Welcome to the Psychology Department!
Psychology Students: visit the Student's Corner page for information on the Psychology Club and upcoming events, participating in research, conducting research, and lots of useful information and links!
Contrary to what many people believe, psychologists cannot read people's minds nor can we teach you to do so. However, we can teach you about the fascinating science of Psychology and how it applies to your everyday life. In many respects, psychology is the ultimate in science because you can study anything from the simplest biochemical reaction to the most complex aspect of human behavior.
Members of the Psychology Department: Diana Younger, Suzanne Rathbun, Tiffany Niemann, Dr. Spencer Thompson (Head of the Psychology Department), Dr. Jim Olson, and Dr. Jamie Hughes. Learn more about our faculty.
A word from Dr. Thompson, Head of the Psychology Department and Coordinator for Child & Family Studies:
Our nationally recognized Psychology faculty share enthusiasm about the field and take great pride in fostering this same enthusiasm in our students. Through course work, field trips, research projects, community service, and campus activities, students gain a level of competence that prepares them for many areas of life outside the University. Besides gaining a better understanding of themselves and others, undergraduate students in Psychology gain critical thinking skills, both oral and written communication skills, and analytical reasoning skills including a strong background in statistics and experimental methods. These problem-solving skills and behavioral applications prepares our students for a wide variety of occupations and post-graduate training programs in psychology and in several other professions.
So whether you are planning to major or minor in Psychology, or if you are thinking of just taking a course or two, we are sure you will find something of interest in our program. If you have further questions related to the field of study, contact the faculty members and we will do our best to help you out. Although we can't read your mind, we can read and respond to your e-mail and other correspondence!
We currently have several openings in the department. Please read more about these positions here.
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