The human mind is one of the most complicated and intriguing mysteries in today’s scientific world.
If you’re fascinated by understanding why people do the things that they do, you might consider majoring in psychology.
Grounded in scientific methods, psychology explores the big questions related to society and humankind. Psychology majors study how to predict, interpret and control behaviors, learning research methodology and how to formulate conclusions from results through observation and scientific analysis. As a bonus, psychology students also gain insight into the world around them and their own personal development—including motivations, values and strengths.
Key Classes for Your Success
Psychology in Film
Modern media can provide fascinating insights into psychology and our cultural relationship to the field. In this course, you will examine basic concepts of psychology as depicted in popular film. You’ll use this lens to look at the history of psychology, experimental psychology, developmental psychology, and abnormal psychology.
Introduction to Theories of Counseling
If you’re considering a career as a counselor, this course will provide an ideal introduction. You’ll explore major theories of counseling, along with the techniques and methods used in counseling individuals and groups.
Psychology of Gender
As our society’s understanding of gender changes and evolves, the impact of gender roles in everyday life also shifts. In this course, you’ll study the similarities and differences between genders and discuss how lifestyles are affected by our relationship to gender and identity.
One Degree That Opens All These Doors
Clinical Research Coordinator
Child Welfare Specialist
Marriage / Family Therapist
Mental Health Clinician
Substance Abuse Counselor
Meet Your Mentor
Professor of Psychology; Coordinator of the Psychology Program
RESEARCH INTERESTS: My primary research interest is in language, memory and cognition. Specifically I am interested in the learning, memory and use of cognitive,…