Department News

TENTATIVE 2016/17 Course Schedule for Psychology

This grid should be considered as a TENTATIVE schedule only, adjustments may be made due to changes in staffing situations.For the most up-to-date information, please refer to the psychology website. This is Version 1, accurate as of 5/13/2016.

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Inaugural Psychology ReUnion Event

You’re invited to our Inaugural Psychology ReUnion mixer.

This is for Senior PSY majors, PSY ID majors & Alumni only.

Come mingle with your Psychology Professors and our Senior PSY & PSY ID majors & Alumni.

We hope you all will attend, and come back to this event in the future, as we grow it each year.

This will be held in the Psychology department from 3 – 5 pm on Friday, May 20th.
Hot & cold hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.

Please RSVP to Christine Mennillo at mennillc@union.edu if you plan to attend.

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Interested in writing a PSY or NS thesis?

Interested in writing a PSY or NS thesis?

Interested in writing a PSY or NS thesis?
Come to our Thesis Informational Meeting

Thursday, March 3 at 12:50 pm in Bailey 312

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Summer Research Fellowships – Applications Being Accepted NOW!

Psychology Professor, Carol Weisse, has received 2 grants to support students interested in spending their summer providing end of life care while doing community based research. One grant will fund 4 Union students for 8 weeks to go to the Joan Nicole Prince Home in Scotia. The other grant is a NY6 Upstate Global Collective that will fund 2 students to go to Gateway House of Peace in Ballston Spa. All students will complete an on-line curriculum that Professor Weisse developed in Palliative Care in addition to providing care to terminally ill residents and conducting agency-driven research....

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First Speaker of the 2016 Winter Term

First Speaker of the 2016 Winter Term

The Union College Psychology Department Speaker Series and Honors Colloquium welcomes you to our first speaker for the Winter term.

Our speaker will be D. Catherine Walker, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology, Union College.

Professor Walker’s talk is entitled “Reflections on Mirror Use: Addressing Critical Body Checking in the Treatment of eating Disorders”.

Talk ​is Thursday, January 21, from 12:45 – 1:50 pm in Everest Lounge. Pizza and refreshments will be provided.

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THE UNION COLLEGE DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY invites applications for a three-year Visiting Assistant Professor position, beginning September 2016.

THE UNION COLLEGE DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY invites applications for a three-year Visiting Assistant Professor position, beginning September 2016.

THE UNION COLLEGE DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY invites applications for a three-year Visiting Assistant Professor position, beginning September 2016. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach (1) our research methods course with labs, and (2) courses in the candidate’s area of interest, possibly to include a subset of personality psychology, gender roles, social psychology, attention and memory, and sensation and perception.

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What might you do after Union? How about graduate school? Come to our Clinical Psych Chat on TUESDAY, November 17, @ 12:50 pm in Bailey 312 Pizza & Refreshments will be served!

What might you do after Union?  How about graduate school? Come to our Clinical Psych Chat on TUESDAY, November 17, @ 12:50 pm in Bailey 312 Pizza & Refreshments will be served!

CLINICAL PSYCH CHAT What might you do after Union? How about graduate school? TUESDAY, November 17, @ 12:50 pm in Bailey 312 Pizza & Refreshments will be served! All years invited:  first-year to seniors – not too early to plan ahead… What career paths are you considering? Thinking about going to graduate school? How can you prepare? What does it take to “get in”? We will review important aspects of a good graduate application: * Knowing yourself – via coursework, internships, research… * Choosing your target degree (PhD? PsyD? MS? MSW?) … * Narrowing down your target schools * Planning...

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The Psychology Department welcomes you to our final speaker of the Fall term on Nov. 12th during common lunch in Everest Lounge.

The Psychology Department welcomes you to our final speaker of the Fall term on Nov. 12th during common lunch in Everest Lounge.

We welcome you to our final speaker of the Fall 2015 term, Kristian Braekkan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Economics and Management at Gustavus Adolphus College, Saint Peter, Minnesota. His lecture will be held on Thursday, November 12, from 12:45 – 1:50 pm in KARP 005 (note new location). Lunch & refreshments will be served.

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The Psychology Department welcomes you to our 3rd speaker of the Fall term on Oct. 29th during common lunch in Everest Lounge.

The Psychology Department welcomes you to our 3rd speaker of the Fall term on Oct. 29th during common lunch in Everest Lounge.

We welcome you to our third speaker of the Fall 2015 term, Kenneth Norman, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology at Princeton University. His lecture will be held on Thursday, October 29, from 12:45 – 1:50 pm in Everest Lounge (Hale House). Lunch & refreshments will be served.

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Winter 2016 pre-registration information

Some brief information for you as you start your Winter 2016 pre-registration process!

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Neuropsychology Talk ~ Dr. Anthony Ritaccio, Director of the Epilepsy and Human Brain Mapping Program and the Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory @ Albany Medical Center

Neuropsychology Talk

October 8th from 11 – 12 in Butterfield 325

Dr. Anthony Ritaccio
Director of the Epilepsy and Human Brain Mapping Program
Director of the Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory at Albany Medical Center

please RSVP to: andersoc@union.edu to confirm attendance as space is limited​!​

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Second Speaker of the Fall ’15 Term

Second Speaker of the Fall ’15 Term

We welcome you to our second speaker of the Fall 2015 term, Jose Duarte, Ph.D., Department of Psychology at Arizona State University. His lecture will be held on Thursday, October 8, from 12:45 – 1:50 pm in Everest Lounge (Hale House). Lunch & refreshments will be served.

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CLINICAL PSYCH CHAT ~ Considering a clinical career?

CLINICAL PSYCH CHAT ~ Considering a clinical career?

Considering a clinical career?

… perhaps a “helping profession” such as: psychologist, therapist, social worker, psychiatrist, counselor, or neuropsychologist?

THURSDAY October 1, 2015 @ 12:50 pm in Bailey 312

Lunch & refreshments will be provided.

All years invited: first-year to seniors – not too early to plan ahead…

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First Speaker of the Fall ’15 Term

First Speaker of the Fall ’15 Term

We welcome you to our first speaker of the Fall 2015 term, Coren Apicella, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychology at The University of Pennsylvania. Her lecture will be held on Thursday, September 24, from 12:45 – 1:50 pm in Everest Lounge (Hale House). Lunch & refreshments will be served.

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2015 – 2016 Psychology Department Speaker Series

2015 – 2016 Psychology Department Speaker Series

We welcome you to our final speaker of the Spring 2016 term, Evan Apfelbaum, Ph.D. (Tufts U.; B.S. Union College ‘02), Assistant Professor of Organizational Studies, Sloan School of Management, MIT. His lecture will be held on Tuesday, May 24 from 12:45 – 1:50 pm in KARP 105. Lunch and refreshments will be served.

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Interested in Research Opportunities in Psychology or Neuroscience?

Interested in Research Opportunities in Psychology or Neuroscience?

Interested in Research Opportunities in Psychology or Neuroscience?

Come to our informational meeting about Research Practicum, Independent Study/Research and Senior Thesis.

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Clinical Psych Chat ~ October 30 @ 12:55 in Bailey 312

Clinical Psych Chat ~ October 30 @ 12:55 in Bailey 312

CLINICAL PSYCH CHAT
What might you do after Union?

How about graduate school?

THURSDAY, October 30, 2014 @ 12:55 pm in Bailey 312

Lunch & Refreshments will be served!

All years invited: first-year to seniors – not too early to plan ahead…

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2014 – 2015 Psychology Department Speaker Series

2014 – 2015 Psychology Department Speaker Series

We welcome you to our first speaker of the Spring 2015 term, Stephanie Block, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychology at UMASS Lowell. Her lecture will be held on Thursday, May 7, from 12:45 – 1:50 pm in Everest Lounge (Hale House). Lunch & refreshments will be served.

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Lunchtime discussion with returning Minerva Fellow & Psychology major, Ariel Blum ’13.

Lunchtime discussion with returning Minerva Fellow & Psychology major, Ariel Blum ’13.

“Comparing Children in Cambodia and the United States” Hear about Ariel Blum’s year teaching in Cambodia. Join us on Tuesday, May 20, in Bailey 306 from 12:50-1:50. Pizza will be served.

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PSY & NS Thesis Informational Meeting

PSY & NS Thesis Informational Meeting

The PSY & NS departments are holding an informational meeting for juniors considering doing a thesis next year. Stop by to find out what the process is and to get any of your questions answered by the thesis advisors. This meeting is being held in Bailey 312 on Monday, May 5 during common lunch. Pizza and refreshments will be served. We hope to see you all there.

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2013 – 2014 Psychology Department Speaker Series

2013 – 2014 Psychology Department Speaker Series

We welcome you to our next speaker, Jonathon Schuldt, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychology, Cornell University. His lecture will be held on May 15, from 12:45 – 1:50 PM in Everest Lounge (Hale House). Pizza from Home Style Pizzeria & refreshments will be served.

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Psychology Department Speaker Series 2012–2013

Psychology Department Speaker Series  2012–2013

Psychology Department Speaker Series 2012–2013

Thank you to everyone who attended our speaker series this past academic year. We appreciate your time.

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