2013-14 Catalogs

Psychology Overview

Chair of the Department: John Broida, 512 Science Building, Portland

Professors: Brown, Gayton, Thornton; Associate Professors: Broida, Johnson, Sytsma, Thompson, Vella; Lecturer: Eppolito

The Department of Psychology offers a four-year program for students majoring in psychology. It also includes courses for students majoring in allied fields, as well as for students wishing an orientation to the field of psychology as part of their general education. Courses are designed to create an awareness of the fundamental principles of psychology, psychological research, and the means by which psychological knowledge is acquired. The emphasis is upon the scientific inquiry into basic phenomena and principles of behavior, not upon the development of professional skills.