Thursday, September 22, 2016


The following link was identified by one of our fellow students and is an excellent video on the ethics of research in psychology which we are covering now. Add it to your list of videos to watch!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016


There are two extra credit opportunities for all psychology students this semester. A major part of the field of Psychology is continuing to attend lectures to get information from people working in the field. Over the next few weeks, there are a couple of great opportunities to do so here at SCCC.

You can earn up to 5 points on the midterm exam by attending one of the following events and writing a one-page paper on your experience.

September 28th, 11:00am, Montauk Point Room: Rehabilitation through the Arts: is a presentation on a fascinating new approach in Forensic Psychology which uses the creative arts to teach individuals in the prison system to develop life skills and change behavior patterns to reduce recidivism.

October 5th, 9:30am: Mildred Green Room: Health Brain, Happy Life: Come learn about how the fascinating concept of Neuroplasticity can impact the structure and function of your brain. The focus will be on behaviors that can have a positive and negative effect on the brain and will include survivors of traumatic brain injury discussing how different behaviors can effect your health and life.

Making Yourself Happy

The following article describes a study about whether or not being nice to oneself actual leads to increased happiness:

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Monday, September 12, 2016



At Suffolk, we are CREATING AWARENESS and READINESS to END STIGMA about mental health issues.  Please know that if you need support related to your psychological, emotional or social well being, there are counselors available on campus in the Counseling Center (Ammerman Building Room 209) to provide free and confidential counseling services.  Contact Sarah Boles, Coordinator of Mental Health Services, at or (631) 451-4530 for more information.

Thursday, September 8, 2016


PLEASE NOTE: The slides for Anxiety Disorders for Psy225H (Abnormal psychology) were updated on 9/8/2016. Please make sure you download these to have the most updated version......


Meet with 4-year college representatives for advisement, scholarship information or transfer questions.

Colleges will be located in the Counseling Center,

Ammerman Building, Rm. 209, 9:30am-1:30pm unless otherwise noted*

SUNY Farmingdale-- September 19th & October 27th

CUNY Hunter College—September 27th

LIU Riverhead & LIU Brentwood-- September 29th & October 5th

Touro College-- October 4th

SUNY Albany-- October 10th

Molloy College-- October 13th

LIU Post-- October 18th

SUNY Buffalo State College-- October 24th

*Hofstra University-- November 7th (located in BSC, Orient Point Room, 10:30am-1:30pm)



The Criminal Justice and Psychology Departments are excited to host a presentation from:
Dr. Katherine Vockins, Honorable William Hanauer and an alumnus of Rehabilitation through the Arts
Wednesday, September 28th at 11am in the Montauk Point Room
RTA works in five maximum and medium security prisons including Sing Sing and Bedford Hills Correctional Facilities. The program uses theatre, dance music, voice, writing and visual arts as tools to develop life skills and change behavior patterns. RTA has launched a program with its alumni to develop a play about the experience and challenges of coming home. It will be staged in New York City in early 2017 and then be brought back inside the walls to help the incarcerated better prepare for release.
Rehabilitation through the Arts is dedicated to criminal justice issues and has recently begun a consulting venture in order to disseminate the RTA model nationwide.
Sponsored by the Office of Campus Activities and Student Leadership Development

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Possible Treatment for Alzheimer's Disease

Scientists are working diligently in order to better understand the etiology of different psychological disorders as well as to develop more effective treatment. A recent study was published suggesting the possibility of a breakthrough in being able to treat Alzheimer's Disease in its' early stages. The following article is a great review of this fascinating research and gives a glimpse into how better understanding the brain can lead to advances in treatment for many neurological/psychological disorders.