What is Psychology?
A discipline within Social Sciences which is the study of mental processes (e.g. thinking, feeling, consciousness, etc.) and behavior which reflects observable actions and surrounding circumstances.
The study of numerous areas of human and nonhuman activities.
The study of private and public events from a variety of perspectives, from which psychologists can better understand, describe, explain, predict and control both mental processes and behavior.
A discipline which lends itself to a better understanding of oneself, others, and the world, provides a foundation for further careers in many areas. The greater technology is used, the more demand there is for the human touch.
The Psychology Faculty
Our Psychology faculty's areas of expertise include: clinical, developmental, experimental, industrial/organizational, and social psychology. All full-time faculty hold a doctorate degree.
What can I do with a major in Psychology?
Psychology students acquire critical thinking skills and a range of knowledge which prepares them for working in a number of fields, including:
- education (e.g., helps to develop study skills)
- health care (e.g., habit control, compliance)
- law (e.g., jury decision-making)
- industry (e.g., advertising)
- government (e.g., understanding the impact of social changes)
Some psychology majors will go on to graduate school for advanced degrees.