New Special Topics Courses for Summer 2020    

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    Psychology – Summer 2020
Three New “Special Topics” Courses!

Undergraduates:  register for PSY 2813 (prerequisite: PSY 101)
Master’s Students:  register for PSY 7913

Summer Session 1 (June 1 through June 24)

Psychology and the Law, Prof. Erica Doran

PSY 2813 (Code: 12524)          PSY 7913 (Code: 12528)
TuWTh – 1:00-4:18 PM

Course Description:  The fields of psychology and law are closely related. Both deal with, among other things, the nature and consequences of human behavior.  This course will examine and provide students with an understanding of how psychological theories and empirical research from the areas of social, cognitive, behavioral and clinical psychology apply to both the civil and criminal justice systems, examining the intersection of social science and the law. We will address an assortment of topics, including issues of identity (e.g., eyewitness identification, interrogation, lie detection, and profiling), state of mind (e.g., competency, insanity, and other state-of-mind legal defenses), legal process (e.g., jury selection, jury decision-making, assessments of evidence, and the sentencing process), social policies (e.g., deterrence, capital punishment, and discrimination), and the use of social science methods in legal proceedings.

Health Psychology, Prof. Jennifer Valad

PSY 2813 (Code: 12525)          PSY 7913 (Code: 12529)
TuWTh – 1:00-4:18 PM

Course Description:  This course examines how biological, psychological, and social factors affect the health of an individual. This includes a comprehensive look at the prevention and treatment of illness, the patient-practitioner relationship, and the role of stress and coping on health. Also, this course will cover the psychological impact of living with a chronic health issue. Other topics such as psychoneuroimmunology, alternative medicines and biofeedback will be discussed.

Summer Session 2 (June 29 through July 22)

Psychology of Women, Prof. Ashley Dixon

PSY 2813 (Code: 12540)          PSY 7913 (Code: 12541)
MTuTh – 12:00-3:18 PM

Course Description:  This course explores the psychological and social factors associated with the female identity, including gender role stereotypes, socialization practices, and male-female differences. It examines how various components such as health, work, relationships, sexuality, and violence develop, influence, and affect the population of women.


Psych 372

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Calling all majors! Whether you are a psychology, dance, art, speech, education, or math major, it doesn’t matter. We are looking for dedicated students who would love hands on experience working with children with autism and their siblings. Psych 372 is a one-of-a-kind class!

Students who are approved for the class will go through a 4-5 week training on essential techniques based on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) all through PLAY. For the remaining 10 weeks, you will be paired with a child with autism. The first hour is dedicated to implementing the ABA programs designed specifically for your child with a 2 student to 1 child ratio. The second hour is an inclusive recreation play with your child and their siblings, and other children. During recreation, we stretch, play games, do relay races, and more! You may see your child blossom before your very eyes with the very skills you just taught them. If you are interested in working with children, children with autism, or just learning, come join us for an experience you will never forget. Check out our video.

If you are interested in the class, please email Dr. Emily Jones ( to schedule an interview. 


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2020 Honors & Awards

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The Daniel V. Caputo Award: For a student who is committed to pursuing a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology.  Winner: Kayla Weinstein

The John V. Conti Award: For a student who will be attending a graduate program in psychology or a related profession. Winner: Alex Dorfman

The David Friedman Neuroscience Award: For a student who will be attending a graduate program in psychology or neuroscience devoted to human research. Winner: Vardah Khan

The Thomas E. Frumkes Award: For excellence in psychological research. Winner: Riya Kaushal

The Mitchell L. Kietzman Award: For excellence in psychological research. Winner: Jason Macanian

The Andrea Li Memorial Award: For a student who has demonstrated excellence in psychological research and has served the college and/or community. Winner: Christmead Dorcely

The Sara Mayes and Phyllis Glanz Endowed Fellowship for Alzheimer‘s Disease Research: For a graduate and doctoral student pursuing research on Alzheimer's Disease. Winner: Melissa Pocsai

The Effie Mitsis Memorial Award: For a student who will be attending a graduate program in Neuroscience.  Winner: Tatjana Mustac

 The Gregory Razran Award: For the highest Psychology GPA and an overall GPA of at least 3.50. Winner: Lauren Gorelick

The William N. Schoenfeld Award: For the second highest Psychology GPA and an overall GPA of at least 3.50. Winner: Naomi Liviem

The Harold Schuckman Memorial Award: For a student who will be attending a graduate program in psychology.  Winner: Arielle Snow

The Max and Edith Weiner Award: For work with Alzheimer’s disease patients. Winner: Aditya Kulkarni

The Wilma A. Winnick Award: For a student who has made substantive contributions to the department. Winner: Austin Trieu

The Arthur A. Witkin Award: For a student who will be attending a graduate program in psychology and has interests in the field of Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Winner: Santino Morrone

Veronica Abramov
Yahsmeen Acosta
Shavez Afzal
Kamilia Ait Belkacem
Rivka Aizenman
Ahmed Albakry
Deena Albert
Selma Alushaj
Sonya Aminov
Daniel Aviel
Rachail Avizova
Shoshana Bach
Shira Balakhaneh
Ester Balila
Rocio Barba
Ryan Beltran
Yasmine Berokhim
Misbah Bibi
Leah Biegeleisen
Lizeth Bolanos
Michell Cabrera
Shirley Capron
Emilee Carratala
Chance Cerny
Melissa Chiger
Stephanie Chin
Margaret Chin Quee
Diana Coppola
George Cucitro
Alison Cuji
Nicole Cutrone
Beatriz Da Motta
Malka Davidov
Kayla Delahoz
Kamalvir Deol
Rachel Dominguez
Alexander Dorfman
Emily Dubno
Angela Duran
Naomi Eisner
Alana Eisner
Norvilia Etienne
Miriam Feder
Nicole Feliciano

Noelia Fernandez
Louis Fineberg
Cheryl Fink
Alicia Fleitchman
Eliora Fliegelman
Ioanna Fostinis
Blanca Franck
Esther Freud
Evelin Gavilanes
Alexandria Gershonowitz
Tara Goldstein
Lauren Gorelick
Tenaye Grant
Zehava Gros
Rebecca Hagler
Atticus Halpern
Sharmila Hardeen
Andrew Hawks
Atara Hecht
Robert Helenek
Tzipora Hertz
Kristen Hittel
Kayla Hoffman
Yea In Hong
Jaber Islam
Yasmin Jalil
Jonathan Jean-Pierre
Anxhela Kanani
Victoria Kaplan
Maital Kashani
Sukhpreet Kaur
Harmanvir Kaur
Alesha Kermes
Shahzaib Khan
Fathay Kiawu
Jisoo Kim
Desiree Kim
Jacqueline Kim
Nicole Koumas
Alexandra Kuritzky
Arya Lahijani
Elana Lefkowitz
Efram Levine
Adira Lew

Carolyn Lis
Levana Livieim
Naomi Liviem
Tracey Livingstone
Amberly Lopez
Daneilla Malayeva
James Marasco
Beth Marin
Joanna Martinez
Shari Mayer
Daiane Mayo
Lamyaha Mehrin
Mina Metry
Amanda Migdal
Miriam Minkin
Leah Mitgang
Jamie Mok
Mike Molina
India Montes
Berenice Mora
Santino Morrone
Gabriel Motechin
Sara Mroziuk
Colleen Mulligan
Allen Musheyev
Eliana Nachman
Diana Najera
Dana Natole
Meira Nussbaum
Arianna Olivieri
Gila Ornstein
Ana Osorio-Alvarado
Gillian Paolotti
Shanen Partovi
Talia Perlstein
Andrew Persaud
Melissa Petrie
Matthew Postrel
Annuradha Prasad
Claudia Raciborski
David Raden
Kayla Reich
Wendy Robys
Tova Rottenberg

Rabiha Sabir
Aviva Sadigh
Galit Salamatbad
Chaim Samet
Alyssa Samwaru
Mayra Sanchez
Ruben Santos
Ezra Schneier
Samantha Schwien
Crystal Shi
Mikayla Shkedy
Sarah Simon
Arielle Snow
Lindsay Spielberg
Aaron Steinberg
Emily Stern
Serena Stern
Sabrina Sumair
Ying Yue Sun
Qin Sun
Jameela Syed
Teressa Taurisani
Kristen Terrezza
Patrick Timken
Jesus Vasquez
John Vazquez
Stephanie Vazquez
Emily Vega
Ralphaelle Vignola
Benjamin Wang
Julia Warner
Elchanan Weingarten
Kayla Weinstein
Bina Weiss
Elza Winiarsky
Kathryn Yagudayeva
Angelina Yang
Rachel Yeung
Janetta Yushyvaeva
Eliana Zachter
Shahrin Zaman
Ran Zhou
Rachel Zulberg

17th Annual Neuropsychology Research Day at Queens College, CUNY

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Please click here to view the program.


Keynote Address

Development of Emotion Regulation Neurobiology and the Importance of Early Experience

By Nim Tottenham, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology and Director of the Developmental Affective Neuroscience Lab at Columbia University


Time & Place

- Morning Session: 9:30AM-12:00PM, 15-minute Neuropsychology/Neuroscience talks
- Break for lunch 12:00-1:00PM
- Keynote Address: 1:00-2:00PM
- Afternoon Session: 2:00PM-4:30PM, 15-minute Neuropsychology/Neuroscience talks
- Poster viewing throughout conference
Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd, Flushing, NY 11367
Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library, Auditorium, Room 230 (ground floor)
Free and open to the public


About the Speaker

Nim Tottenham, Ph.D., received her doctorate from the University of Minnesota in 2005, and previously worked as a faculty member at Weill Cornell Medical College and UCLA. She has been working at Columbia University since 2014, where she is currently a Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychology. Dr. Tottenham is the author of more than 90 scientific papers and is a recipient of the National Institute of Mental Health Biobehavioral Research Awards for Innovative New Scientists (BRAINS) and the American Psychological Association’s Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology.

Dr. Tottenham is a leader in research on brain development underlying emotional behavior. She uses brain imaging, behavioral, and physiological methods to characterize typical human brain development and to examine the effects of early life stress on human brain development.

About 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 9:30AM and run throughout the day with a lunch break from 12:00-1:00PM. The KEYNOTE ADDRESS will be 1:00-2:00PM. Each talk is about 15 minutes, presented by graduate students and faculty in the fields of Neuropsychology and Neuroscience. This year, there will also be posters for researchers to present their projects. 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:


Past Research Day Programs

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

Spring 2020 Registration Information

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General Registration Information

(All students should register themselves using CUNYfirst)

  1. Psych 101 section CN1 (7654); CN2 (7655); CN3 (7656) are only available for College Now students — restricted to High School students enrolled in the College Now Program. For these 3 Psych 101 classes, we cannot register students who are not in the College Now programs. You MUST select another Psych 101 section.
  2. Psych 1073 & 1071, Statistics lecture and lab. These are only open to OFFICIALLY DECLARED PSYCHOLOGY OR NEUROSCIENCE MAJORS from Nov 4 – Nov 10. On November 11th , more seats will become available for non-majors and you can register yourself.
  3. Psych 213W: This course, all sections, are only open to OFFICIALLY DECLARED PSYCHOLOGY OR NEUROSCIENCE MAJORS who are JUNIORS and SENIORS from Nov. 4 – TWO weeks prior to start of Spring classes. Remaining seats in 213W will be opened to all students two weeks prior to the start of Spring classes.
  4. Advanced Experimental Classes (Psych 311- 321): These courses are ONLY OPEN TO OFFICIALLY DECLARED PSYCHOLOGY OR NEUROSCIENCE MAJORS who are JUNIORS and SENIORS. These courses will not open to non-majors. 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 automatically dropped by CUNYfirst prior to the start of the semester and the student will not be allowed to re-enroll.*
  1. For Junior Status: you must have 60 credits by the end of the Fall semester in order to register now for courses requiring a junior or senior status.
  2. If a course is closed, you must select another section.
  3. For transfer students that need assistance, or approval for pre-requisite courses OTHER THAN STATS 1071 and 1073, not taken at CUNY, they may use google form: Transfer Credit Evaluation Form
  4. For approval of pre-requisite courses equivalent to stats 1071 or 1073, students must email their transcript (unofficial is fine) directly to Dr. Mangiapanello: with the subject: 107 equivalent approval request.

Please note that no statistics course at Queens College (in Sociology, Math, or Ed Psych) can replace Psych stats 1071/1073 as a pre-requisite for Psych courses including 213W.



Special Registration Information

(All students should register themselves using CUNYfirst)

**Special Registration Requests will ONLY be taken for those students that meet the extenuating circumstances as defined below. NO OTHER REQUESTS WILL BE CONSIDERED.**

1) Seniors that failed to earn credit towards the Major (earned C- or lower) and need to retake Psych 213W or Advanced Experimental (Psych 311-321) and cannot enroll on their own (courses closed).

2) Graduating Seniors that require a 300-level Elective course(s) to graduate and cannot register on their own because courses are closed.

3) Non-matriculated students who are unable to enroll on their own.

4) Transfer students who are unable to enroll on their own.

5) CUNY students with approved E-Permits to take a course at QC, who are unable to enroll on their own.

6) Enrollment into Psych 317 and you have met all the prereqs except 251. Psych 221 is being accepted in lieu of Psych 251.

All requests that meet the criteria listed above will be processed in the order received. Requests not meeting the extenuating circumstances will be ignored. Please do not submit duplicate requests. Due to space limitations and other circumstances, not all registration requests will be fulfilled. Students will receive a decision notification via email within 2 weeks. Keep checking CUNYFirst for available seats while you are waiting for a reply.

If you meet one of the above requirements and want to submit a Special Registration Request, please visit this Google Doc Form complete as requested and submit the form: Spring 2020 Special Registration Request



Re-Take Policy for PSYCH 107.1, 107.3 and 213W

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As of Fall 2018, students are only allowed to take each of PSYCH 107.1, 107.3, and 213w a total of two times. If a student took any of these courses in Fall 2018, that would be considered the first taking for all students (regardless of how many times the student took the class before Fall 2018).  Students who enroll in one of these classes more than the maximum of two times will be dropped. This policy applies to majors and non-majors. Psychology majors who are not able to achieve the required minimum grade of C in these courses after two takings of each course will need to drop the major, since these are required courses for the major. Any questions/concerns regarding this policy should be directed to the Psychology Department – SB E318.​


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The Queens College Psychological Center (QCPC) is a “safety net” clinic dedicated to providing mental health care to children, adolescents and adults. QCPC is operated as a training clinic for the Department of Psychology and offers the community psychological evaluations, individual, group, family and couples psychotherapy, counseling services, and a variety of group-based interventions including social skills training for children. QCPC is looking for a few energetic, creative, and mature undergraduate students interested in mental health and public psychology to volunteer as “QCPC Clinic Volunteers”.

Responsibilities include: Creating psychoeducational programs and enrichment activities for children, developing and implementing promotional activities, participating in community awareness efforts, helping patients fill out forms and measures, creating patient educational handouts, assisting with identifying resources for patients, reading to and playing with children awaiting appointments, engaging children in artistic activities in the waiting room, assisting doctoral students and faculty as needed, and helping with other daily tasks (xeroxing, answering phones, filing) at the clinic.

Opportunities: As QCPC Clinic Interns, undergraduates may have the opportunity to observe clinic meetings (e.g. case conferences), engage in mental health/psychology activities and as appropriate shadow psychologists and doctoral psychology students in their everyday clinical work. This is an excellent opportunity for students who are interested in psychology/mental health professions to experience a behavioral health environment and gain a greater understanding of clinical work.

However, the most rewarding reasons to volunteer cannot be measured. Volunteers get to help other people and see the impact it has on them. Volunteering can help you gain valuable experience, get out of your comfort zone, learn new skills, and meet others who share the same values and interests. Other benefits include building leadership skills, learning about your potential, exploring new interests, and developing contacts in the mental health field.

Qualifications: Students’ qualifications for acceptance as a volunteer are based on the criteria below:

  • Students are required to be a Psychology major with at least 12 credits completed in psychology. Due to the limited number of positions, preference will be given to juniors and seniors. Freshmen and sophomores are welcome to apply and may be awarded a position if available.
  • Students are required to have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Students would have to be able to commit to at least 4 hour per week (during the hours of 8 to 7 weekdays) for one year.
  • Studentswould have to attend a monthly volunteer meeting every 2nd Wednesday of the month during free hour
  • Students are required to attend an interview at QCPC to discuss their interest in volunteering.
  • Students who are fluent in Spanish or other languages are strongly encouraged to apply!


Application Procedure: To apply for a volunteer position at QCPC, please complete and email the “QCPCVolunteer Application” (attached) and a letter of reference to