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Harold Takooshian



SPSSI-NY regional group activities

Harold Takooshian & Elaine Congress, Fordham University 

Since SPSSI formed its New York group in 1984, SPSSI-NY has offered about 10 events per year, where many of the 400 local members and their guests can gather over timely social issues, and local students can learn about the work of SPSSI. Many of these free activities are coordinated with other groups, and appear at   

In fall of 2020, despite the New York-area lockdowns, local members could participate in webinars. On July 28, Arline L. Bronzaft, PhD & Melissa W. Search (Environmental psychologists), spoke on “Reducing urban noise.” On September 8, David Diamond, PhD (Univ/ South Florida), spoke on “Psychological science in U.S. courts of law.” On September 25, John W. Ayala (Washington DC Guardian Angels), spoke on “Public safety in U.S. cities: Guardian Angels.” On October 13, Rosemarie D’Alessandro (Joan’s Joy Foundation), spoke on “How can we protect our children?” On October 20, the 31st Fordham Forum on Careers in Psychology, featured seven experts. On November 6, Thomas A. Caffrey, PhD (Forensic psychologist), spoke on “Careers in forensic psychology.” On November 10, Ronald G. Shapiro, PhD, CHFP (I-O psychologist), addressed “What is human factors?” On November 17, a webinar on “How can we best reduce post-election stress” featured four experts: Drs. Juliana Gilheany (history), Harold Takooshian (social psychology), Dean R. McKay (clinical psychology), Dian Killian (Mediation). (A recording is at .) On December 1, Janette E. Fennell ( ), addressed “Rescuing our children from tragedy.” On December 4, Cory H. Morris, JD, MA (Social justice attorney), spoke on “Covid courts: Access to justice?”  

Contact SPSSI-NY Chair Harold Takooshian to join the SPSSI-NY listserv: .  


The Nov 17 post-election webinar included 69 participants.