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Department of Psychology Announces Five Undergraduate Concentrations

The Department of Psychology announces the availability of five academic concentrations, which will be available to students in Fall 2017. The concentrations include:

  1. Behavior Analysis
  2. Clinical Psychology
  3. Community Psychology
  4. Disability Studies and
  5. Health Psychology

A description of each concentration and requirements are described in Undergraduate Concentrations in the Psychology Department.

Departmental Colloquium Series

Typically, three departmental colloquia will be presented during the fall and spring semesters. The Departmental Colloquia page contains videos of colloquia that have already taken place, covering several years of past presentations.

2016 - 2017 Series

  • Oct. 26, 2016 - Ashleigh Hillier, Associate Professor of Psychology at UMass Lowell, will be presenting a colloquium on Wednesday, October 26 at 11 a.m. in HSSB 130. The title of her talk is, "Evaluating a university mentoring program: Outcomes for students with disabilities".
  • Nov. 9, 2016 - Christopher Allen, Assistant Professor of Psychology at UMass Lowell, will be presenting a colloquium on Wednesday, November 9 from 11 a.m. - Noon  in HSSB 130. The title of his talk is, "Sexual assault experiences of women attending historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs)." 
  • Nov. 16, 2016 - Joseph Gonzalez, Assistant Professor of Psychology at UMass Lowell, will be presenting a colloquium on Wednesday, November 16 from 11 a.m - Noon in O'Leary 222. The title of his talk is, "Are ovulatory effects in humans a result of p-hacking: Informing the debate with complex power analysis simulations?" 
  • Mar. 8, 2017 - Joseph Gonzalez, Assistant Professor of Psychology at UMass Lowell, will be presenting a colloquium on Wednesday, March 8 from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. in HSS 165.  The title of his talk is, "Identification of distinct reading profiles in students with high functioning autism using an exploratory application of latent profile analysis."

Past Events

  • February 22 - The Department of Psychology hosted two important workshops in Feb. for students this semester. A Career Workshop was held and a Graduate School Workshop followed. These workshops provided help to undergraduates as they consider career and graduate school options.
  • February 23 - Doreen Arcus, Associate Professor of Psychology at UMass Lowell, presented a colloquium titled, "Students with disabilities, bias, and the school-to-prison pipeline."
  • April 13 - Yana Weinstein, Assistant Professor of Psychology at UMass Lowell, presented a colloquium titled, "A Student’s Journey Through Learning: How Can Cognitive Psychologists Help?"
  • April 21 - Matt Murphy, Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology at UMass Lowell, presented a colloquium titled, "Avian Visual Cognition - Lateral and Frontal Visual Memory"