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The Psychology program hosts numerous events for its students and faculty, as well as the wider community.
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Psychology Research Day
This year, we are honored to be virtually hosting two student panels along with a number of live individual student presentations that bring together research from graduate students across ten training areas in psychology at the Graduate Center. In them, we will tackle the feat of research during COVID-19, giving students an opportunity to showcase their wins and reflect on our collective losses. Our panels will explore the delicate nature and urgent research transnationally, reflecting on critical research with refugees/immigrants/activists/therapists globally, including in Germany, El Salvador, India, and Lebanon. A detailed conference program can be found below.
View our 2021 research presentations on the Psychology Research Day website.
Psychology Pedagogy Day
Please join us for Pedagogy Day 2021 on October 15th, 2021 from 9 am to 4 pm EST. This year’s theme is Learning As a Disruptive Praxis. We anticipate that this day will be full of provocations, challenges, collaborations, and community building as we reimagine the roles that community, compassion, and collective action serve in the classroom. We will be joined by a wonderful group of panelists and workshop facilitators who will engage us in critical discussions about how we can use pedagogy as a tool of disruption.
Oct 3, 2022
Professor Dána-Ain Davis and Kendra Sullivan step into new roles
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Sep 29, 2022
Her study on the effects of Sandy on pregnant women and their children has received widespread coverage.
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Sep 23, 2022
Congratulations to Profesor Yoko Nomura, who was featured in the Boston Globe article "Kids born right after a natural disaster more likely to have mental...
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Sep 21, 2022
New research from a longitudinal study shows children who were exposed to the natural disaster in the womb have higher rates of developmental psychopathology in a sex-specific manner.
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Thursday, October 6, 2022
Calling all applicants from historically marginalized or minoritized backgrounds!
5:30 pm — 7:00 pm
Thursday, October 20, 2022
Learn more about this training area of the GC's doctoral Psychology program, based at Queens College.
6:30 pm — 8:30 pm
Friday, October 21, 2022
Meet with the Basic & Applied Social Psychology training area head, admissions chairs, and current doctoral students to learn more about our Ph.D. program. Download...
4:00 pm — 5:30 pm
Integrating Research, Practice, Prevention, and Policy
Co-authored by Georgia Winters (Ph.D. '18, Psychology)
This book provides an in-depth overview of the current research on sexual grooming. It explores the process by which an individual seeking to commit a sexual offense skillfully manipulates a potential victim into situations in which abuse can be more readily committed, while simultaneously preventing disclosure and detection. This volume addresses this understudied phenomenon and comprehensively examines what is currently known about the construct. It provides a thorough introduction to the sexual grooming literature, focusing on the history of the term and how sexual grooming strategies have become more publicly recognized through high-profile cases, as well as those in child-serving organizations (e.g., Catholic Church, Boy Scouts of America). The book reviews the various proposed models of sexual grooming – including the Sexual Grooming Model (SGM) – that detail the overarching steps or stages involved in the process. It discusses attempts to define the construct of sexual grooming and addresses potential consequences of sexual grooming, emphasizing how victims, families, and communities at large may be affected.
Published September 2022
ARC Publication: Mental Health Evaluations in Immigration Court
A Guide for Mental Health and Legal Professionals
Co-authors: Virginia Barber-Rioja, Sarah Vendzules
Every day, large numbers of immigrants undertake dangerous migration journeys only to face deportation or “removal” proceedings once they arrive in the U.S. Others who have been in the country for many years may face these proceedings as well, and either group may seek to gain lawful status by means of an application to USCIS, the benefits arm of the immigration system. Mental Health Evaluations in Immigration Court examines the growing role of mental health professionals in the immigration system as they conduct forensic mental health assessments that are used as psychological evidence for applications for deportation relief, write affidavits for the court about the course of treatment they have provided to immigrants, help prepare people emotionally to be deported, and provide support for immigrants in detention centers.
Many immigrants appear in immigration court—often without an attorney if they cannot afford one—as part of deportation proceedings. Mental health professionals can be deeply involved in these proceedings, from helping to buttress an immigrant’s plea for asylum to helping an immigration judge make decisions about hardship, competency or risks for violence. There are a whole host of psycho-legal and forensic issues that arise in immigration court and in other immigration applications that have not yet been fully addressed in the field. This book provides an overview of relevant issues likely to be addressed by mental health and legal professionals. Mental Health Evaluations in Immigration Court corrects a serious deficiency in the study of immigration law and mental health, offering suggestions for future scholarship and acting as a vital resource for mental health professionals, immigration lawyers, and judges.
Published August 2022
Reorienting Hong Kong’s Resistance: Leftism, Decoloniality, and Internationalism
Wen Liu (Editor), Christina Yuen Zi Chung (Editor), Jn Chien (Editor)
The book brings together writing from activists and scholars that examine leftist and decolonial forms of resistance that have emerged from Hong Kong’s contemporary era of protests. Practices such as labor unionism, police abolition, land justice struggles, and other radical expressions of self-governance may not explicitly operate under the banners of leftism and decoloniality. Nevertheless, examining them within these frameworks uncovers historical, transnational, and prefigurative sightlines that can help to contextualize and interpret their impact for Hong Kong’s political future. This collection offers insights not only into Hong Kong's local struggles, but their interconnectedness with global movements as the city remains on the frontlines of international politics.
Wen Liu is an assistant research fellow at the Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica, in Taiwan. She received her Ph.D. in Psychology (2017) from the CUNY Graduate Center. Liu is broadly interested in issues of race, sexuality, and affect, she has published in journals such as American Quarterly, Feminism & Psychology, Journal of Asian American Studies, and Subjectivity.
Published June 2022