Psychology

Psychology

The major in Psychology offers students the opportunity to grow in self-understanding and in the understanding of others through the study of social, developmental, cognitive and biological perspectives. Psychology majors take a core of courses that provides basic knowledge of psychological theories, methods, and research techniques. Students then select a concentration in Child Development, Human Services (focusing on children or adolescents and adults) or Organizational Psychology. The program uses an applied approach to prepare its graduates to be effective practitioners at the undergraduate level or to continue on to graduate school. Utilizing a systems approach to the study of psychology, our students understand the individual from multiple perspectives of ever widening spheres of influence: family, neighborhood, community, culture, and society. The program uses a science/practitioner model, which grounds the students in the theories and methods of psychology while teaching them how to apply these principles to effectively work with a diverse set of individuals. In their junior year, students take the community based research sequence which allows them to understand and apply research methods and statistics to real life research questions posed by community organizations. In the students’ senior year, they apply what they have learned as psychology majors in their senior seminar in the fall and their senior internship in the spring.

The major prepares students for careers in human services, research, and education and provides background for further training in medical or health-related fields. A minor in Counseling is available for non-Psychology majors and Psychology majors not concentrating in human services. 

For current information on College policies, organization, curriculum and academic courses, please see the Academic Catalog.

 

Program Faculty

Adjuncts

  • Devon Govoni

Contact:

Michele Ramirez - Professor of Psychology
ramirezm@pmc.edu
Tel: 617-731-7561

Program Courses

  • PY 101 Introduction to Psychology
  • PY 115 Psychology of Women
  • PY 206 Social Psychology
  • PY 211 Theories of Personality
  • PY 216 Child Development
  • PY 217 Childhood Disabilities
  • PY 221 Counseling and Interviewing
  • PY 222 Introduction to Expressive Therapy
  • PY 224 Group Dynamics
  • PY 231 Abnormal Psychology
  • PY 234 Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • PY 250/350 Forensic Psychology
  • PY 264 The Psychology of Adolescence
  • PY 270 Sport Psychology
  • PY 305 Personality & Social Dev. in Children
  • PY 320 Physiological Psychology
  • PY 328 Psychological Testing
  • PY 340 Research Design & Applied Stats
  • PY 341 Community-Based Research
  • PY 345 Psychology of the Family
  • PY 348 Cognitive Psychology
  • PY 364 Adult Development and Aging
  • PY 490 Senior Seminar
  • PY 495 Senior Internship
  • PY 497 Senior Internship II

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