Congratulations Class of 2021! The Department of Psychology extends congratulations to all graduating students. It has been a privilege to be a part of your journey and we wish you all the best in your future endeavors.
Joel Girgus Memorial Award: Valentina Serna Castrillon & Kira Jones
Lourdes Casal Award: Taisha Blanc
Lillian Robbins Award: Taisha Blanc & Kawanda Gupton
Senior Honors Thesis: Brian Barylski, Taisha Blanc, Bryant Gomez, Jesse Hilario, Eshrat Oyeshee, Raquel Queiruga, Dakota Reis, Umhrada Shievkumar, Viridiana Villasenor
The Psych Department is working remotely due to COVID 19, but our faculty and staff are still available to answer your questions. For general queries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond as soon as possible. Alternatively, please feel free to contact the relevant faculty below. Finally, for advising and mentoring, current undergraduate students are encouraged to arrange an appointment via email with faculty members for the Summer. Contact information and virtual office hour times and links are available here.
Chair: Mauricio Delgado (email@example.com)
Undergraduate Director: Gretchen Van de Walle (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Graduate Director: Vanessa LoBue (email@example.com)
Undergraduate and Graduate Program Information
Assistant Undergraduate Director: Ramona Ross (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Assistant Graduate Director: Ellen Halpern (email@example.com)
Graduation Certifier: Jamie Gorman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Neuroscience Major Coordinator: Michael Shiflett (email@example.com)
Cognitive Neuroscience Minor Coordinator: Michael Shiflett (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Youth Development and Juvenile Justice Minor: Paul Boxer (email@example.com)
Psychology is the study of mental and behavioral processes. Psychologists investigate fundamental questions such as, “How do emotion and reasoning influence one another?”, “What is the relationship between the mind and the brain?”, “How does learning occur?”, “What factors promote and hinder successful interpersonal and group interactions?” and many more. Scholars in the Psychology Department engage in nationally and internationally renowned research, training, and teaching. Unique in its combination of small size and high-impact scholarship, the Psychology Department provides students with a variety of opportunities to gain hands-on experience at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
How You Will Learn
Our students learn how to conceptualize a wide range of questions from a theoretical and empirical perspective, acquiring the ability to bring real data to bear on pressing social and cultural issues of our time. Many of our students go on to pursue clinical, applied, or research-oriented graduate degrees in psychology, counseling, education, or health-related professions. The analytic and critical thinking skills our students acquire also enable students to pursue a wide variety of careers that value innovative, evidence-based thinking. Psychology is proud to offer our students opportunities to conduct research side by side with our outstanding faculty and to be the only undergraduate major program at Rutgers University-Newark to offer students the opportunity to earn Honors in the major. Students in our nationally ranked doctoral program pursue successful careers in higher education as well as industry and business. Come learn with us!
Mauricio Delgado 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Gretchen Van de Walle 12:00-2:00p.m.
Barry Komisaruk 1:00-2:00p.m.
Harold Siegel 1:00-2:20p.m.
Jamil Bhanji 11:30-1:00p.m.
Paul Boxer 12:00-1:30p.m.
Kent Harber 2:00-3:00p.m.
Gretchen Van de Walle 4:00-5:00p.m.
Gerard LaMorte 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Ramona Ross 9:00-12:00p.m.
Elizabeth Tricomi 10:00-11:20a.m.
Ellen Halpern 11:00-1:00p.m.
Stephen Hanson 12:00-1:00p.m.
Jamie Gorman 2:00-4:00p.m
Samantha Heintzelman 3:30-4:30p.m.
Miriam Rosenberg-Lee 4:00-5:00p.m.
Luis Rivera 12:00-1:00p.m.
Jamie Gorman 12:00-2:00p.m.
Michael Shiflett 2:00-3:00p.m.
William Graves 4:00-5:00p.m.
Elizabeth Bonawitz 4:00-4:30p.m.
Vanessa LoBue 10:00-11:00 a.m.