Psychology Department

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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


The Psychology Department is pleased to announce our award winners for the Spring 2018 semester:

Elizabeth Scarborough Award: Jaqlyn Colangelo, Lillian Dixon, and Kara Freise

Psychology Merit Award:  Jaqlyn Colangelo, Kara Freise, and Robert Phillips (Honorable mention: Alexandra Buchner)

Don Lehr Award for Excellence in Teaching: Jaqlyn Colangelo and Robert Phillips

Daniel C. Krawczyk Exemplary Award: Lillian Dixon (Honorable mention: Jaqlyn Colangelo)


Dr. Andrea Zevenbergen named a “Distinguished Teaching Professor”

The Psychology Department would like to congratulate Dr. Zevenbergen for being awarded the rank of “Distinguished Teaching Professor”. This rare honor is bestowed upon professors who show mastery of teaching and mentorship and show a strong commitment to the growth of their students. We are lucky to have her! To read the official SUNY write-up on her promotion (it's at the very bottom), please click here.

Now accepting applications for Psychology Internships! 

Are you interested in doing a Psychology internship this Fall semester? Internships can give you hands-on experience, help you make career decisions, and can make you a more competitive applicant for jobs and graduate school. You'll also earn college credit. The deadline for applying is Monday, April 30th. For more information on what internships are available, and how to apply, see our internship page!

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.

Psi Chi holds Resume Workshop

Psi Chi, the Honor Society in Psychology, sponsored a resume workshop, which was held on Wednesday April 4.  The workshop offered tips and tricks on how to construct resumes,  information specific to preparing a resume for positions in Psychology and other social sciences fields, as well how to add this type of information to graduate school applications!  Presenters were from the Career Development Office and the Psychology department.

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!

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