THE STUDENT APPEAL PROCESS

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Student appeals related to academic matters are handled by the Undergraduate Scholastic Standards Committee (USSC).

All relevant forms for student appeals and requests may be obtained at the Office of the USSC in 201 Frese Hall or downloaded and printed from the USSC web site.

Students whose appeals are denied may resubmit their case to the USSC only if there is new documentation, which was not included in the original appeal or request.

Any further review will be considered only after a request in writing to the Faculty Chair of the USSC, who, in consultation with the Executive Officer and other USSC members, will determine whether the denial was in accordance with established Board of Trustees, College, Academic Senate and USSC policies.

If the Faculty Chairperson of the USSC determines that further review is in order, the student’s appeal will be submitted to the full committee or to a subcommittee for review.

PSYCHOLOGY MAJORS JOIN PSI CHI!!!

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psi-chi-logoPSYCHOLOGY MAJORS!!!

JOIN

PSI CHI

INTERNATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY IN PSYCHOLOGY

QUEENS COLLEGE

REQUIREMENTS FOR MEMBERSHIP

  • Be enrolled as a major or minor in a psychology program or a program psychological in nature
  • Have completed at least 3 semesters or equivalent of full-time college coursework
  • Have completed at least 9 semester hours or equivalent of psychology courses
  • Have earned a cumulative GPA that is in the top 35% of their class (sophomore, junior, or senior) compared to their classmates across the entire university or the college that houses psychology (minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4-point scale)
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA average for psychology courses

APPLICATION DUE: 

MUST SUBMIT APPLICATION WITH  $65.00 CHECK MADE OUT TO QUEENS COLLEGE ASSOCIATION

TO THE PSYCHOLOGY OFFICE, NSB E-318

PLEASE ADDRESS QUESTIONS TO QUEENSCOLLEGEPSICHI@GMAIL.COM

Psi Chi Application Flyer

EXTRACURRICULARS, MINORS, AND SUGGESTED COURSES IN OTHER DEPARTMENTS

Posted Posted in Extracurriculars and Suggested Courses in Other Departments

Below are classes from other departments (Sociology, Biology, Chemistry, and Philosophy) that may be of relevance to students interested in various areas of study in Psychology

Neuro
psych
I-O
Child/
School
ABA
Clinical
Research
Autism/
Dev. Dis.
Sociology
  SOC 101
X
X
X
X
  SOC 208-1
X
X
X
  SOC 210-2
X
  SOC 211
X
X
  SOC 213
X
X
X
X
  SOC 214
X
X
X
X
  SOC 215
X
X
X
X
  SOC 216
X
X
  SOC 217
X
X
X
X
  SOC 218
X
  SOC 220
X
X
X
X
X
  SOC 222
X
  SOC 223
X
X
  SOC 225
X
X
  SOC 229
X
X
X
  SOC 238
X
X
  SOC 245
X
  SOC 246
X
X
  SOC 250
X
X
  SOC 271
X
X
  SOC 272
X
  SOC 275
X
X
  SOC 277
X
  SOC 278
X
  SOC 289
X
X
  SOC 348
X
  SOC 353
X
Education
  EECE201W
X
X
  EECE 310W
X
X
  EECE 340
X
X
Philosophy
  PHIL 160
X
  PHIL 224
X
X
  PHIL 225
X
X
X
  PHIL 226
X
X
Anthropology
  ANTH 102
X
X
X
  ANTH 104
X
X
X
X
  ANTH 201
X
  ANTH 203
X
  ANTH 205-15
X
  ANTH 222
X
X
Biology
  BIO 105
X
X
X
X
X
  BIO 106
X
X
X
  BIO 285
X
X
X
X
  BIO 286
X
  BIO 325
X
  BIO 326
X
  BIO 345
X
X
X
X
  BIO 354
X
X
X
X
  BIO 365
X
X
X
X
  BIO 372
X
X
X
  BIO 373
X
X
X
  BIO 385.4
X
X
Chemistry
  CHEM 113
X
  CHEM 114
X
  CHEM 371
X

 

Below are extracurricular activites and minors that may be of relevance to students interested in various areas of study in Psychology

Neuro
psych
I-O
Child/
School
ABA
Clinical
Research
Autism/
Dev. Dis.
BALA Minor
X
Big Buddy
X
MARC/ARC
X
X
Neuropsychology Major
X
Peer Counseling Class/Extracurricular or Minor
X
X
Psi Chi
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
SIBS Class/Club
X
X

 

TRANSFER AND CO-MAJOR INFORMATION

Posted Posted in Important Information, Transfer and Co-Major Information

Course Evaluations

Transfer students are strongly advised to have their credits evaluated as soon as possible after they first matriculate. Those needing evaluations by the Psychology Department can submit transfer credit evaluation requests and upload their course syllabi and course description at the link below:

Credit Evaluation Request

For transfer evaluation of statistics courses (PSYCH 107), please email Dr. Kathleen Mangiapanello at Kathleen.Mangiapanello@qc.cuny.edu.

Additional Semesters in Residence

Many transfer students come in as lower juniors. Because the requirements for a psychology major require four courses which can not be taken concurrently, and because transfer students in their first semester register last and thus can rarely get into a required course, transfer students are advised that it may be necessary to spend one or two additional semesters on campus to complete all the required courses.

Education Co-Majors

Education co-majors are particularly affected by this situation. Education co-majors should be aware that because the Ed department requires them to complete coursework before their “professional year”, it may be necessary to spend one or two additional semesters to satisfy the coursework requirement in their co-major.

Graduation Procedures

Transfer students should be sure that they give the registrar a copy of their completed course evaluation form within the first semester of taking courses at Queens. This step will greatly facilitate the final approval of your course credits for graduation.

AP PSYCHOLOGY AND CLEP GUIDELINES

Posted Posted in AP Psychology and CLEP Guidelines

Incoming students may satisfy the Psychology 101 prerequisite requirement by obtaining either a grade of 4 or 5 on the Advanced Placement Psychology Examination or a grade of 55 or better on the CLEP (College Level Examination Program) examination.

At least two weeks before college registration, students who meet this criterion must have the testing center provide proof of the grade to the Queens College Registrar in order to have this information placed on the student’s transcript. ONLY THEN will the computer recognize that the Psychology 101 prerequisite has been met.

Once a student is enrolled at Queens College, they may not use the CLEP exam as a substitute for Psychology 101.

Resources and Contacts for Teaching

Posted Posted in Resources and Contacts for Teaching

Some useful information if you are teaching at Queens College:

  • To order the textbook for your class, contact the QC Bookstore
  • To set up a BlackBoard for your class, you will need to establish a CUNY portal account
  • To make multiple copies of paper materials for your class (syllabi, exams, other) you need to submit an order to Reprographics, located in Jefferson Hall basement, room 08. Obtain the appropriate application form from the Psychology Department office. Expect your order to take up to a week or more during busy periods
  • To arrange for Audio/Visual support, contact QC Media Services. Ask in the Psychology Department office for the appropriate application forms. Additionally, some AV equipment is available throught the Psychology Department. You can reserve the equipment in advance with the Departmental Secretary. For use of LCD projectors, slide projectors etc, contact Boris Berezovski (718-997-3205)
  • To set up your E-Reserve Library page, contact the Reserve Office located in the Rosenthal Library, Room 304

QC Psychology Department Teaching Apprenticeship Program (TAP)

Co-coordinators: Drs. Robert Lanson & Andrea Li

Salary Upon completion of a teaching mentorship program (see Requirements below). Masters and Doctoral students are eligible to teach as adjunct lecturers at a rate of $58.68 per contact hour. (Contact hours are the number of hours the course actually meets over the course of the semester). This rate increases with each consecutive semester that you teach (see Adjunct Lecturer rates). Total compensation can be calculated by multiplying the total number of contact hours by the above figure (a typical 3-credit course meets for 45 hours which comes out to a total of $2,640.60 for the semester). If a student teaches 60 or more hours a semester, they are eligible to receive an additional 15 hours of adjunct pay (15 × 58.68 = $880.20) to cover out-of-class contacts, make-up exams and office hours.

Courses

  • Psychological Statistics (107), Lecture: 60 hours, Lab: 30-60 hours
  • Introductory Psychology (101) 60 hours
  • Developmental Psychology (214) 45 hours
  • Experimental Psychology (213W) 60 hours
  • Advanced Experimental Psychology (311-321) 60 hours

Requirements

Students in this program are required to attend one 75-minute workshop given annually in the fall. This workshop introduces them to many resources on teaching and on college rules and regulations. The student is then assigned to a faculty mentor in either the fall or spring semester, and must attend at least two lectures given by the mentor. The student and the mentor then meet to plan a lecture which the student must give. After the student has presented the lecture to the class, the mentor critiques the student’s performance and sends an evaluation to the mentorship committee chairman. A student who received a positive evaluation is put into the pool of prospective student teachers. The program coordinators then assign students to teach particular courses, taking the students’ course preferences and schedules into account. The faculty mentor can serve as a guide for the student in creating syllabi, tests, and other pedagogical matters subsequent to the training experience. This November (date TBA), Dr. Sarit Golub from the Writing Across the Curriculum program will be hosting an additional (optional) workshop to provide more in-depth information on these topics.

Evaluations, Awards and Recognition

During the semester that you teach your assigned course, you will be evaluated by a member of the faculty in the department who will sit in on one of your classes. Teachers who have been positively evaluated are often given the option to offer a course of their choosing during the summer session (same pay rate as above). The College offers an award and monetary stipend ($3000) for an adjunct instructor selected as Adjunct Teacher of the year.

HOW TO JOIN A LAB AS A RESEARCH ASSISTANT

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HOW TO JOIN A LAB AS A RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Gaining first-hand research experience can be of value to students for many reasons. Some students may use the experience to decide whether they would like to take a research-oriented career path. Others may find the experience useful because it puts them in direct contact with more experienced researchers, such as faculty, graduate students, and post-doctoral students. For those who think they may want to continue to graduate work, lab experience is often essential, both for the knowledge gained and potential letters of reference. Duties in the lab will differ depending on the needs of the faculty sponsor, but typical lab work usually involves tasks such as data entry, scheduling, participating in lab meetings, and running both human and animal based subjects.

The first step in joining a research lab is for the student to find a faculty member in the Psychology department who is willing to supervise student research and whose research is of interest to the student. This should be done before the semester in which the student wishes to be a research assistant.

The student and faculty member must agree on an outline of the work to be done. Students may volunteer their time, or earn PSYCH 391, a fall course. If the faculty sponsor and student agree on 391 credit, the number of credits (1-3) must also be determined. For each credit, the student is expected to give 3 hours of time per week to the research lab. Finally, the student must complete the 391 form and return it to the faculty member for processing.

Download PSYCH 391 Application

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES AND SUMMER JOBS

Honor Courses and Tutorials

  • The first step is for the student to secure a Psychology instructor who will be willing to supervise his/her work (this step must be done during the semester preceding the one in which the student actually enrolls in the course).
  • He/she should do preliminary library work to obtain a background on the tutorial topic proposed.
  • The student and instructor must then agree on an outline of the work to be done.
  • The student must then get a tutorial form from the Psychology Department Office. This procedure, which is also required for Honors Tutorials, must be completed before the formal registration period.

Psychology 391– Special Problems

  • STUDENT MUST ARRANGE FOR FACULTY ADVISOR
    • Contact a member of the faculty in an area that is of interest to you to find out what forms of research/lab work needs to be completed.
  • Prerequisites: The student must complete the 391 form, and return it to the faculty member for processing. Written proposal submitted to and approved by the chairperson.

PSYCHOLOGY 391.1…………..1 credit
PSYCHOLOGY 391.2…………..2 credits
PSYCHOLOGY 391.3…………..3 credits

Department Colloquia

Both the faculty and the Graduate Student Association sponsor colloquia, which you are welcome to attend. At departmental colloquia or meetings, psychologists, often from other institutions, are invited to discuss their current research. Some of these lectures will seem rather advanced, but watch for titles that interest you. If you are unsure about the topic covered by a lecture, ask an instructor about it. These colloquia will introduce you to the variety of research problems which interest psychologists and perhaps convey to you a more personal sense of what it feels like to be engaged in intensive research.

 

PSYCH 101 Research

Posted Posted in PSYCH 101 Research Requirement

PSYCHOLOGY 101 RESEARCH REQUIREMENT

The Department of Psychology requires students in Psychology 101 to become more familiar with psychological research either by serving as participants in research studies, attending Psychology Department colloquia, or by writing brief reports on articles in psychological journals or on the Internet.

You may earn research credit in one of four ways:

1. Participating in a research study

    You earn one research credit for every hour (or part of an hour) that you participate in a study. Studies can last anywhere from one to four hours (4 one-hour studies would earn you 4 credits).

2. Attending a Psychology Department colloquium (not offered in summer)

    You earn one research credit for each colloquium hosted by the Psychology Department.

3. Writing a brief report paper on a published journal article

    You earn one research credit for each brief report paper written on a published article from a specified Psychology-related journal.

4. Writing a brief report paper on an article from an online source

    You earn one research credit for each brief report paper written on a specified Psychology-related article from the Internet. A list of allowable articles can be found below.

You can combine the four methods to complete your credits – e.g. writing a paper and participating in a study, or participating in a study and attending a colloquium, or only writing papers. The way you get your credits is up to you. However…

Students who have not completed the research requirement by the last day of classes will receive a grade of Incomplete for Psychology 101, and will have to complete the requirement during the following semester in order to receive course credit. **Please note that the “research credits” you earn for the research requirement are different from the credits that the course is worth.**

Regardless of how you decide to fulfill the research requirement, ALL STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO REGISTER FOR AN ACCOUNT ON OUR ONLINE TRACKING SYSTEM.

Click on the links below for detailed information on each option.

Click here for Information on Registering for an Account (ALL STUDENTS MUST DO THIS!)

Click here for Information on Participating in a Research Study

Click here for Information about Your Rights as a Participant in Research

Click here for Information about Attending Psychology Department Colloquia

Click here for Information about Writing a Research Report on Published Journal Articles

Click here for Information about Writing a Research Report on Articles from the Internet

Registering for an Account (ALL STUDENTS MUST DO THIS!)
All students must register for an account on our online tracking system. All credits completed towards your research requirement will be indicated in your account. Your account will be viewed and monitored by your PSYCH 101 instructor. If you have not completed all the required credits towards the requirement by the last day of classes, you will receive an Incomplete for the course. Here are the instructions to register for an account.

1. Go to

http://queenscollege.sona-systems.com

2. On the bottom left you will see a “New Participant?” link. Click on “Request an account here.”

3. Fill in your name and email address. Choose a username that is easy to remember (e.g. Jane Doe might choose “janedoe” or “jdoe”).

4. Under “Course,” find your instructor’s name and the semester in which you are taking the course. For example, if your instructor for Spring 2015 is Dr. Smith, you would select SPRING15 Smith.” (If you are fulfilling an Incomplete from a previous semester, please choose your past instructor and corresponding semester as opposed to the current semester.)

It is very important that you select the CORRECT INSTRUCTOR AND SEMESTER from this list, otherwise your credits will not be visible to your instructor and they will give you an Incomplete for the course.

5. Click on Request Account.

6. Your username and a password will be emailed to you immediately. (If not, please check your Spam folder and make sure to allow notifications from queenscollege-admin@sona-systems.net).

7. Log-in with your username and password as they were sent to you (you can change your password after you log-in).

8. The system will prompt you to answer a series of demographic questions. You can maximize your eligibility for research studies if you complete these questions. If you choose not to complete the questions, you will only be eligible for those studies that have no eligibility criteria. If you choose to complete the questions, once you do so, click on “Submit Pre-test”.

9. You will now be at the Welcome Page. You may want to

CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD to something you can remember more easily. To change your password, click on “change your password” under the “My Profile” section.

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Participating in Research Study (The Psychology Subject Pool)
If you have not already done so, please register for an account.
The online system you registered for allow you to:

    • (a) look at research experiments that are currently available for your participation;
      (b) choose which one you want to participate in, and
      (c) sign up for a time that fits your schedule.

Here’s what you do.

Step 1: SIGN UP for Experiments

    • 1. If you are not already logged-in, go to

http://queenscollege.sona-systems.com

    • and log-in with your username and password. **If you have FORGOTTEN your password, click on the “Lost your Password?” link**
    • 2. Click on the “STUDY SIGN UP” section. You will see a list of studies with open timeslots. You can click on any experiment to read more about it, or to sign-up. (Note: You may find no experiments available when you check the web site. Don’t panic. Experiments are posted on the web all semester as they become available. Sometimes this is not for a week or so into the semester. Try to make a habit of logging in as frequently as possible throughout the semester to check for open experiments).
    • 3. To sign up for an experiment, click on the experiment name. You will see a description of the experiment and slots for signing up. You can sign up for any slot that is not already closed. Sometimes experimenters may ask you to contact them by email to arrange a specific appointment. Be sure to carefully read the material accompanying each experiment. NOTE: You may participate only one time in a specific experiment.
    • 4. WRITE DOWN the date, time and location of the time slot that you sign up for, and the contact information for the researcher running the study. If you forget, you can go back into the system and click on the MY SCHEDULE tab to see the information. After you sign up for an experiment, it will be listed as “Awaiting Action from Researcher.” This section will change to reflect the number of credits you have received,

after you participate in the experiment.

STEP 2: DO the Experiment

1. You may cancel an appointment without penalty up to 24 hours before the study by clicking the “CANCEL” button under the MY SCHEDULE tab. If for some reason you have an emergency and you have to cancel within 24 hours of the appointment, please email the researcher directly. The researcher’s email can be found under “STUDY INFORMATION,” by clicking on the name of the study in the MY SCHEDULE tab.

2. Be sure to arrive on time for your appointment. If you fail to show up for an appointment without canceling with the researcher in advance, an email is automatically sent to the Study Pool Administrator.

If you fail to show up for two appointments without cancelling in advance, your account will be de-activated, and you will have to complete the research requirement by writing papers. If your account is de-activated, do not try to register for a second account on Sona using a different email address: this will show up on your instructor’s roster as a duplicate name, and any credits you earn with your second account

WILL BE IGNORED.

3. You may cancel an appointment up to 24 hours before the study by clicking the “CANCEL” button under the MY SCHEDULE tab. If for some reason you have an emergency and you have to cancel within 24 hours of the appointment, please email the researcher directly. The researcher’s email can be found under “STUDY INFORMATION,” by clicking on the name of the study in the MY SCHEDULE tab.

4. After you participate in a study, the researcher will issue your earned credit online. You can track your study credits at any time by clicking on the MY SCHEDULE/CREDITS Tab. Don’t worry if you don’t see the credit right away; please give the researcher two days to enter your credit in the system. Remember, up to one hour of participation time = 1 credit, more than one hour = 2 credits, more than two hours = 3 credits.

If you have any questions about your participation in an experiment, contact your instructor or the Subject Pool Administrator, Dr. Justin Storbeck, at justin.storbeck@qc.cuny.edu. DO NOT ask the department secretaries about the subject pool.

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Your Rights as a Participant in the Subject Pool

    • 1. You are entitled to have the nature of your participation explained before you agree to participate.
      2. Participation in studies is completely voluntary. If anything about an experiment makes you feel uncomfortable, or you feel that you do not want to continue, you are free to decline to participate, to end participation at any time, or to refuse to answer any individual question. If you feel you must end your participation, you will receive credit equivalent to the time you have completed.
      3. You may request that the data from your participation be destroyed. You will still receive credit for participating.
      4. You are entitled to have the experiment explained to you after you participate.
      5. If you arrive on time for an appointment but the experimenter is not there, you should inform Dr. Justin Storbeck (the Subject Pool Administrator). You can email him at justin.storbeck@qc.cuny.edu, or leave a note in his mailbox in the department office SB-E318. Include the name of the study, the time and date of your appointment, and your phone number. If you feel that your rights have been violated in any way or you have any questions about your participation, you may contact Dr. Storbeck

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Attending Psychology Department Colloquia (not offered in summer)

If you have not already done so, please register for an account.

    The Psychology Department frequently hosts colloquia, or talks, by scientists about the research that they do. These speakers can be faculty or students from Queens College, or can be researchers from external institutions. You will receive one research credit for every colloquium that you attend. Below are the instructions on how to use the online system to sign up for colloquia, and what you need to do to receive credit for your attendance:

STEP 1: SIGN UP for a colloquium

1. If you are not already logged-in, go to http://queenscollege.sona-systems.com and log-in with your username and password. **If you have FORGOTTEN your password, click on the “Lost your Password?” link**

2. Click on the “STUDY SIGN UP” section.

3. If there are colloquia that have available time slots, you will see them in the list of studies: all colloquia will be named in the format “Psychology Department Colloquium: (name of colloquium)”, for example, one might be called “Psychology Department Colloquium: Spatial Updating in Human Cortex”. (NOTE: if you do not see any colloquia in the list of available studies, it means that there are presently no available time slots for any of the colloquia. Time slots are added to the system as colloquia are scheduled. Make a habit of logging in frequently to check for open slots.) To sign up for a colloquium, click on ‘Time Slots Available,’ then ‘View time slots for this study.’ You can sign up for any slot that is not already closed. NOTE: You CANNOT sign up for the same colloquium more than once, however, you CAN sign up for more than one (i.e. different) colloquium.

4. WRITE DOWN the date, time and location of the time slot that you sign up for, and the contact information for the researcher running the colloquia. If you forget, you can go back into the system and click on the MY SCHEDULE tab to see the information. After you sign up for a colloquium, it will be listed as “Awaiting Action from Researcher.” This section will change to reflect the number of credits you have received, after you attend the colloquium (see below).

STEP 2: ATTEND the colloquium

1. Be sure to arrive a few minutes before the colloquium begins.

Students arriving more than five minutes late will NOT receive credit for the colloquium. Before the colloquium starts, someone will introduce a designated contact person (someone attending the colloquium, either a faculty member or a graduate student) who has a list of students who have signed up to attend the colloquium. You must sign-in with this designated person before the talk begins, and sign-out with this person after the talk ends by showing him/her your student ID. Once you have done this, you can expect to receive credit for the colloquium within the next few days.

2. You may cancel an appointment up to 24 hours before the colloquium by clicking the “CANCEL” button under the MY SCHEDULE tab. Although there is no penalty if you do not attend a colloquium for which you sign up, it is courteous to cancel in advance so that someone else can sign up for your time slot. If for some reason you have an emergency and you have to cancel within 24 hours of the appointment, please email the researcher directly so that she can free up your time slot.  The researcher’s email can be found under “STUDY INFORMATION,” by clicking on the name of the study in the MY SCHEDULE tab.

3. After you attend the colloquium and checked in and out with the designated contact person, your earned credit will be issued online.  You can track your completed credits at any time by clicking on the MY SCHEDULE/CREDITS Tab.  Don’t worry if you don’t see the credit right away; please give the researcher two days to enter your credit in the system.  You will receive 1 credit for each colloquium that you attend.

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Writing a Report of a Published Journal Article

If you have not already done so, please register for an account. Psychologists publish articles describing their research studies in periodicals called journals. In order to write your report, you will have to locate and read one article for each report. You will receive one credit for each completed report. Many journals contain articles that are quite lengthy and complex. Because you are new to psychology, you will be using journals that have relatively short articles. These journals are Psychological Reports and Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. Your Psychology 101 instructor will tell you which issues of these journals you may use for your report (for example, you may be told to use only articles published in 2014). These journals are available online through the QC Library (under Research – Electronic Journals). Each journal volume contains a number of individual issues. The titles of the articles in each issue are listed on the front of the issue. Try to choose an article that looks interesting to you.

Each report should include the following:

      • 1. The exact citation for the article, including its title, author(s), and journal issue.
        2. An explanation of what the research was trying to find out.
        3. A description of the methods that were used in the research.
        4. A summary of the results.
        5. Your evaluation of the paper, including what you learned from it.
        6. A photocopy of the article.
        Your reports should be two to three pages long, typewritten or word-processed, and double-spaced. This report should be turned in to your Psychology 101 instructor.

You should keep a copy for your records.

You can track your research credits at any time by logging into the Sona System and clicking on the MY SCHEDULE/CREDITS Tab. Don’t worry if you don’t see the credit right away; please give your instructor some time to read your paper.

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Writing a Report of an Article from the Internet

If you have not already done so, please register for an account.

Articles about psychology-related experiments are frequently posted on the Internet. Below is a list of URLs of articles grouped by topic on which you can write these reports. Choose one URL/article from the list to write your report. You can ONLY choose articles from this list. This list is changed every semester. You will receive one credit for each completed report. Reports on articles off this list will not receive credit. Try to choose an article that looks interesting to you.

ANXIETY
PERCEPTION
ADD/ADHD
Depression
Autism
Intelligence
Relationships
Social Psychology
Schizophrenia

Each report should include the following:

    • 1. The exact citation for the article, including its title, author(s) if provided, URL (direct link to the article), the date of the article, and the category under which it falls in the chart above (e.g. Anxiety).
      2. An explanation of what the research was trying to find out.
      3. A description of the methods that were used in the research.
      4. A summary of the results.
      5. Your evaluation of the paper, including what you learned from it.
      6. A printout of the article.

Your reports should be two to three pages long, typewritten or word-processed, and double-spaced. This report should be turned in to your Psychology 101 instructor. You should keep a copy for your records. You can track your research credits at any time by logging into the Sona System and clicking on the MY SCHEDULE/CREDITS Tab. Don’t worry if you don’t see the credit right away; please give your instructor some time to read your paper.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Posted Posted in Frequently Asked Questions

The Major

What do I have to do to become a Psychology major?
I am not sure if I want to major in Psychology. Who do I talk to?
Can lower freshmen be Psychology majors?
What do I have to do to complete the major?
How many Psychology majors are there at QC?
Who signs my Elementary Education Department form to declare Psychology as my co-major?
What do I have to do to be a Psychology minor?
Who do I talk to about the Psychology interdisciplinary major?

Taking Classes
When are Psychology courses offered?
I want to P/NC a psychology course; how do I go about doing that?
Can I withdraw from a Psychology course without being evaluated?
What do I do about an incomplete (INC) in a Psychology class?
If I take a 3-credit course and retake the same course with a different topic, will I get 3 credits for the repeated class?
How many Psychology courses can I repeat?
Can I overtally into a Psychology class?
How many courses can I take each semester?

Transferring Credit
I took General Psychology in High School. Can I get credit for it?
I am a transfer student. What about psychology courses taken at other schools?
How do I take Psychology courses at another institution and get course credit at QC?

More about Psychology
Where do I find out more about Psychology?
How can I find out about degrees and careers in Psychology?
I want to be a Clinical Psychologist. Where do I start?
How do I found out more about School Psychology, Art Therapy, Forensic Psychology, and Counseling Psychology?

Resolving Disputes
How do I contact the Departmental Ombudsman?

General Questions
Are there recommended courses in other departments or within the General Education courses?

What do I have to do to become a Psychology major?

Complete the Declaration of Major form and bring it to the Psychology Office (SB E318) to be signed. Then, take the form to the Registrar as quickly as possible. A major can be full-time or part-time, day, evening, or weekend.

I am not sure if I want to major in Psychology. Who do I talk to?

In general, it is to your advantage to declare a major. Arrange a meeting by e-mail with the chairman, Dr. Robert Lanson, or Dr. Tsippa Ackerman (for evening students). Indicate 3 to 5 different appointment days, dates and times in priority order and you will be notified which are mutually convenient. You may also find it helpful to speak to a Psychology Peer Couselor in the departmental office.

Can lower freshmen be Psychology majors?

Yes.

What do I have to do to complete the major?

There are 4 required courses: Psychology 101 (General Psychology), Psychology 107 (Statistics), Psychology 213W (Experimental Psychology) and an Advanced Laboratory course from the Psychology 311 to 320 sequence. Psychology 107, 213W, and 311-321 have the preceding course as prerequisites and so take three semesters to complete. If you became a major between September 2000 and August 2005, the required total number of credits in Psychology is 35. If you declared a Psychology major after September 2005, the required minimum total of Psychology credits is 36. Psychology majors/minors who entered QC starting Fall 2013 need a minimum grade of C in Psych 101, 107, 213W, and Advanced Lab courses even if the courses were transferred to QC. A minimum grade of C- is required for all other Psychology electives, and no P/NC grades in any Psychology class.

How many Psychology majors are there at QC?

As of 2013, there were 1,700 majors in the day, evening, and weekend sessions.

Who signs my Elementary Education Department form to declare Psychology as my co-major?

You must contact the Psychology department chair and ask him to sign the Education Department form.

What do I have to do to be a Psychology minor?

You have to fill out this form , bring it to the Psychology Office (SB E-318) for signature and take the completed form to the Registrar. A minor consists of any 18 psychology credits, at least 9 of which must be taken at Queens College. Psychology majors who entered QC before Fall 2013 must have a minimum 2.0 grade point average in Psychology, and no P/NC grades in any Psychology class.

Who do I talk to about the Psychology interdisciplinary major?

Dr. Ray Johnson Jr. is the Psychology Interdisciplinary Major Advisor.

When are Psychology courses offered?

Psychology classes are given during the day and evening as well as in the Weekend College. Classes are available during the Fall, Spring, and both Summer sessions, except Psych 107  and Psych 213W which are offered only during the summer II session.

I want to P/NC a psychology course; how do I go about doing that?

Students cannot P/NC a course in their major.

Can I withdraw from a Psychology course without being evaluated?

Students may withdraw from courses between the 4th and 8th weeks of classes without being evaluated by the USSC.

What do I do about an incomplete (INC) in a Psychology class?

An INC on a transcript that is not resolved by the end of the following semester becomes a FIN and is calculated as an F in the GPA. Therefore, students must speak to the Professor to resolve an INC as soon as possible.

If I take a 3-credit course and retake the same course with a different topic, will I get 3 credits for the repeated class?

No, and if a student repeats a course in order to earn a better grade, the most recent grade will be counted towards the student’s GPA.

How many Psychology courses can I repeat?

Under the repeat grade policy, students can repeat a maximum of 16 credits.

Can I overtally into a Psychology class?

The Psychology Department does not do overtallies but the student can contact the department chair to find out if more seat will be added to the class in question.

How many courses can I take each semester?

If you are in good standing, you can register for up to 18 credits.

I took General Psychology in High School. Can I get credit for it?

There is no one answer to this question. If you scored 4 or 5 on the Advanced Placement exam in Psychology, you will get credit for Psychology 101, subject to regular transfer evaluation procedures. If the course was offered in conjunction with a college Psychology department, credit may be allowed, subject to the regular evaluation procedures.

I am a transfer student. What about Psychology courses taken at other schools?

The courses need to be evaluated. There is a requirement that at least half (18) of the credits toward the major (including the Advanced Experimental course) must be taken at Queens College. Psychology 213W is a writing intensive course. Students are strongly advised to take that course at Queens, because otherwise it will not transfer as an equivalent of Psych 213W.

How do I take Psychology courses at another institution and get course credit at QC?

Talk to the department chair to make sure that the courses will be approved by the Psychology Department. Once these courses are approved, you can file for e-permit online or through the Registrar.

Where do I find out more about Psychology?

Take Psychology 101. It is a prerequisite for all other Psychology courses and a required course for the major and minor. You can also get more information from the American Psychological Association website.

Where do I find out more about Psychology?

Many people do not realize how broad a field Psychology really is. There are at least 50 different divisions in the American Psychological Association. You can find out more about careers in psychology here. Also, join the Psychology Honor Society Psi Chi, or attend their informative meetings. See Psychology Peer Advisors in the departmental office for additional materials. Students who graduate with a BA in Psychology have been among the most successful in the job market.

Where do I find out more about Psychology?

Start with Psychology 101. Clinical Psychology is a very popular field. Getting into a Clinical Psychology graduate program requires excellent credentials. Clinical graduate programs look for students who sample broadly from different fields of psychology at the undergraduate level. They do not want you to be a specialist as an undergraduate. Be alert to talks regularly given by Psychology faculty on the “helping professions.” Further information on Clinical Psychology may also be found here.

How do I found out more about School Psychology, Art Therapy, Forensic Psychology, and Counseling Psychology?

While we do not have specific courses in these areas, our undergraduate curriculum prepares you for graduate work in these as well as other areas of psychology. If you want further information on these areas, consult specific graduate programs. Note that School and Counseling Psychology courses at Queens College are offered through the Education Department.

How do I contact the Departmental Ombudsman?

The Ombudsman resolves disputes from a neutral, independent viewpoint. If you have a problem with a Psychology professor or instructor, you may discuss the problem confidentially with the Psychology Department Ombusdman, Professor Pytte. Her job is to investigate and try to resolve problems. Please contact Dr. Pytte at 718-997-4528 or email her at carolyn.pytte@qc.cuny.edu.

Are there recommended courses in other departments?

Among the Gen Ed Requirements (PATHWAYS or PERSPECTIVES) needed for graduation, the following courses from other departments should be included, if possible:

  • A minimum of one semester of college-level Mathematics, preferably Math 110 or its equivalent
  • A minimum of one year of Natural Science, of which one semester should be Biology 107 or 108 (NOT Biology 11; Bio 107 and 108 DO NOT cover Gen Ed Requirements for Pathways or Perspectives)
  • A minimum of one year of Social Science, of which one semester should be either Sociology or Anthropology
  • A minimum of one semester of Philosophy

Since writing skills are so valuable, majors are strongly advised to take advantage of theWriting Skills Workshop offered free of charge by Queens College in Kiely Hall Room 229.

Psych 107 Tutoring is offered in the Psych Office (Science Building Room E318), please check hours posted in the office.  Psych 107 and 213W tutoring is also offered in Content Tutoring, Keily Hall 127.

It is also recommended that students intending to do graduate work in Psychology take courses that will lead to a reading knowledge of a foreign language. Programs with a language requirements find French, German, or Russian acceptable.

Gen Ed (PATHWAYS or PERSPECTIVES) Requirements and Psychology

Psychology majors are encouraged to sample broadly in fulfilling the Liberal Arts and Sciences area requirements (LASAR). They should also be aware that some Psychology courses can be applied to their requirements.

Be sure to check the Queens College Bulletin for up-to-date information on General Education Requirements and a listing of courses satisfying the Pathways or Perspectives Requirements.

 

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