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Psychology Department

Psychology Department News

Congratulations to our newest Psi Chi inductees and department award recipients!

On Sunday, April 24, the department held its annual Psi Chi induction ceremony through Zoom. Student award winners were also announced. For the 2020-2021 academic year, the Merit Award recipients were Emily Cammarata and Bailey Goodspeed. The Elizabeth Scarborough Award was given to Emily Cammarata, Lynda Croft, and Bailey Goodspeed. The Donald Lehr Teaching Excellence Award winner was Bailey Goodspeed.

The Psi Chi inductees for Spring 2021 are: Stephanie R. Berta, Selena Brown, Mya Caldarelli-Troy, Gabrielle Carris, Kaci Carron, Shaye E. Cline, Marcella Colilli, Caitlan R. Dean, Julia M. Dole, Dana A. Duncan, Elizabeth A. Giglia, Erin Greenan, MaryClaire Haseley, Alexis L. Hernandez, Brianna Howard, Emily Lewicki, Nina Lewis, Joycelyn R. McCurdy, Tanique McLune, Jessie V. Meehan, Kennedy Nordby, Nevaeh Rivera-Maiorani, Savannah G. Rutkowski, Paige M. Rzepka, Kaylee M. Schiffman, Riley S. Torres, Sarah D. Vasconi, Henry Wang, and Emma Warden.

Looking for Summer Courses?

The Psychology Department will be offering many online classes this summer. Students can sign up for Foundations of Psychology (PSY 129), Research Methods (PSY 315), Cognitive Psychology (PSY 343), and/or Cognitive Neuroscience (PSY 361). There are also many options for Fredonia Foundations courses as well. For more information, visit the Summer Sessions website at: Summer Sessions | or speak with your advisor. 

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.

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 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

Check out the Psychology Club!

During the semester, 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.

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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