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Psychology and Education
Courses offered by the department cover extensive territory...
From Developmental psychology which includes the study of children, adolescents, and life-span issues; Social psychology examines such issues as the psychology of racism, the psychology of women, and the effects of social influence on families and individuals; Personality and abnormal psychology deals with theories of personality, concepts of abnormality, psychoanalytic psychology, and the history of psychoanalysis; to the study of perception and cognition examines how humans learn, think, remember, see, and hear, while the study of the biological bases of behavior looks at comparative animal behavior, behavior neuroscience, and sensory psychology.
Gain additional research experience through participation in research projects with distinguished department faculty
Complete a Psychology major or minor, Psychology and Education major, Neuroscience and Behavior major, Education minor, Educational Studies interdisciplinary minor, with the option of Teacher Licensure.
Explore seminars and practicums leading to teacher licensure or undertake independent study projects with a faculty mentor.
Participate in research projects with distinguished department faculty.
Work in a wide range of fields and undertake graduate work at colleges and universities across the U.S.
Learn about cultural influences on different psychological phenomena such as children’s development, definitions of learning and cognition, interpretation and treatment of mental illness, and family and group relationships.
Our alumnae find creative and innovative approaches to combining their interests and experiences into a career path that represents what is important to them.
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