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Psychology Department Handbook

For a detailed description of the department and the Psychology majors and minors at The State University of New York at Fredonia, please see our student handbook.

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Psychology Department News

Informational Session:  Careers in Psychology!

The Career Development Office and faculty members in Psychology will be speakers at a informational session about various careers in Psychology.  Interested in learning the difference between clinical and counseling psychology?  How about the roles of school psychologists vs. school counselors?  Maybe you are interested in the field of organizational psychology?  The event will be held on Wednesday, March 21, from 7-8 PM, in Fenton 154.  This event is sponsored by the Fredonia chapter of Psi Chi, the international honor society for Psychology. 

Psychology Department holds film night & panel discussion

The Psychology Department sponsored an event, "Mental Health & The Criminal Justice System" on Wednesday, March 7th. About 150 students and members of the community watched a documentary on the lives of inmates with mental illness, followed by a discussion and Q&A session with a panel of experts. The panel featured faculty members from Psychology and Criminal Justice as well as employees and case workers from Chautauqua County. The event was a success and prompted great discussion! To read the write-up of the event in the Dunkirk Observer, click here.

Department Newsletter

The Department is bringing back a feature which has been popular with alumni and students with the reintroduction of the  Department Newsletter on the website. Look here for the latest information on alumni and current students' accomplishments and awards, as well as reports on faculty and Department activities. Click here to access a copy!

Interested in Doing an Independent Study in Psychology?

Students who are interested in working with a faculty member on a research project are encouraged to check out the individual faculty webpages to learn about the specific research interests of each of the department faculty members.  Students may receive 1-3 credits of PSY 489 per semester for their work on a research project.  Contact individual faculty members by e-mail or stop by their office hours to inquire about working with them on a project for the Fall 2018 semester, or the 2018-2019 academic year.


The Psychology Department is pleased to announce our award winners for the Fall 2017 semester:

Elizabeth Scarborough Award: Alexandra Buchner & Colleen White

Psychology Merit Award: Ernesto Mercado Irizarry & Colleen White

Psychology Club is again offering office hours!

Student members of the Psychology Club will be holding office hours in the Zarlock Reading Room! Any student (from any major) who has questions about Psychology, or who just wants to chat, can drop by.

Jared: Monday 11:00am-12:00pm

Nicole: Monday 11:00am-12:00pm

Lexi: Wednesday 11:00am-12:00pm

Bob: Wednesday 12:00pm-1:00pm

Alex: Friday 11:00am-12:00pm

Mackenzie: Friday 1:00pm-2:00pm


Psychology Club goes to the Brain Museum in Buffalo

On October 15, students from Psychology Club went to the Brain Museum at the University at Buffalo (also known as the Museum of Neuroanatomy)!  It was a fascinating trip -- a great break from on-campus studies!  The Club will be visiting again in future semesters.  For more information, check out the link at:

Psych Club at the Brain Museum

Collaborative Learning Environment!

The Zarlock Reading Room (Thompson Hall W338) in the Psychology department is designed to be a great place to study in between classes!  The couch is modular and can be arranged to fit your needs. Come work in a great space that is perfect for quiet studying, as well as group projects. The room is always open for you to use.  To sign out the Reading Room for a specific event, please go to the Psych Dept office and see Donna!

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Psychology Department

W357 Thompson Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3129