The Department of Psychological Sciences, the largest undergraduate department at Loyola, teaches students the latest theories using advanced tools to interpret human and animal behavior. Our department is housed primarily in Monroe Hall on the fourth floor. There are currently eight full time faculty members in the department as well as one visiting assistant professor.
The study of human and animal behavior is ever compelling and challenging. As individuals and as a society we grapple with family, work, and leisure issues daily. The study of psychology raises many questions; it is up to the students to seek answers. The Psychology program exposes students to the scientific study of behavior and encourages an increased understanding of the behavior of humans and animals. Students who complete the Psychology major requirements receive a Bachelor of Science degree.
Neal Outland, Psychological Sciences major, was awarded “Best Oral Undergraduate Presentation" at the Louisiana Academy of Sciences. The presentation was entitled, "Understanding the moderating effects of racial identity on the association between race-related stress and hypermasculinity."
Contributions to the Journal of Teaching of Psychology over the last 40 years were analyzed to determine the leading researchers who have submitted and published refereed journal articles. Dr. Janet Matthews ranks 12th in this analysis. An impressive accomplishment!
John Pachankis, Loyola Class of 2002 (Ph.D., clinical psych, State University of New York, Stony Brook) has accepted a position as Associate Professor, Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences, School of Public Health, at Yale University starting this summer 2013.