Masters Program in General Psychology
MA Program in General Psychology (30 credits)
Students are exposed to the various aspects of psychology, but may focus their courses, independent study and thesis research in one of the three content areas described below:
Applied and Evaluative Psychology
Faculty research interests include topics in personality, psychopathology, theories of therapeutic methods, group dynamics, biofeedback, health and gender, stress and stress management, substance use, tests and measurements. The department does not offer supervision in counseling or therapy.
Social, Cognitive and Developmental Psychology
Faculty research interests include multicultural issues, cognitive and linguistic development, discursive social psychology, gender and cognition, attitudes, political psychology, psycholinguistics, decision-making, and memory functions in different populations.
Biopsychology and Comparative Psychology
Faculty research interests include hormonal influences on and neural control of avian, mammalian and fish behaviors; mechanisms of drug abuse; developmental neuroscience; color vision; animal learning, orientation and communication. Students interested in comparative psychology and animal behavior may elect to complete a concentration in the area (see below).
Program Director: Sandeep Prasada
Graduate Advisor: Karolina Czech