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Psychology Department

Psychology Department News

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Dr. Jack Croxton, Chair
Message from the Chair ​​​​

Coffee Hour in the Reading Room

This semester the Psychology Department will have a coffee hour every other week during the semester! We will be meeting in the Psych Department Reading Room for coffee. Come meet other students and faculty during this dedicated time to connect, grab some coffee and a pastry!! Our next gathering will be Nov 7th from 10:30-11:30am. The dates for the rest of the term are listed below--hope to see you there!!

November 28th

December 12th

Students Enjoy Game Night!!

On September 17, about 35 students attended a game night which was co-sponsored by the Psychology Department Mentoring Program and Psychology Club. Students enjoyed pizza and drinks while they played games like Uno, Apples to Apples, and Psychology Jeopardy. Keep an eye on this page more fun events in the future!

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.

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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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.

Psychology Club goes to the Brain Museum in Buffalo

Last Fall, 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

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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