FYI – College job & internship fair


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FYI – Psychology in Action- Government

Chad Rummel, M.Ed reports that “Building on the Social and Behavior Sciences Team’s (SBST) first year of results, on September 15th, 2015, President Obama issued an executive order directing Federal Government agencies to apply behavioral science insights to their programs to better serve the American people. Results from 2016 initiatives, highlighted in SBST’s second annual report, showcase the impact of this approach. SBST’s portfolio has included more than 40 different collaborations with agency partners and has tracked three major themes:

  • Tackling some of the most important policy challenges facing the Nation, such as ensuring access to affordable health insurance for the millions of Americans who still lack coverage, expanding economic opportunity for workers and their families, and reducing U.S. greenhouse gas emissions to help protect Earth’s climate.
  • Leveraging a broader set of strategies to enhance program effectiveness, from changing how programs communicate with individuals, to modifying the way programs are administered, to informing the design of policy.
  • Drawing on the best available evidence and rigorously testing impact to inform recommendations about what to scale and what to improve. In this spirit, SBST reports the results of all of its completed projects, including projects that did not yield statistically significant improvements.

Among other results, SBST pilots led to a 53 percent increase in workplace savings plan enrollment rates by military service members and resulted in more than 4,800 new enrollments and over $1 million dollars in additional savings in just one month; a 63 percent increase in the rate at which small family farmers obtained small-business loans; and a doubling in the rate at which student loan borrowers in default contacted default-resolution representatives”.

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Alcohol and Substance Abuse Certificate


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Clinical Psychology for Spring

Clinical Psychology- PSY 370 involves a 3 hour placement working with patients at Pilgrim State Psychiatric Center in Brentwood.  Only 6 spots and you need to have an interview with Dr. Ginnetty.
Must have had PSY 271 – Abnormal Psychology-
Must be free on Tuesday and Friday mornings in the spring
Must have your interview with Dr. Ginnetty on or before October 17th.

Even if you have interviewed for this course in the past, you must be re-interviewed.

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Check you calendar- change of date

College Wide Meeting Day (originally October 19) has been rescheduled to Wednesday, October 26.

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Scholarship Opportunity


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This week- of interest to you!

Tomorrow, Wed, Sept 7 –  Find out about psychology club (and other clubs) at SJC Club Fair- Free Lunch- Danzi – Common Hour (1:00 – 2:00 pm).

Very exciting opportunity! Find out about being a psychology intern in Costa Rica – Low intermediate Spanish proficiency is required. 1 p.m. (Common Hour) – W304 in O’Connor Hall

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Internship at Response Hotline

Response Hotline is a 24 hour telephone intervention and suicide prevention hotline, concerned with all mental health issues.

Training -2 weekends- Sept 17 &  18,  Sept 24 and 25- Stony Brook Area


Complete an online application at For questions,  Lisa Zeller at 631-751- 7620 or at

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Welcome to Fall 2016!

We have an exciting academic year ahead!  Looking forward to meeting new students and working with past students.  Wishing you a great semester!

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MA Student seeking participants

Contact Andrea Yetzer, B.A.
M.A. Student, Psychological Science Program
University of Colorado Colorado Springs

We are looking for approximately 180 current college students who would like to participate in a brief online study. The purpose of this study is to collect college student opinions on select current social issues. Participation is completely voluntary and you may feel free to terminate your participation at any time for any reason. If you would like to participate, you will be completing some brief online questionnaires and tasks that should take approximately 15 minutes of your time. There is no monetary compensation for your participation; however, you may find engaging in research enjoyable and your assistance would help provide insight regarding social issues to the psychological field. If you would like to participate, please click the URL link below and you will be transferred to the online survey. Please feel free to share the survey link with other current college students. Thank you for your support!

Student Opinions on Current Social Issues

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