Department of Psychology

News & Events

Announcements 

  • Urmitapa Dutta, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Psychology at UMass Lowell, received the 2015 Martin Luther King, Jr. Distinguished Service Award at the MLK awards dinner on February 23. The award was given for her social justice work in India and the Everyday Peace project that she started here at UMass Lowell. Congratulations, Assistant Prof. Dutta! 
  • Student Disability Services and the Interdisciplinary Minor in Disability Studies will be hosting a series of events for this year's "Disable the Label" disability awareness month at UMass Lowell. There are some great events planned, beginning April 1. Events include a movie night, "The Theory of Everything," an expert guest speaker from Brandeis University speaking about racial and ethnic disparities in health care for children with disabilities, Special Olympics basketball teams, a motivational speaker (an athlete and triple amputee's story of overcoming adversity), speaker and musician, Dan Ellsey, and much more! For additional information about the events planned, you may email Jody Goldstein or refer to the Disable the Label (doc) flyer.

Departmental Colloquium Series

The all Departmental Colloquia will be held in O'Leary Library Media Center, Room 222, unless otherwise noted. The Departmental Colloquia page contains videos of colloquia that have already taken place, covering several years of past presentations.

  • Monday, March 23 from 4 to 5 p.m. Doreen Arcus, Associate Professor of Psychology at UMass Lowell and Ashleigh Hillier, Associate Professor of Psychology at UMass Lowell, will be presenting a research colloquium titled, "Developmental pathways of post-secondary students with disabilities."
  • Friday, April 3 from 1 to 2 p.m. James Worthley adjunct instructor at UMass Lowell, will be presenting a research colloquium titled, "Getting motivated to seek help: Masculine norms and self-regulated motivation in self-help groups."
  • Monday, April 13 from 4 to 5 p.m. Urmitapa Dutta, Assistant Professor of Psychology at UMass Lowell, will be presenting a research colloquium titled, "We always talk about society but we are society: Youth perspectives on structural violence."