Category Archives: Education

Bridge Day opportunity at University of Delaware

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Delaware is hosting a visit day on September 14, 2018 for historically under-represented students who are interested in graduate training in behavioral neuroscience, clinical psychology, cognitive psychology, or social psychology. We welcome rising seniors and recent graduates to apply by completing an online application (see attached call for applications). Successful applicants will receive an all-expense paid trip to our campus in Newark, DE where they will learn about the Ph.D. programs at the University of Delaware, meet with faculty mentors and graduate students, and attend professional development talks. The application is open now and will close June 15.

UD_Visit BRIDGE Day Call for Applications 2018


Summer cog neuro workshop at U. Delaware

This workshop for undergraduates will be a two-week intensive experience in learning cognitive and brain sciences.  Topics covered include optogenetics, multiple methods in brain imaging (with labs), neuropsychology, language, spatial perception, social cognition, replicability, and more.  Furthermore, a few students can apply to do research over the entire summer at the University of Delaware. This workshop is free thanks to generous support from the National Science Foundation. Continue reading

Hofstra Creativity Week Psychology-themed events

Wednesday, March 15

10:15-11:30 a.m.  How Creativity Innovates Research and Practice in Psychology

Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library.

Two Hofstra Psychology Department faculty members discuss how creativity informs enhancing children’s education.

Computer Science, Gaming and Virtual Reality Psychotherapy: A Creative Progression: In this talk, Mitchell Schare, Hofstra professor of psychology, discusses how basic computer science research of the 1980s and ’90s spawned the gaming industry, enabling further development of modern virtual reality. While many applications of virtual reality technology exist, Dr. Schare explores and demonstrates the use of virtual environments for psychotherapy purposes.

 Positive Education: Jeffrey Froh, Hofstra associate professor of psychology, discusses positive education as the answer to the call for education reform. Teachers, psychologists, administrators, and school staff must understand and appreciate the role character strengths play in our children’s education. Making children happier is as important as increasing their GPAs. It is imperative that we see how critical it is to have education that emphasizes increasing children’s positive emotions, engagement, positive relationships, meaning in life, achievement, and health.  Sponsored by the Department of Psychology.

11:40 a.m.    Virtual Reality (VR) Test-Drive

Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library.

Learn about the history of virtual reality and explore the various ways you can experience VR at this workshop run by Student Computing Services. Test-drive a virtual reality headset as well.