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Psychology Department News

J-Term Courses Start Dec 21st

J-Term begins December 21st and offers many courses to help students stay on track and earn credits over winter break. The Psychology Department will be offering courses such as Foundations of Psychology, Research Methods, and Cognitive Neuroscience. Fredonia is also offering a 15% tuition incentive for undergraduates on J-term courses. There are also many offerings that will fulfill Fredonia Foundations requirements if you'd like to get ahead on those! To learn more, visit the J-Term website at

Department Debut: Life Clubs!

Students in the Department of Psychology are hosting "Life Clubs," which are small groups of students who get to know each other and support one another during the semester through Zoom.  The students share ideas, take part in activities, and perform random acts of kindness.

Registration for Spring 2021 is ongoing 

The academic advising period ended on Friday, November 6th, and registration for Spring courses is in full swing! You should have already met with your advisor and been released to register. Keep in touch with your advisor if you failed to get into the courses you wanted/needed to stay on track for graduation. Keep checking Degree Works for other requirements that you may be able to fulfill if your top choices are now closed. 

Information on Applying to Graduate School Available

Dr. Zevenbergen, Dr. McFall, and Caity DiBattista (Psychology B.A., Fredonia class of 2020), talked to students on October 29 about the nuts-and-bolts of applying to graduate programs in Psychology and related fields.  Topics included choosing best-fit programs, taking the GRE, writing a personal statement and resume, requesting letters of recommendation, and interviewing.  If you would like a copy of the recording from the Zoom session, please contact Dr. Zevenbergen at 

Check out the Psychology Club!

The Psychology Club meets on Monday evenings via Zoom at 7:00 PM.  To get the Zoom link, and/or to be added to the club's email list-serv, please email Natalie Hansen, the club Secretary at You can also learn more information about the club by checking out the Psychology Club webpage.

Check out the Learning Center for Online Tutoring!

For over 40 years, the Learning Center and Tutoring Services at Fredonia has been used by a large number of students. The Learning Center has a wide variety of student tutors, offering assistance in 18 disciplines including Psychology. The Psychology tutors can provide help for many courses in the department, especially Statistics (PSY 200) and Research Methods (PSY 315). For the Fall 2020 semester, Tutoring Services is online via Zoom. Zoom allows students to utilize one-on-one Breakout Rooms, ensuring that students will still have a confidential tutoring session! This program has been very successful, and students who utilize Tutoring Services consistently report feeling more confident and indicate that they have learned new strategies or skills and have a better understanding of course material after working with a tutor. Here is the link to the tutoring schedule, and the Zoom link for tutoring sessions: academics/tutoring-services/ drop-tutoring-schedule

Counseling Center providing free online counseling

The Counseling Center at Fredonia is providing free, confidential tele-mental health counseling through Zoom for all Fredonia students. You can access these services through your smart phone, tablet or computer. To make an appointment, visit the Counseling Center website at:  Their website also has self-help resources for emotional wellness.

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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