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The Department of Psychology offers BA, Minor, BA/MA, MA, and PhD programs. Courses are offered in clinical, social, personality, development, behavioral neuroscience, and experimental psychology. Students may design programs that approach psychology as a social science, a natural science, or a combination of both.

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Upcoming Theses and Dissertation Defenses

Rebecca Pomfrey will defend her dissertation on April 20th, 2015 from 10 am-1 pm. in Butler Conference Room.The title of her dissertation is: EFFECTS OF ADOLESCENT NICOTINE EXPOSURE ON ADULT COCAINE REWARD, AVERSION AND SELF-ADMINISTRATION.


Tony Riley, Chair
Dave Kearns
Laura Juliano
Robert Smith

Dorothea Moore will defend her Masters Thesis on Thursday, April 23rd,2015 from 2-5 pm in Asbury 336. The title of her thesis is: The developmental relationship between cerebellar grey matter and cognition in a pediatric population. 


Committee Members are:

Catherine Stoodley, Chair

Lauren McGrath

Zehra Peynircioglu

Martha Falkenstein will defend her dissertation on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 from 10 am-1 pm in MGC 203-205. The title of her dissertation is: “Expanding the Scope of Treatment for Trichotillomania: Treatment Modalities and Interpersonal Context”



David A. F. Haaga, Ph.D. (Chair)
James J. Gray, Ph.D.
Nathaniel R. Herr, Ph.D.
Gloria Mathis, Ph.D.