Department of Psychology

News & Events


  • UMass Lowell psychology undergrad and grad students “Rocked the House” at NEPA ! Five students from our undergraduate and graduate programs in psychology at UMass Lowell presented posters describing their research at the  New England Psychological Association in Lewiston, Maine on October 18.  Undergrads presenting were Jaclyn  Casavant, Suhad Shahin, and Kelly Morello. Graduate students presenting were Shawn Donnelly and Alexxa Queenan. CONGRATULATIONS!!! 
  • GINA GALLAGHER & PATRICIA TERRASI, authors of "Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid: A survival guide for ordinary parents of special children," will be talking about parenting children with disabilities on Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in O'Leary Library 222. Their book is an exploration of the heartwarming, exasperating, and often very funny side of raising imperfect children in a culture obsessed with perfection. Gina and Patty received the 2008 Heroes in the Fight award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and were recipients of the 2011 YWCA of Merrimack Valley's Tribute to Women award. More information about this event may be found in the Gina and Patty program flyer. Hope to see you there!

Departmental Colloquium Series

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

  • Wednesday, October 15, 1 - 2 p.m. - Doreen Arcus, Associate Professor of Psychology at UMass Lowell, will present "The Geography of Risk: Toxic Pollutants and Autism."
  • Wednesday, October 29, 3 - 4 p.m. - Michael Bar-Johnson, Visiting Lecturer in Psychology at UMass Lowell, will present "Sexual Identity and the Mental Health of Male Sex Workers in the Czech Republic."
  • Wednesday November 5, 3 - 4 p.m. - Miko Wilford, Assistant Professor of Psychology at UMass Lowell, will present "Improving Lineup and Interviewing Procedures: Psychologist-led Reforms for the Legal System."