- Do you want to become an individual or family therapist?
- Do you want to help your community through other support services?
If you want to assist people in need, Trinity’s psychology major is for you. Our students have a sincere interest in helping others and pursue further studies and careers in areas such as counseling, human resource management and community services. In addition to our research-based and practical coursework, you will gain on-the-job experience through an internship or practicum. Furthermore, if you wish to complete a Master’s degree in addition to the Bachelor’s degree, we also offer dual degree pathways for our undergraduate psychology majors in clinical mental health counseling and school counseling in the School of Education.
Our psychology program prepares students for careers and/or graduate study in mental health and human services fields by providing a solid foundation in research, theory and practical skills.
Featured CoursesPSYC 211 Social PsychologyStudies the individual interacting in a social context. Theories of attitude formation and change, social perception, and small group behavior are examined, as well as current theories, research, and methodology. Formerly PSY 255 Social Psychology.
Prerequisites: PSYC 101 or permission of instructor PSYC 221 PsychopathologySurveys different perspectives on personality and behavior disorders. Emphasis is on theories of normal personality development and on the continuum between normality and abnormality, classification of abnormal behavior, and therapeutic methods of bringing about behavior change. Formerly PSY 258, PSY 259, and PSYC 221 - Personality and Psychopathology.
Prerequisites: PSYC 101 or permission of instructor PSYC 231 Child PsychologyReviews theories of development and contemporary research and how they relate to current social issues concerning children. The developmental period from conception through middle childhood is the focus, with topics including cognitive changes, language acquisition, sensory-motor, moral, and socioemotional development. Formerly PSY 257 Child Psychology.
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Prerequisites: PSYC 101 or permission of instructor PSYC 301 Experimental Psychology: Research MethodsIntroduces students to research methods in various areas of psychology through active involvement in field and laboratory research, data analysis and interpretation, and written presentation of results. Computer technologies are integrated throughout the course for literature reviews, experimental simulations, and statistical analysis of data. Formerly PSY 388 Experimental Psychology: Research Methods.
Prerequisites: PSYC 101 and MATH 110; Junior status (56 completed credits); Psychology and Human Relations majors only PSYC 311 Experimental Social PsychologyApproaches experimental social psychology through active involvement in the methods used to study the individual in a social context. Field and lab experiments are devised, performed, and analyzed. Methodology, systematic thinking, and analysis are stressed. Formerly PSY 386 Experimental Social Psychology.
Prerequisites: PSYC 101, PSYC 301, MATH 110 and MATH 210 (or concurrent enrollment); Junior status (56 completed credits); PSYC 211 is recommended; Psychology majors only PSYC 331 Experimental Developmental PsychologyIntroduces students to experimental developmental psychology through active involvement in the methods used to study behavior throughout the life span. Students conduct field and laboratory research, score and statistically analyze data, and write reports using APA style. Attendance at professional conferences and workshops is part of the course. Formerly PSY 387 Experimental Developmental Psychology.
Prerequisites: PSYC 101, PSYC 301, MATH 110 and MATH 210 (or concurrent enrollment); Junior status (56 completed credits); PSYC 231 is recommended; Psychology majors only
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