The Department of Psychology (PSY) offers a broad understanding of behavior exhibited in social, developmental and environmental situations. Students learn concepts that enhance an appreciation for the diversity of the human experience. A degree provides a basic liberal arts education that can be valuable in a wide range of occupations, including sales, advertising, and market research.
Major Academic Areas
- Biological Psychology
- Behavioral Neuroscience analyzes the biological determinants of behavior through a research intensive, multi-disciplinary approach.
- Clinical Psychology develops clinical psychologists who are well versed in empirically based assessment methods and treatment.
- Cognitive Psychology utilizes a variety of approaches to study cognition ranging from behavioral studies with neurotypical and atypical populations to computational models and developmental research approaches.
- Community and Cultural Psychology emphasizes understanding individuals within their social and cultural context.
- Developmental Psychology studies changes in social behavior, cognition, language and emotions from childhood through early adulthood.
- Experimental Psychopathology focuses on understanding problems in living to better inform prevention and treatment programming.
- Social Psychology explores the human experience in the social context.