Antoinette A Deluca
Social Sciences, Human Services and Criminal Justice
Phone: +1 (212) 220-8000;ext=4017
Dr. Antoinette DeLuca is presently Assistant Professor, Sub in the Department of Social Sciences, Human Services & Criminal Justice at BMCC/CUNY. In addition to teaching undergraduate students, Dr. DeLuca has trained graduate students at New York University in Program Development and Evaluation and Assessment for Children and Adolescents.
Doctorate in Psychology (Psy.D.)
Masters (M.S.) in Psychology with Distinction
Bachelors (B.A.) in Psychology/Adjunct studies in Management
Recognized by the National Register as a Health Service Psychologist (HSP)
- The course introduces students to the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Students will learn about current perspectives, historical roots and scientific methods in psychology. Topics within major areas of psychology may include biopsychology, human development, learning, cognition, social processes, personality and psychological disorders.
- The course introduces students to major theories and scientific findings in social psychology emphasizing personal and situational behavior. Research and application in the areas of social thinking, social influence and social relations are discussed. Topics include, but are not limited to, attitudes and beliefs, conformity, prejudice, group behavior and leadership, communication and persuasion. Prerequisite: PSY 100
- The course focuses on exploring, critically evaluating and applying theories and concepts to the study of personality psychology. It also discusses research, assessment and influences of personality on human behavior and everyday life. Prerequisite: PSY 100
- This course explores cognitive, emotional, and behavioral changes across the lifespan. Attention is given to how biological sociocultural factors shape the individual. Prerequisite: PSY 100
- This course involves the interpersonal and institutional socialization of women in contemporary American society and the effect of these processes on individual personality through an examination of existing roles and exploration of alternatives. Prerequisite: PSY 100
- This course explores biological, cognitive, and emotional growth from conception through adolescence. Attention is paid to the interplay of individual and sociocultural factors that influence the course of psychological development. Prerequisite: PSY 100
- This course focuses on historical perspectives, contemporary trends, theoretical models and scientific research in the assessment and classification of mental illness. The etiology and treatment of psychological disorders are discussed with emphasis on the role of biological, cognitive, psychodynamic and sociocultural factors. Prerequisites: PSY 100
Research and Projects
DeLuca, A. (2011). Getting the World Happy—With Positive Psychology. PsycCRITIQUES, 56(41).
DeLuca, A. (2011). Back to Basics: Invigorating Communities for a Satisfying Life. PsycCRITIQUES, 56(12).
Honors, Awards and Affiliations
A believer in the impact of media, Dr. DeLuca currently serves as a the Chair of the Community Advisory Board for PBS Channel Thirteen/WLIW.
She also served for two consecutive terms as Council Member and ‘Member at Large’ for the New York State Psychological Association.