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Psychology Department News

Psych Club holds cookie decorating event

On March 4th, about 15 members of the Psychology Club got together to decorate homemade cookies. Everyone had a good time being creative and eating the cookies when they were finished! 

Psych Club and the Mentoring Program hold Therapy Dog Night!

On December 3rd, about 65 students joined Dr. Nancy Gee for Therapy Dog Night. Pizza and drinks were provided and students were able to learn more about the benefits of human-animal interaction. Students also had the opportunity to enjoy the company of 3 dogs.

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!

Psych Reading Room Photo

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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