Psychological Science Night 2018

Psychological Science Night will be held on Friday, December 7 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM. This undergraduate psychology research conference allows students to present work they have completed in their Research Methods course, in an independent study, or as research assistants working with faculty. Please consider submitting your work for presentation. Stay tuned for more information and a submission link.

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

Two Students Awarded Travel Funds

The Department of Psychological Science has awarded two student research grants:

Michael K. Pelletier received funding to present his project, Increasing Composting on a College Campus (co-authored by Melanie Byrne), at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis & Therapy annual meeting.

Rachel Pilver received funding to present her project, Improving the Public Image of Psychology: Who Should Interventions Target?, at the New England Psychological Association annual meeting.

Volunteer Research Position at the Institute of Living (Hartford)

The Anxiety Disorders Center (the Institute of Living, Hartford Hospital) 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, cognitive behavioral therapy, psychophysiology, 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