Dec 07, 2022  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology


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www.smu.edu/psychology

Professor George Holden, Department Chair

Professors: Alan Brown, George Holden, Ernest Jouriles, Akihito Kamata, Renee McDonald, Thomas Ritz
Associate Professors: Austin Baldwin, Robert Hampson, Chrystyna Kouros, Alicia Meuret, David Rosenfield, Lorelei Simpson Rowe
Assistant Professors: Michael Chmielewski, Nathan Hudson, Priscilla Lui, Benjamin A. Tabak
Senior Lecturers: Michael Crow, Susan Hornstein, Chris Logan
Lecturer: James Calvert
Clinical Assistant Professor: Naomi Tabak

General Information

Psychology is the study of human behavior and cognition. A degree in psychology equips students with a variety of fundamental and transferable skills, including the ability to think scientifically, interpersonal and communication skills, and a sensitivity to diversity. A degree in psychology provides students with a solid academic foundation and prepares graduates to succeed in a variety of careers in psychology, law, medicine and business.

The research interests of faculty members fall into three broad areas: psycho-pathology, biological and health psychology, and family psychology. There are many opportunities for students to become involved in faculty research. A departmental distinction program provides highly motivated students with the opportunity to design and execute their own research project.

The Psychology Department offers one minor and two majors: a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science. Students interested in the BS degree need to plan course-work very early to ensure completion within four years.

Departmental Distinction

The department offers a distinction program to select majors with high academic achievement. The program consists of a sequence of classes where students, under the guidance of their faculty mentor, develop and conduct an independent research study. The program includes designing the study, collecting and analyzing the data, and then writing a paper for conference presentation and journal submission. To be eligible for the program, a student must have at least a 3.5 GPA overall and a 3.5 GPA in Psychology. Interested students should consult with the departmental adviser or director of undergraduate studies. Distinction may be added to either the BA or BS.

Programs

    Major(s)Minor(s)

    Courses

      Psychology

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