Oct 20, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Psychology

Professor   Steven W. Brown, Ph.D.
    Renee L. Michael, Ph.D.
    Katherine M. Nicolai, Ph.D.
    Jennifer A. Oliver, Ph.D. (Chair)
    Paul D. Scott, Ph.D.
    Risa Stein, Ph.D.
    William Sturgill, Ph.D.
  Associate Professor    William F. Haefele, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor   Lauren M. Hawthorne, Ph.D.

Psychology applies the scientific process to obtain reliable knowledge about the mechanisms, biological and psychological, that underlie the cognition and behavior of organisms (usually humans). Courses aim to foster scientific and critical thinking and to promote the application of research methodologies to understand how and why organisms do what they do. The major requires students to take courses that address several different areas in psychology and numerous different theoretical perspectives for understanding and explaining behavior.The psychology curriculum strives to prepare students to engage in effective critical thinking while being prepared for graduate study in an area of psychology or success in a wide range of professional work in areas such as social services, healthcare, business, and law.

For additional information on the Psychology curriculum,

       see Psychology, B.A.  

       and Psychology Minor  


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