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Psychology, the scientific study of observable behavior and unobservable mental processes, is a broad discipline that spans subject matter from biology to sociology.

Psychologists study the intersection of two critical relationships: one between brain function and behavior, and one between the environment and behavior. As scientists, psychologists follow the scientific method, using careful observation, experimentation, and analysis.

The field of psychology encompasses both research and practice. Some psychologists work primarily as researchers, others work primarily as practitioners, and still others do both. One of psychology’s most unique and important characteristics is the coupling of science and practice, which stimulates continual advancement in both areas. Psychological researchers and practitioners strive to learn about human and animal behavior and to apply that knowledge in order to solve problems and promote healthy development.

This description of the field of psychology is paraphrased from the American Psychological Association.

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  • PSYC 101 - General Psychology
  • PSYC 102 - Educational Psychology
  • PSYC 205 - Abnormal Psychology
  • PSYC 206 - Industrial Psychology
  • PSYC 207 - Psychology of Personality
  • PSYC 208 - Social Psychology
  • PSYC 209 - Child Psychology
  • PSYC 210 - Child and Adolescent Development
  • PSYC 215 - Life Span: A Survey of Human Development
  • PSYC 250 - Adulthood and Aging
  • PSYC 270 - Health Psychology
  • PSYC 272 - Stress Management

Majoring in Psychology

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