: https://instituteofliving.org/programs-services/anxiety-disorders-center