Six UMF Psychology students, two faculty, and one Psychology alumna presented posters and papers at the 2011 Conference of the Eastern Psychological Association. Their topics included influence of a positive psychology course, financial strain and academic motivation, victim characteristics' effects on observers' evaluations of bullying, perceptions of social networking profiles, and victim denigration and hindsight bias.
UMF Psychology students annually attend the Maine Counseling Association's Conference in Rockport, Maine with Professor and former MeCA president, Dr. Susan Anzivino.
In 2010, students in a Psychology of Leadership course put classroom theory into practice by raising $1,400 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Maine. The course examines various aspects of leadership, including creativity, intelligence, social forces, personality and motivational characteristics. As the Make-A-Wish Foundation project demonstrates, students in the course have the opportunity to try out leadership techniques first hand.
The Psychology program at UMF is one of the academic programs in the state that has been vested with providing the required coursework to fully qualify for the State of Maine's Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician Certificate (MHRT-C).
Since 2003, the UMF Psychology program (in collaboration with the Autism Society of Maine) has run a four-week camp for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The goal of the camp is twofold: to help college students understand and work with children with ASD, and to provide an opportunity for peer socialization for children with autism and related disorders. UMF Psychology students serve as camp counselors for the program while earning college credits.
For additional information about Psychology at the University of Maine at Farmington, just contact the UMF Office of Admission:
Office of Admission
University of Maine at Farmington
246 Main Street
Farmington, Maine 04938-1994
US tel 207-778-7050
Intl. tel 00-1-207-778-7050