Those who are interested in applying to graduate school in psychology would benefit from viewing the American Psychological Association’s free video guide for preparing for and applying to graduate school:

Additionally, if you would like to learn more about how to carry out a research study, please see the Psi Chi Research Group’s shared Google Drive folder.

The Psi Chi Research Group is a group of members who will be working on psychological research studies. You can propose your own study or help someone else with theirs. All Psi Chi Honor Society members are eligible to join.

If you want to be a researcher, you must complete an online ethics training course and if you are not a CUNY student, you must also complete an Independent Researcher Form once you get involved with preparing a study. All research must be approved by the Institutional Review Board.

Joining the group is an option to gain research experience if you are not already an RA in a lab, and it is a great way to learn about the process of carrying out a real research study. We will have regular meetings in the fall with our research advisors, Dr. Patricia D’Ateno and Dr. Usha Barahmand, who are both psychology faculty at QC. Undergraduate student Santino Morrone will also be coordinating the group.

Interested members should send an email to

This workshop is highly recommended to all psychology students who are considering graduate study. We hope to see you there!

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WHEN: Monday May 13th, Free Hour (12:15pm-1:30pm)
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On May 8 during Free Hour, we will host a seminar with Professor Ilyssa Monda, MABN. She is a Behavioral Neuroscientist and teaches at QC as an adjunct professor. You may have taken one of her classes!

The seminar will begin at 12:15 in Science Building room A302 and pizza will be served. She will speak about some of her experiences in her career. We hope to see you there!
Prof. Monda Seminar May 8

Psi Chi has been asked by the Psychology Department to share this message with you. It is about an opportunity for undergraduates to do research at Baruch College.

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Dear Colleagues,

We are now inviting undergraduates to apply for participation in Baruch College’s 2019-2020 NSF-REU program. We would be grateful if you would share this information with your undergraduates and encourage them to apply.

The REU site at Baruch College will offer advanced research training for one academic year to 12 undergraduate students who attend colleges and universities in the New York metropolitan area. REU students will begin work in the program in late August 2019 and complete their training in May 2020. Students will be paid $2100 per 14-week semester to work at least 10 hours per week in one of the ongoing psychology research labs at Baruch College.

The deadline for applications is June 1, 2019.

Thank you in advance for helping us share this opportunity with students in the New York metropolitan area. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me by phone at 646-312-3815 or by email at

With best wishes,

Mindy Engle-Friedman

The application and program information are on the REU website:


REU Flyer 2019-2020

Additional information and application: NSF-REUApplication2019-2020

We at the Psi Chi chapter would like to congratulate our newly elected executive board members for the 2019-2020 academic year! The new board members are:
President – Tatjana Mustać
Vice-President – Neila Sujak
Secretary – Ashley Chu
Treasurer – Anxhela Kanani
We wish them all the best of luck!

The New York Blood Center is holding a blood drive on campus right after Spring Break! Please make your best effort to attend if you are eligible to donate.


When: Monday, April 29, 2019

9:00am – 8:30pm

Where: Dining Hall Patio Room

64-80 Kissena Blvd., Flushing NY

We need your help! 


Your donation will help to save up to THREE lives. Our community hospitals need your help.  Please share this lifesaving gift! 

Thank You for Caring!


Eligibility Criteria:

  • Bring ID with signature or Donor Card.         
  • Minimum weight 110 lbs.
  • Eat well (low fat) & drink fluids
  • No tattoos for past 12 months
  • Age 16 – 75 (16 year olds must have parental permission. Age 76 and over need doctor’s note)


For questions concerning medical eligibility call 1-800-688-0900 or visit

For more information, please call Doreen @ 516-805-6915

Are you planning on attending graduate school in psychology? Do you have at least another year left at Queens College and want to get more involved on campus? Then you should run for a Psi Chi executive board position!
Our board members help the campus community by organizing psychology-related events. Examples of previous events include:

  • Our graduate school fair last semester, which included representatives from Columbia University, Touro College, CUNY Baruch College, and others
  • A seminar with Dr. Jeffrey Goldberg, an Industrial/Organizational psychologist who teaches at QC
  • Sponsoring blood drives for the New York Blood Center (NYBC). We reserve rooms for them and publicize their drives while encouraging people to donate
  • An ice cream social, when we gave out free sundaes to people attending the Fall Festival while telling them about our club.

Running an Honor Society takes a lot of dedication, so we are very thankful for our faculty advisor, Dr. Patricia D’Ateno, who helps us out throughout the semester. Working closely with her as next year’s President may allow you to get a good letter of recommendation! 
We also get a mailbox and storage space in the Psychology Department, which allows us to get acquainted with the staffers who work there. On top of that, the Department Chair sends us information about valuable opportunities for events, like when professors from other schools want to speak with QC students.
In addition to being an Honor Society, Psi Chi is also considered a club by the College. That means we are given a budget, which allows us to purchase food for our events.
Being on the board will give you experience in running an organization, which will be valuable for any career field. You’ll get to meet new people, specialize in your job, and have a fantastic position to put on your résumé. It’s one of the best things you can do to help you get into grad school!
Please keep in mind that in order to run for a position, you will need to either be a current Psi Chi Honor Society member, or someone who paid their membership dues this semester.

While running our organization is a big responsibility, you won’t be alone. Here a basic idea of what you can expect to do if you win one of the positions:

  • President-You will be the face of our chapter. You’ll take charge of event planning and helping students apply to become members. You will usually be the one who takes care of important tasks like submitting room reservation forms, ordering food, and reaching out to QC Professors to arrange seminars. You will correspond with the Office of Student Development and Leadership (which is in charge of all clubs), Dr. D’Ateno, the NYBC, and the Psychology Department. You will also attend (or appoint someone to attend) the monthly Congress of Club Presidents meetings, where you will learn more about how to run the club (and get free pizza)
  • Vice-President-You will check the Psi Chi email account regularly and respond to student inquiries. We don’t get many emails except for during certain times of the semester (like before the grad school fair and the induction ceremony). You’ll also reach out to people from other institutions to ask them to attend our grad school fair, and you’ll help the President with their responsibilities.
  • Secretary-You will make flyers for our events and put them up around campus. You will also take meeting minutes and maintain our mailing list.
  • Treasurer-You will collect the membership dues, make sure they are filled out correctly, and bring them to the Queens College Association to be sent to Psi Chi National. While you will be checking our mailbox weekly, most of your work will be done only once a semester. 
  • Public-Relations Officer-You will compose announcement emails to send out to our mailing list and you will maintain our chapter’s website (link below!)

All board members will need to make a two-semester commitment (from Fall 2019 to Spring 2020) and will be sworn in at our induction ceremony on Wednesday, May 8 at 7:30 p.m.It’s okay if you can’t make it, but please attend if you can!
If you are interested in running for any of these positions, we encourage you to attend an information session on Wednesday, April 3 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Science Building room A302. We will explain the positions in more detail, answer your questions, and tell you how to prepare for the election, which will take place on Wednesday, April 17, also from 12:15 to 1:30, in Science Building room A302. If you want to run but can’t make either of these, please email us ASAP!– 
2018-2019 QC Psi Chi E-BoardCheck out our website to find out more about Psi Chi.Let us know if you would like to be on our mailing list to stay updated on future opportunities!

Psi Chi Deadline (Spring 2019)

As of right now, Queens College Association is still processing the membership dues payments. We will email all of the new members once the process is complete. When it is complete, we will order membership certificates for them as well.

We hope you all enjoy the rest of the holiday season.


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