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."
Dr. Charles Corprew, Psychological Sciences, has received a 2014-2016 W.K. Kellogg Foundation Fellowship. These awards are for up to $60,000 for three years of work. Congratulations Dr. Corprew!
Clara Francis (Class of 2012) and Dr. Erin Dupuis (Department of Psychological Sciences) presented research at the Association for Psychological Science's 26th annual convention in San Francisco from May 22-25th.