We are a publication dedicated to the promotion and advancement of undergraduate research in the field of psychology. As a publication exclusive to undergraduates, we aim to introduce undergraduate students to the peer-review process: from manuscript submission to editing, collaboration and finally publication. In order to accommodate for a wide range of emerging topics in the field, we accept undergraduate research from the following subfields: developmental psychology, social psychology, clinical psychology, IO psychology, cognitive psychology, psychometrics and neuropsychology, cultural psychology, and other promising research topics at the cusp of cross-sectional study in psychology with other disciplines.

As a peer-reviewed journal that showcases the latest innovations and advancements in the field of psychology, the Journal of Psychological Undergraduate Research at Baruch is a resource to anyone in the research process. It will support undergraduate research in psychology, encourage the exchange of new ideas and knowledge within this domain, and encourage collaboration between psychology researchers in the New York City area.

Our Team


Daniele Artistico, PhD

Daniele Artistico, Ph. D (University of Rome, 2002; postdoctoral work at the University of Illinois at Chicago, 2005), is a full professor (tenured in 2009) of the Psychology Department and the Mental Health Counseling Program at Baruch College of the City University of New York.  He specializes in Gerontology and Personality Science.  His current work focuses on everyday problem solving theory and self-efficacy research intervention (previously funded by the National Institute on Aging). When he is not teaching Adult Development to undergraduate students and Life-Span Development to graduate students, he supervises research experience for undergraduates sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Dr. Artistico is the founding editor of UP Scholars.

Associate Editors

Carolina Montes
Sara Dowd

Faculty Advisers

Sam Johnson, PhD
Jennifer Mangels, PhD
Nicholas J. Sibrava, PhD
Steven Young, PhD



Alexandra Zyskind


Amber Cortes


Stephanie King
Matthew Liu
Margia Shiriti
Brianna Vernoia