Message from the Chair

Dr. Lee Jussim- Department Chair/ Distinguished Professor

A message to all students taking psychology classes, from Lee Jussim, Department Chair:

The Psychology Department has a longstanding commitment to quality course offerings and teaching, which is one reason why Psychology courses have been among the most heavily enrolled in all of Rutgers, even though none are required.

The Covid Crisis has, however, created challenges for all of us, faculty and students alike. This brief message is to let you know that we are working extremely hard to continue to adapt to these new working, teaching and learning conditions, and to continue to bring an excellent experience to students.

Special Psychology Department Resources for Undergraduates During the COVID Crisis

  • The Psychology Department has instituted a series of initiatives to make it easier for students to navigate courses, schedules, credits, and the Psychology Major and Minor.  Please check back every few days, because we hope to update this page as those resources become available. For example, we have recently instituted:
  • We are hoping to create guidance regarding which courses in the future are going to be taught synchronously (live, at the time originally scheduled), or asynchronously (with primary materials being made available online, including lectures and exercises).

The links in the next sections require a Rutgers Box account. If you don’t have one, anyone at Rutgers can get an account (it is something like Drop Box). You can find instructions here.

Psychological Services

The Covid Crisis has raised stress levels for many people. Psychology has put together a list of resources and support services for those in need of mental health services, including but not restricted to anxiety and depression, and behavioral health. If you are interested in finding out more about these services, click here

General Rutgers Operating and Covid Information can be found here.