Curious about the field of Psychology? NJCU’s Psychology community is composed of two bodies, NJCU’s Psychology Society and NJCU’s chapter of Psi Chi, The International Honor Society In Psychology. Together, we hope to inspire future leaders to use Psychology in their daily lives in order to develop essential skills needed in any field of work!
The Psychology Society is a student-run organization that opens to all majors at NJCU! If you are curious about what the concentration holds, engage with us and find the beauty of the social science of the mind! Psychology is everywhere, therefore, let’s apply it to our daily lives and become altruistic members of society! Being members of the Psychology Society, we create a safe and informative environment for students of all majors to share topics of interest and find the relationships they may have to Psychology.
Interested in joining the Psych Club?
If you have any questions, contact the NJCU Psychology Society President, Haydee Soriano ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
NJCU’s chapter of Psi Chi is open to all students majoring or minoring in Psychology! Join us if you are looking to dive deep into the beauty of this social science!
Psi Chi Honor Society Member Benefits:
If you meet the above criteria APPLY NOW or by January 1st, 2021
If you have any questions, contact NJCU’s Psi Chi President, Tripti Misir ( email@example.com ).
Meeting Dates & Events!
Due to COVID-19, we will be hosting our meetings and events online through Zoom!
Here is our 2020-21 meeting schedule.
You also find past events we have held along with future event ideas.
September 14, 2:30-3:00PM
October 12, 2:30-3:00PM
November 2, 2:30-3:00PM
January 25, 2:30-3:00PM
February 22, 2:30-3:00PM
March 22, 2:30-3:00PM
April 12, 2:30-3:00PM
May 10, 2:30-3:00PM
Be sure to check your email for Zoom Meeting details.
Also, stay updated through Instagram @NJCUPsiChi and @Psyc.Club.NJCU
Missed our events? No problem! Here are the contents of our wonderful sessions with you all. We hope to see you in our next event!
Future Event Ideas:
Dr. Yuksel is the co-advisor of Psi-Chi. She is a developmental psychologist and is enthusiastic about creating a non-traditional class to promote student growth. Dr. Yuksel also spends her time researching, planning student study abroad trips, and helping her students find better ways to learn. Her goal is to see her student fall in love with psychology rather than be afraid of it and succeed. As a co-advisor, she is always motivating Psi-Chi members to become involved and explore the psychology field and always encourages questions. Dr. Yuksel is a committed club advisor and helps Psi-Chi’s goal of connecting with psychology.
Dr. Zhang is the co-advisor of Psi Chi. She conducts research that examines biological and environmental effects on human emotions and behavior development with integrations of neurobiological approaches and statistical methods. While collaborating with students, Dr. Zhang allows students to grow at their own pace and discover the many opportunities that a single student can have while achieving academic and scientific excellence.
Haydee is an Honors program student, double majoring in Political Science and Psychology. As aspiring lawyer, Haydee values the importance of involvement on campus, from competing in Mock Trial and Model United Nations competitions, to joining research teams and organizations to further enhance skills needed for professional development. She holds memberships in Psi Chi, and Pi Sigma Alpha, National Political Science Honor Society. Haydee is looking forward to pursuing her J.D to practice her dream career of law with a concentration in public service (civil, family and immigration law). She will continue to strive towards ensuring other members feel included and powerful as she curates a program to show that Psychology is everywhere!
Alisa Martin Leighton joined New Jersey City University as a doctoral candidate in Cohort 7 of the university’s Educational Technology Leadership program. For her last year in the program, she will complete her dissertation on “The mental health of university professors as they transition from face-to-face settings to online teaching and learning as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.”
In addition to her doctoral studies, the Fall semester of 2021, Martin Leighton will take part in the LDTC program at NJCU. Currently, she practices as a therapist and in the process of establishing a publishing company publish books for children with special needs. Martin Leighton is also member of The State of New Jersey’s Preschool Standard’s Committee and actively participates in several workshops for New Jersey’s Council for Exceptional Children.
Most of Martin Leighton educational experience has been in New York City, where she attained her undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education at The City College of Education (CCNY) and her graduate degree in Early Childhood Education at The Bank Street College of Education while collaborating with various departments within Columbia University.
Martin Leighton‘s years in education have been extensive. In total, she has over thirty years of serving families both in New York and New Jersey. She spent ten years as an administrator in a Head Start program in Brooklyn, New York, and the remaining years as a therapist for Early Intervention and a classroom teacher at Bank Street.