ADVISING

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Note: If you want to declare a major, you must first speak to a faculty advisor or peer advisor.

Anyone seeking advisement needs to FIRST ensure they have access to their CUNYFirst account. If you find you cannot access CUNYFirst, please call the ITS Help Desk at (718) 997-4444 to gain access. Once access to CUNYFirst is obtained, students may THEN come to the Psychology office for advisement.

Spring 2019 Semester Faculty Advising schedule:

Dr. D’Ateno:  Mondays, 2:00PM-4:00PM | Office: SB-A320
Dr. Ackerman: Wednesdays 12:30PM-2:30PM | Office: SB-D306
Dr. Pagano: Wednesdays 12PM-1PM & Thursdays 12:30PM-1:30PM | Office SB-A306
Dr. Barahmand: Mondays 4:30PM-5:30PM & Thursdays 8AM-9AM | Office: SB-D302
Dr. Jessel: Tuesdays 2:00PM-4:00PM | Office: Rz 215

Peer advisors are available while classes are in session.

Spring 2019 semester Peer Advising schedule:

Advisor

Monday Advisor
10AM-10:30AM Esther
12PM-12:45PM Angela
1PM-1:15PM Esther
2PM-3:45PM Andrew
Tuesday  Advisor 
10AM-10:45PM Alex
11AM-12:45PM Ben
2PM-2:45PM Angela
Wednesday Advisor
10AM-11:45PM Melanie
12PM-12:45PM Esther
1PM-2:45PM Julia
Thursday Advisor 
9AM-10:45AM Samantha
11AM-11:45AM Alex
1PM-2:45PM Santino
Friday Advisor 
No Advising

 

 

16th Annual Neuropsychology Research Day

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16th  Annual Neuropsychology Research Day at Queens College, CUNY

KEYNOTE ADDRESS:

“Mechanisms of Threat Control”

Elizabeth A. Phelps, Ph.D.
Julius Silver Professor of Psychology and Neural Science, NYU

DATE: FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2019
TIME: Keynote Address: 1:00PM-2:00PM
Conference: 10:00AM-5:00PM
15-minute Neuropsychology/Neuroscience talks
Break for lunch 12PM-1PM

VENUE: Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd, Flushing, NY 11367
Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library, Auditorium, Room 230 (ground floor)

Free and open to the public

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Abstract 

Animal models of associative threat learning provide a basis for understanding human fears and anxiety. Building on research from animal models, we explore a range of means maladaptive defensive responses can be diminished in humans. Extinction and emotion regulation, techniques adapted in cognitive behavioral therapy, can be used to control learned defensive responses via inhibitory signals from the ventromedial prefrontal cortex to the amygdala. One drawback of these techniques is that these responses are only inhibited and can return, with one factor being stress. Dr. Phelps will review research examining the lasting control of maladaptive defensive responses by targeting memory reconsolidation and present evidence suggesting that the behavioral interference of reconsolidation in humans diminishes involvement of the prefrontal cortex inhibitory circuitry, although there are limitations to its efficacy. She will also describe two novel behavioral techniques that might result in a more lasting fear reduction, the first by providing control over stressor and the second by substituting a novel, neutral cue for the aversive unconditioned stimulus.

About the Speaker

Elizabeth A. Phelps, PhD, received her doctorate from Princeton University in 1989, was a faculty member at Yale University and moved to New York University in 1999 where she is currently the Julius Silver Professor of Psychology and Neural Science. Dr. Phelps is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Among her many awards is the 21st Century Scientist Award from the James S. McDonnell Foundation as well as a Distinguished Teacher Award. Dr. Phelps was the President of the Society for Neuroeconomics, the Association for Psychological Science, the Society for Social and Affective Neuroscience, and served as the editor of the journal Emotion.

Dr. Phelps is a global leader in research in the interactions between the cognitive neuroscience of emotion, learning and memory. Her primary focus has been to understand how human learning and memory are changed by emotion and to investigate the neural systems mediating their interactions. This has led to work on emotion/memory and perception, attention, social behavior, decision making, and economics.  https://www.psych.nyu.edu/phelpslab/

Neuropsychology Research Day

Queens College of The City University of New York hosts an annual Neuropsychology Research conference, which provides a forum for students and faculty to present their latest and most exciting research, and fosters collaborations across laboratories.

Talks will start at 10:00AM and run throughout the day with a lunch break from 12:00-1:00.  The KEYNOTE ADDRESS will be 1:00-2:00.  Each talk is about 15 minutes, presented by graduate students and faculty in field of Neuropsychology and Neuroscience.  Come for all or part of the event.

All are welcome. Undergraduates and Master’s students interested in Neuropsychology and Neuroscience research at Queens College are particularly encouraged to attend.  The conference is free and open to the public; no registration necessary.

For more information, please contact Dr. Carolyn Pytte:  Carolyn.pytte@qc.cuny.edu

Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library location

Queens College campus: 65-30 Kissena Boulevard, Flushing NY, 11367

 

Past Research Day Programs:

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2018 2019

ABA Presents Panel of Professionals

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THE QUEENS COLLEGE CENTER FOR AUTISM AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES EVIDENCE BASED SERVICES PRESENTS

Panel of Professionals

on What can YOU do as a Behavior Analyst

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 19
5:00PM-6:00PM
QUEENS COLLEGE, SCIENCE BUILDING, ROOM E308

PANEL SPEAKERS:
Joshua Jessel, PhD, BCBA-D | Assistant Professor at Queens College

Mike Marroquin Ph.D, BCBA, LBA | Consultant for families and school districts in Nassau County NY

Lauren Kryzak, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA | Vice President of Clinical Operations – ABA Agency

Jennifer Morrison-Diallo, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA | Assistant Director of Hospitals-NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County

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STATISTICS (PSYCH 107.3 and 107.1) TUTORING – Spring 2019

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Tutoring is available when classes are in session during the Spring and Fall semesters in the Science Building, room E322.

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
Kiren

9:30AM-10:30AM

Kristen

10AM-12PM

Kiren

9:30AM-10:30AM

Nicole

9AM-11AM

Tracey

9AM-1PM

Yasmine

12:10PM-1:10PM

Amanda

1PM-2:30PM

Marisa

11AM-12PM

Yasmine

1:30PM-2:30PM

Marisa

1PM-6PM

Bella

12:15PM-2:15PM

Mat

1PM-3PM

Alana

12PM-1PM

Amanda

2PM-3PM

Andrew

1PM-3PM

Bella

3PM-5PM

Jameela

12:15PM-2:15PM

Mat

3PM-5PM

Delane

4PM-6PM

Amanda

2PM-3:30PM

Alana

3PM-4PM

Tutoring is free, and no appointment is needed.

Peer tutoring will begin on Monday, February 4, and end on Tuesday, May 14.
There will be a limited tutoring schedule during Finals’ week.
Please note:  Tutoring is closed on holidays and on days when no classes are scheduled.

 

APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS AT QUEENS COLLEGE

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APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS AT QUEENS COLLEGE

Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is a science of human behavior based on the psychology of how people and animals learn. Behavior Analysts use ABA strategies to teach individuals with autism and developmental disabilities, among others, important life skills.

At Queens College, we have a Master of Arts program and an Advanced Certificate Program (for those who already have an MA/MS) in ABA. By enrolling in one of our programs, you can become a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and a Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA) in the State of New York.

Advance your career in ABA at Queens College! After completing our Masters/Advanced Certificate program in ABA, and the requirements from NYS and the Behavior Analytic Certification Board (BACB), you can become a BCBA and an LBA in New York!

At Queens College, we provide:

Opportunities to gain experience working with a team of faculty who have expertise in the areas of autism, developmental disabilities, problem behavior, and parent and staff training.

A comprehensive curriculum that includes coursework in the applied, experimental, and practical application of behavior analysis.

A course sequence that is approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board.

Fellowship placements at Queens College through our new on-campus Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities Evidence-Based Services (QC ACES), or across a number of partnering agencies and school sites that allow you to gain hands-on supervised experience from Board Certified Behavior Analysts and Licensed Behavior Analysts.

Opportunities to conduct research and make conference presentations with guidance from experts in the field.

CONTACT INFORMATION:ABA@qc.cuny.edu • Phone: 718-997-3200

Learn more at aba.qc.cuny.edu

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Need 1 credit to complete the Psychology Major or Minor?

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Need 1 credit to complete the Psychology Major or Minor?

Enroll in a new, 1-credit Psychology course for Spring 2019 

PSY 281.1 (1 credit) – Ethical Issues in Psychology (K. Mangiapanello – instructor)

This one-credit, seminar-style course will expose undergraduate students to ethical issues that arise in the field of Psychology. Students will explore the APA code of ethics with respect to both clinical and research dilemmas with emphasis placed on ethical problems in research applications. Students will read and discuss classic studies that highlight questionable ethical practices in research settings (e.g., Milgram, Zimbardo, etc.).  Learning outcomes will be evaluated through class participation, group activities, written assignments, quizzes and a final examination.

The course is a “zero-cost” class in terms of books/materials as all required material will be provided by the instructor.

Enrollment is restricted to

Psychology majors and minors

with Junior or Senior class standing

Class meets: Thursday, 2:15 to 3:05 PM

Contact Dr. Mangiapanello to enroll:  Kathleen.Mangiapanello@qc.cuny.edu

NEW COURSE NUMBERS FOR PSYCHOLOGY 107 (Statistical Methods)

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New Policy Change for Psychology, as of Spring 2018

NEW COURSE NUMBERS FOR PSYCHOLOGY 107 (Statistical Methods)

Students must enroll in Psych 1073 Lecture AND Psych 1071 Lab.

These are listed as separate courses in CUNYFirst. Be sure to enroll in both.

Psych Majors are required to earn a minimum grade of C in both.

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers:

For Students who already took Psych 107:

  • If you already have a C or better grade in Psych 107:
    • Do not take Psych 1073 & 1071.  This would be considered a “repeat” because you already have credit for the lecture and laboratory course.
  • If you did not earn the minimum grade of C:
    • Psychology Majors are required to earn a C or better in Statistical Methods before taking Psych 213W Experimental
    • Because of the course number change, you must repeat Psych 107 by taking both Psych 1073 AND Psych 1071.

*If you have taken either Psychology 107.1 or 107.3 and did not earn the minimum grade of C, you would need to repeat that course number to get the C grade before you could go on to Psych 213W.

How do I enroll in Psych 1073 and Psych 1071?

Search for the new course numbers on CUNYfirst and add both lecture and lab sections to your “shopping cart”.  The classes are co-requisites (must be taken together), so you need to enroll in both simultaneously. CUNYFirst will not permit registration unless both courses are in the cart.

Psychology Department Registration for Spring & Summer 2019

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PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT REGISTRATION

Special Group Registration for Spring & Summer 2019 begins on November 1, 2018.

If you are part of the following groups, please contact your respective advisors for registration information:   Macaulay Honors College, Honors and Scholarships, SEEK, HMNS, Athletics, Special Services, Student Ambassadors, and Student Leaders.  

Please keep in mind that limited seats are available November 1 – November 2 for special groups.

See your Advisor for important restrictions on 213W and Advanced Experimental (311-321).

All other Psych students:  Additional seats will be added to all courses on November 6.  Please register via CUNYFirst during the regular registration period, following the schedule below:

Academic Level Credits

(Earned + In progress)

Registration Date

(check the time on CF)

Matriculated Graduate

& Veteran Students

Monday, November 5
Seniors 90-120+ Tuesday, November 6
Juniors & 2nd Degree 60 –89.9 Wednesday, November 7
Sophomore 30-59.9 Thursday, November 8
Freshman 0–29.9 Friday, November 9
New Freshman & Transfers Monday, November 12
All Non-degree students

(Grad & Undergrad)

                   Monday,

November 26

Senior Citizen Auditors Monday, January 21

Students register according to their academic level. The academic level is determined by the number of credits earned plus the number of credits attempted during the current semester.

In order to register, you must:

1)   Check your Student Center on CUNYfirst for your exact registration date and time for Spring 2019

2)   If you do not have an appointment date listed for Spring 2019, visit ONE STOP CENTER immediately. Summer 2019 is by open enrollment not specific appointment dates.

3)   Remove any holds on your account.

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VERY IMPORTANT:

New Course Numbers for Psych 107:   Students must enroll in Psych 1073 Lecture AND Psych 1071 Lab.  These are now listed as separate courses in CUNYFirst. Be sure to enroll in both.

Registration in Psych 213W is restricted to students who meet the following requirements: •OFFICIALLY DECLARED PSYCHOLOGY OR NEUROSCIENCE MAJORS

Advanced Experimental Classes (Psych 311- 321) is restricted to students who meet the following requirements: •OFFICIALLY DECLARED PSYCHOLOGY OR NEUROSCIENCE MAJOR and are Juniors and Seniors

Students who have recently declared their major during the current semester are eligible as long as the major is listed on your CUNYfirst account prior to your registration date.

Students meeting these requirements will register on CUNYfirst during their assigned appointment day and time.

Please keep in mind that students may only register for ONE section of ADVANCED EXPERIMENTAL-*Any additional sections of Advanced Experimental on a student’s schedule will be dropped.*

Repeating Courses:  Students who intend to repeat courses are strongly recommended to speak with an advisor before doing so, as there may be Financial Aid implications.

SIBS Club

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  • Enroll in PSYCH 372, Practicum: Intervention for children with autism and their families, for the Spring 2019 semester!
  • Learn how to implement and develop behavior analytic instruction for children with autism and their siblings.
  • Class will be held on Sundays, 9AM to 12PM.

Contact Dr. Emily Jones: sibsclub@qc.cuny.edu