Psychology Major

Psychology class
Assistant Professor of Psychology Robert Kirk teaches a class in Fitzelle Hall

Overview

Oneonta’s psychology program provides a theoretical and practical background in psychology designed to prepare you for graduate school and a wide range of careers. Approximately one-third of our psychology graduates pursue graduate studies in psychology and related fields.

Opportunities

Special opportunities include teaching assistantships, off-campus internships and independent study projects, working closely with a faculty member in small groups. Recent research projects have been conducted in the areas of perception, verbal learning, implicit memory, early memory, visual imagery, communication, social psychology, perceptual styles, anxiety disorders, psychoneuroendocrinology, social cognition, stereotype and prejudice, adult development and aging, personality and aggression, gender cognitions, parenting and parent-child relations, health promotion, and behavior change.

Student Organizations

Two student organizations, the Psychology Club and Psi Chi (national honor society for psychology) chapter, arrange visits to educational and professional institutions, conduct workshops and panels, bring in speakers and organize trips to regional or national conferences, where students pursuing independent study projects have presented posters and papers.

Contact

Psychology Department
161 Fitzelle Hall
607-436-3223

Profiles
Ashley Mancino
Students
I love telling the story of meeting my freshman-year roommate. We still live together now, and we have our first apartment together. When I first met her, it was over Facebook. We never met until our first night. … and we live together three years later!
Diamond Thomas
Students
I found my friends through the clubs I’m in. The first time I roller-skated was up here. My friends and I like to go to the free movies in Red Dragon Theater. I live off campus now, but I miss everything that was on campus.
Luis Montalvo
Students
Being an RA has been a challenge in a good way. It teaches you responsibility. It taught me a lot about myself and what I want to do after graduation. It was the greatest experience I could have ever gotten because I fell so many times, but it made me strong. It made me who I am today.
Nadina Espinosa
Students
The moment I stepped on campus, I knew I belonged here. I love that I'm able to pursue what I want to do as a career – psychology – while also pursuing my passion for theater.
Tatyana Reese
Students
The Child and Family Studies program here is unique. I think the fact that I can leave in four years with two bachelor’s degrees is awesome. Someday, I hope to work with children in crisis and families and be able to help them out.