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last psych advising event of the semester: stress management

Hello Psychology Community,

The end of the academic semester is near and we want to provide you a last opportunity to attend our Stress Management Workshop prepared especially for the Psychology Department. The event will take place TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2021 from 1-3pm. Please see the ZOOM link below and try to attend it. This will be our last event of the semester:

Stress Management, 12/8- https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88634180606?pwd=VmxRMDJZYUgvK3lDSkIweU9GMUlWZz09 Meeting ID: 886 3418 0606 Passcode: 922189 Stress Management Workshop: Are you looking for new ways to manage your stress during COVID-19, during the final weeks of the academic semester? In this workshop, we’ll identify and address unhealthy behaviors before they become a barrier to your success. While stress can’t be completely avoided, this workshop will teach you how to reduce stress and anxiety by introducing healthy methods of coping and solid strategies to combat the stress in your daily life.

We are looking forward to seeing you then!

This message is brought to you by your Student Academic Advising in Psychology Office: Stay connected, participate!

A note on burnout

Feeling Burnout? Let’s try to make that better!

As students, we might feel that after long hours of studying nonstop, we start feeling tired and unmotivated. We just want to take a long break. This is one definition of the word “burnout” has. The feeling of not being able to continue–of feeling so drained of your energy that you feel everything is pointless. This is one of the most common things to happen to us students. And who can blame us for feeling like that? We do so many things at once, while striving to keep good grades. It is so difficult. So, today I will try to share some stuff I do when I feel burnout that usually helps me get motivated.

One thing I love doing is dancing, and yes, this is an activity that requires energy, but there is a difference between mental energy and physical energy. While dancing requires both, it will come down to the purpose behind your dance. I generally aim to learn and grow as a dancer, but when feeling burnout, I just freestyle to whatever I want and let my feelings out. This fuels me with energy. This is one thing you can try! You do not need to be a dancer to dance; just have fun! Other options are to take a walk, get some fresh air and connect with nature. Yes, we live in a city, but just go to your nearest park and relax. Perhaps listen to some chill music there (or anywhere). That is something I greatly enjoy doing, especially when I’m listening to relaxing sounds. I know this won’t work for everyone, but you might try it. I will applaud you from here!

-Jeshua Restituyo, Writer

PSI CHI INDUCTION THIS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3RD, 2021

The Hunter College Psychology Department cordially invites you to its:

Psi Chi Induction

December 3, 2021

3:00 P.M. TO 4:15 P.M.

Topic: Psi Chi Fall 2021 Induction


Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 846 9349 6320
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CALL FOR PROPOSALS: EASTERN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION

Hello Psychology Students,

The deadline for proposals to the Eastern Psychological Association has been extended.  This year the event will take place in New York so please take advantage of the opportunity and submit a paper, poster, or symposium proposal.

Please see further info and the link below:

https://www.easternpsychological.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1

The new dates are as follows.

SUBMISSION DEADLINES EXTENDED:
The deadlines have been extended for submitting a paper, poster, or symposium proposal for the annual Eastern Psychological Association meeting, which will be held at the Marriott Marquis in New York City on March 3-5, 2022.

The submissions portal is open now and will remain open until 5:00 PM EST on December 5, for regular submissions and December 10 , 2021 for the special undergraduate poster session.   To access the portal, please use the login information on the Members Only page.  Please be certain to read the EPA submissions guidelines and the FAQs prior to preparing your submission.  Please remember that only Members, Fellows, and Associates (i.e., student members) with an expiration date of May 31, 2022, may submit proposals for the meeting. 

This message is brought to you by your Student Academic Advising in Psychology: Stay connected, participate!

SUPPORT YOUR FRIENDS IN PSYCH HONORS!

Hello Psychology Community,

The students taking PSYCH-39600-Honors in Psychology I or PSYCH-39800-Honors in Psychology II will be presenting their research work next TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2021 from 9:30-11am and we hope that you can join us then!

Come to hear about the most diverse topics and interesting work.  Come to learn about the work done at our Honors Program.  Come to support your colleagues, your classmates, or your students!

Please see below the ZOOM link for the oral presentations and the PADLET link for the poster presentations.  We are looking forward to seeing you then!

Zoom link is below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89518801630

Posters will be presented at:

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speaking of mental health (NAMI EVENTS)

We are promoting a couple of NAMI events here because we are committed to students’ mental health. We believe these events have the potential to shore up your mental wellbeing.

This upcoming Wednesday (11/17/21) we will host an event regarding Racial Trauma & Resilience. We will discuss racial traumas and ways in order to cope with it. Here is the registration link for the event This upcoming Thursday (11/18/21), we will host an event regarding Burnout Prevention. As college students, many of us can relate to experiencing some sort of burnout due to our classes, etc. We will discuss more burnout and share tips/tricks/advice on how to help prevent burnout and coping methods one can take. Here is the link to register link for the event.

 If you have any questions, feel free to email us or contact us via our social media. We hope to see you all at the event!
**If the link does not work: here is the QR code to register**

Left QR code is for the Racial Trauma & Resilience Event 
Right QR code is for the Burnout Prevention Event 

THE PSYCHOLOGY CLUB PRESENTS…


The psychology club will be hosting a virtual Research related event this WEDNESDAY (11/17) at 6 pm. Where we will promote a program at Hunter that funds research: BP-ENDURE/RISE. We will also be hosting a BP-ENDURE alumnus, Mia Roberts who will discuss her experience as a researcher.

Contact hunterpsychcollective@gmail.com or DM one of the e-board members of Psychology Club for the link!

oPTIMIZING rESILIENCE wORKSHOP

Hello Psychology Students,

The Student Academic Advising in Psychology Office’s Optimizing Resilience Workshop will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, November 10, 2021, from 1-3pm:

Taking a challenging course this semester? Didn’t do well in your exams? Do not loose confidence in yourself! Everyone faces challenges and hardship at times. Setbacks, hassles and stressors are an inevitable part of life. An important part of success in college and in life however, is the ability to be resilient when faced with these challenges. The Optimizing Resilience Workshop will offer a skills-based approach focused on exercises that will introduce the concepts of practicing gratitude, mindfulness, and rethinking failure to optimize resilience. This workshop will introduce strategies to strengthen one’s ability to bounce back from adversity, to grow, and thrive in various areas of life including academically, professionally and interpersonally.


Join us via ZOOM tomorrow at 1pm!  Please see the link and password below.  No pre-registration is required.  This workshop is open to all undergraduate, MA, certificate program, and doctoral students!  We are looking forward to seeing you then!


Optimizing Resilience, 11/10/2021 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87841558497?pwd=NndjQVlnSWFyMVkyVDQyUTdldEN2QT09 Meeting ID: 878 4155 8497 Passcode: 396831

A note on the restorative properties of memes

When fraught times come, suddenly we feel trapped in a box of anxiety and stress where we feel there’s no way out. A pandemic being an example of a high stressor in our current day-to-day lives, being one thing that has changed our lives forever. In the last year we all went through a long time of not being able to see our dear ones, but thanks to the technology of online communication we deal with this by talking to them every time it is possible. But another thing that has proven to help us cope with this stress has been none other than memes. Yes memes, the funny images, quotes, cute stuff and such whose purpose is to have a comedic effect on people. “As the pandemic continued on, I noticed people were creating a lot of memes about COVID-19 and the stressors associated with life during a pandemic.” (Dolan, 2021). This study, through a survey, discovered how those who checked on Memes often showed more positive emotions that might have helped with reducing stress levels.

Me being a guy who lives for memes has noticed how these actually helped me have a more positive outlook with the pandemic, as I always send memes to my friends and relatives. Or call them to check funny short memes videos on discord, an app where can share our phone screens and such. For example, we love watching memes about a video game called Animal crossing. So, if you feel down, take some time out of your life to check some funny memes, it can be images, videos that’ll make you smile. – Jeshua Restituyo, Writer

Interested in animal behavior? look no further.

This is a friendly reminder about Student Academic Advising in Psychology’s event “Get to Know Your Psychology Major: Animal Behavior Concentration” which will take place TOMORROW, Wednesday, October 27, 2021 from 1:30-3pm. 

Please see below the original message and link for the ZOOM registration.  Once you register for the event, you’ll receive a link and password to the event.  So if you have yet to register, please do so.  We are looking forward to seeing you then!

“Did you declare your Psychology Major recently and want to know more details about the Program? Do you want to know more info about our Animal Behavior Concentration?

Have you declared your Psychology Major sometime ago and want to learn more about your options?  Do you want to learn more details about our Animal Behavior Concentration?

Are you close to graduating and want to make sure you completed all the requirements for the Psychology Major?

Do you want to met our Faculty and Academic Advisers!

Then see the ZOOM link below, register and join us via ZOOM TOMORROW, Wednesday, October 28th from 1:30-3pm for our “Get to Know Your Psychology Major: Animal Behavior Concentration” event:
You are invited to a Zoom meeting: Get to Know Your Psychology Major: Animal Behavior Concentration: 
When: Oct 27, 2021 01:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 
Register in advance for this meeting:https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZctcuCprDktEt3cRJPtbDquJenCx6-7u7bM 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

TWO EVENTS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT ACADEMIC ADVISING OFFICE

1) The Optimizing Resilience Workshop will take place TOMORROW, Wednesday, October 20, 2021, from 1-3pm:

Taking a challenging course this semester? Didn’t do well in your exams? Do not loose confident in yourself! Everyone faces challenges and hardship at times because, unfortunately, setbacks, hassles and stressors are an inevitable part of life. An important part of success in college and in life however, is the ability to be resilient when faced with these challenges. The Optimizing Resilience Workshop will offer a skills-based approach focused on exercises that will introduce the concepts of practicing gratitude, mindfulness, and rethinking failure to optimize resilience. This workshop will introduce strategies to strengthen one’s ability to bounce back from adversity, to grow, and thrive in various areas of life including academically, professionally and interpersonally.

Please see below the link and join us via ZOOM:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86402570144?pwd=Umd1YW9CbDlBM0hWU01YeUxNdEhDQT09

Meeting ID: 864 0257 0144 Passcode: 619061

2) The Resume Writing Clinic workshop will take place this FRIDAY, October 22, 2021, from 1-3pm:

Please see below the link to the workshop and join us via ZOOM:

It is time to prepare or update your resume so you may apply for Independent Studies/Internships for the Spring 2022 registration, for graduate school, jobs, etc. Take advantage of the opportunity and join us for our Resume Writing Clinic, prepared with you in mind!

Please see below the link and join us via ZOOM:

Topic: Resume Writing Clinic
Join Zoom Meeting : https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89792616318

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A NOTE ON MENTAL HEALTH in young people

In light of World Mental Health Day, young people are more likely to be mentally impacted from the effects of COVID-19, per CDC.


October 10, 2021 is considered by the World Health Organization to be World Mental Health day, where the objective is to bring awareness to mental health issues around the world. It is also where efforts are made to continue the work of supporting those with mental health issues from advocates to specialists. In light of this, the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) published a new report where they indicate a fluctuating pattern of anxiety and depression that coincided with COVID-19 peaks in cases. In other words, whenever COVID-19 cases were high, the level of anxiety and depression were high as well. In fact, the age group affected the most were people aged 18-29. According to CDC, “Nationwide, average anxiety severity scores increased 13% from August to December 2020 and then decreased 26.8% from December 2020 to June 2021. Similar increases and decreases occurred in depression severity scores.”


Given these scores, it’s important to highlight the importance of taking care of your mental health. Especially since numerous studies have shown that young people have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic globally. There are an array of resources you can find to take the steps you need to take care of yourself mentally. It is okay not to be okay. Check out Hunter’s Counseling and Wellness services (https://hunter.cuny.edu/students/counseling-and-wellness-services/) to start – Alex Segundo, Writer

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DEADLINES

The deadline to submit first drafts of your articles for Psych News is Friday, October 15th, at 11:59 PM. Please refer to the last two emails from psychnewshunter@gmail.com for more details and reach out to us there with any questions!

The deadline to apply to Psi Chi, the national honor society in psychology, is 10/29/21. Psi Chi confers a number of benefits onto its members; please check out our “Psi Chi” tab for more information about this prestigious organization and how to apply.

Also upcoming is the opening of the application to take Psychology 306, Dr. Dawn Dugan’s Seminar in Psychological Services. The intent of this course is to provide hands on learning experience in clinical settings that allow you to learn about the work of psychologically oriented professions that deliver services to individuals and/or communities. As a student, you will work in a placement of your choice, present yourself professionally, and receive supervision in an institutional setting appropriate to undergraduate learning. For more information , reach out to Dr. Dugan at dd552@hunter.cuny.edu!

What is the Psych News Blog?

We envision a space where students can write short blurbs about anything in the realm of psychology. Perhaps a new study has been published with exciting results that you’d like to summarize in a paragraph. Or maybe you have discovered something interesting in your own research. The blog will also likely share information about events and deadlines pertinent to the Psychology Collective and the Psychology department. You can help decide!