Psychology is the scientific study of behavior, thought, and emotion. An extremely broad discipline, students explore social (the influence of groups on individuals), developmental (issues related to childhood and the aging process), abnormal (unusual or maladaptive behavior), and cognitive (thought, language, perception) psychology. Psychology majors learn problem-solving techniques through the department’s focus on research and analysis of human behavior in experimental and statistics courses. Field experience is emphasized through internships, guest lecturers, and senior research projects. A minor in psychology is a perfect complement to any of Lees-McRae College’s degree programs.
Brain and Behavior
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Internship in Psychology
The Psychology major has broad application beyond graduation. Psychology majors may choose from careers in human resources, advertising, sales, business management, and health services. In addition to preparing students for graduate study in psychology and social work, the Psychology program prepares students for graduate work in other areas such as law, theology, educational psychology, and business administration. Recent graduates have pursued graduate studies at Harvard, NC State, the University of South Carolina and more.
Recent internships have included:
James Carson – Ph.D.
University of Illinois
Margaret Hart - Ph.D.
Ohio State University
Dr. James Carson
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