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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.



Meeting of the Minds – Clinical Neuropsychology talks at Hofstra

Please join us for talks on Clinical Neuropsychology by two Hofstra researchers. Details below.


Opportunity for students to meet with Hofstra Psych grad about her work / grad school experiences

Hofstra’s Honors College invites all students (not just those who are in Honors College) to attend a Breakfast with Louise Walters (class of 2012)  on Wed, March 26, at 9 am in the HUHC conference room, 244 Axinn, second floor. To read about Louise’s recent activities, click here.

Graduate school information session – Wed, 3/26, 11:30, Hauser 109

Dr. William Sanderson  (Professor of Clinical Psychology at Hofstra) will give a talk about admissions requirements and other important details to consider for applying to graduate programs in Clinical Psychology. It’s never to early to start thinking about life after college. Even if graduation is a ways off for you, if you think graduate school is in your future, you should attend Dr. Sanderson’s talk.

FREE practice tests (GRE, LSAT, MCAT) Sat, 3/1 10 am

Kaplan partners with Hofstra Continuing Education to bring free programming on campus to help students learn everything regarding graduate school entrance exams.  This spring, we are offering students the opportunity to take the GRE, LSAT, and MCAT Practice Test on campus on Saturday, March 1 at 10am.  We simulate the test day experience so students can pinpoint their strengths and weaknesses when it comes to these tests and the types of questions they receive.

Locations: GRE: TBA; LSAT, Breslin 111; MCAT, Breslin 112

We are also offering GMAT, DAT, OAT, and PCAT online throughout February and March. Students can take the tests in the comfort of their homes and get their results immediately.
Students can enroll at


Criminology Program’s Annual lecture series. Dr. Charles Levinthal Presents “Drug Enforcement and Drug Control in a World of Narcoterrorism and Global Politics”, Wed 2/26

Dr. Charles F. Levinthal is Professor of Psychology and former Chair of the Department of Psychology at Hofstra University.  He is the author of sixteen books, including Drugs, Behavior, and Modern Society, 8th edition (2014), and the upcoming 4th edition of Drugs, Society, and Criminal Justice, scheduled for release in January 2015.

The international business of illicit drugs, referred to as the global illicit drug trade, is sustained on the basis of brutality, political expediency, greed, and in many countries, a continuing pattern of political corruption.  The focus of the lecture is on the impact of the global illicit drug trade and its ever-changing system of drug trafficking on patterns of drug abuse in America.  Particular attention will be directed to the impact of narcoterrorism in Afghanistan, Colombia, and Mexico, as well as transnational narcoterrorism among groups operating throughout the world.

Wednesday, February 26th  Common Hour (11:15-12:45)

Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater

Axinn Library

*This event is free and open to the public*

*light refreshments will be served*

For more information contact:

Dr. Liena Gurevich, Criminology Program Director

Psych Club, Wed 2/26 in Hauser 109 during common hour

Professor J. Froh will be presenting on Positive Psychology and the Psychology of gratitude.