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.
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.
Tutoring is available when classes are in session during the Spring and Fall semesters in the Science Building, room E322.
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 (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.
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 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.
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:
(Earned + In progress)
(check the time on CF)
& Veteran Students
Monday, November 5
Tuesday, November 6
Juniors & 2nd Degree
Wednesday, November 7
Thursday, November 8
Friday, November 9
New Freshman & Transfers
Monday, November 12
All Non-degree students
(Grad & Undergrad)
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.