Main Office Information
- Location: JFT 314
- ACADEMIC YEAR HOURS: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m.
- SUMMER HOURS: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1:30-4 p.m.
- Phone: 845-257-3470
- Department Secretary: Jane Lehman (email@example.com)
- Department Chair: Glenn Geher (firstname.lastname@example.org; Glenn's Hours found at: glenngeher.com)
- FIND US ON FACEBOOK (NP Psych Community Group - great for keeping students, faculty, staff, and alumni connected!)
- Contact the Undergraduate Psychology Association (UPA) here!
- Contact our chapter of Psi Chi here!
- New Paltz's psych community joins the Hashtag Revolution! If you've got department-related pictures (from a conference, event, class, etc.), please feel free to tag them with BOTH #nppsych and #npsocial (and make sure settings are set to PUBLIC for these pics). This is apparently the big new thing! Happy hashtagging!
Information for Majors and Students
- Undergraduate Advisor Hours
- Undergraduate Psychology Handbook / Guide
- Detailed Contact Information (whom to contact for questions about advising, subject pool, or graduate programs)
- Psychology Subject Pool: Go to the subject pool online system (Sona) or read the subject pool guidelines.
- Registration Information: Please see the Advising Newsletter, which includes information on PSY498 course topic descriptions, how to sign up for Crisis Intervention, Internship, and Practicum, and more for the upcoming terms.
- Worried about graduating on time? Please see this note from the Chair
- Newest Issue of Alumni Newsletter (The Self Monitor): 2015
- Archived issues of our Alumni Newsletter (i.e., The Self Monitor) can be found here.
- Department News
- Process for Disseminating Departmental News
The Psychology Department is dedicated to teaching, research, and public service. Instruction in the methods and content of the field of psychology is provided within the liberal arts and sciences' tradition of encouraging intellectual and personal development. The curriculum offers a diversity of learning situations and includes many opportunities for writing.
The undergraduate program prepares students for graduate study or entry level employment. The graduate program is designed for those who intend to continue at the doctoral level, to gain employment in applied or scientific settings, or to obtain advanced training related to present employment. The Department is committed to the ongoing assessment of its programs.
Both undergraduate and graduate students are required to study research methods and statistics and to comprehend the empirical nature of psychology. The ethical principles of the field are stressed, so that students come to value the dignity of the individual, the importance of promoting human welfare, and the maintenance of scientific, academic, and professional integrity.