Shippensburg University Psychology Department
Psychology is the science of behavior and experience. Like other sciences, psychology attempts to develop theories on the basis of careful description and experimentation. Its domain is wonderfully diverse, including everything from rats learning mazes to athletes using mental imagery, from pathological conditions to healthy development, from the physiology of hunger to the dynamics of organizational behavior, from intelligence testing to relaxation techniques, and much more.
All of the professors in the department have doctoral degrees and are trained researchers. Areas of expertise include multicultural psychology, the psychology of wisdom, the effects of exposure to alcohol, learned flavor preferences, personality disorders, interviewing, and more.
Students may earn academic credits by getting involved in research, and many of our students present their work at national and international meetings each year. We also provide credit for internships. These opportunities are especially valuable for those interested in pursuing graduate training in psychology or related fields.
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Location: Franklin Science Center 114
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