Department of Psychology

News & Events

Announcements

  • 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.

  • Henry DeLima, one of our graduating seniors who is also in the Emerging Scholars Program at the university, won an award from the College of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences for research that he presented at the Student Research and Community Engagement Symposium on April 21. The research project was concerned with mind wandering and was supervised by Dr. Yana Weinstein, Assistant Professor of Psychology at UMass Lowell. Congratulations, Henry!

  • The annual Psi Chi induction ceremony was held on April 21 in O'Leary 222 at UMass Lowell. Psi Chi is the international honor society in psychology whose members must have an outstanding academic record. We inducted 50 new members that evening. Congratulations to all!

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."