Psychology Department

 

Psychology Faculty

R. Stoddart., C. Pittman, K. Chambers, B. Spencer (Chair), T. Aubele-Futch, A. Russell.

To learn more about the psychology faculty, please visit the faculty page.

 

Program Description

Psychology is devoted to the study of individuals, particularly of their behavior and mental processes. In studying individuals, psychologists employ scientific methods and gather empirical evidence. Students of psychology learn to employ these methods to think critically and creatively about human behavior, develop strong problem-solving skills, and learn to apply new knowledge to social and personal problems.

The Department of Psychology offers students a representative and balanced expo sure to the theories, methods, findings, and issues in the major content area of psychology. Through their coursework in psychology, students are introduced to the major perspectives that predominate in psychology today, including the biological, learning, cognitive, developmental, sociocultural, and psychodynamic perspectives.

The curriculum and requirements are designed to achieve the following goals:

• to expose students to psychology as a liberal arts discipline

• to support the varying interests and goals of students

• to promote understanding of oneself and others

• to think scientifically and creatively about human behavior

• to acquire competency in quantitative and problem-solving skills

• to provide students with a firm basis for graduate study in psychology, school psychology, social
  work, etc.

General Education Requirements

PSYC 156 & 157 may be used to fulfill social science I or II Sophia requirements.

Teacher Preparation

The Psychology and Communicative Disorders Department in conjunction with the Education Department offers courses leading to Indiana licensing in social studies secondary education.

 

Cathy Baumgartner,

Administrative Assistant
Email: cbaumgar@saintmarys.edu