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Department of Psychology

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Psychology offers programs leading to Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, and Master of Science degrees. A minor is also available for students who are majoring in other fields in which a knowledge of psychology would be beneficial.

Psychology is the scientific study of the behavior of both humans and animals. Some psychologists are primarily concerned with learning more about human behavior through scientific methods; others are concerned with the application of psychological principles, as in psychotherapy, applied behavior analysis, and industrial psychology.


What do Psychologists do?

Some specific areas of opportunities for Psychology majors with various degrees of professional training include clinical and counseling psychology (personal adjustment of individuals as in marriage counseling), community psychology (welfare agencies or mental health organizations), developmental psychology (children's clinic or hospitals), experimental psychology (in research settings), human factors psychology (assessment of human performance), psychometric psychology (design of tests to assess individuals' abilities and interests), and social psychology (behavior of individuals).



Department Office

  • Location: KH C3104
  • Telephone: (323) 343-2250
  • Hours: Mon-Thu, 800-600pm
  • & Fri, 800-500pm
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