Office: Beatty Hall, Room 220
Chair: Frank D. Golom
Associate Chair: Beth A. Kotchick
Director, Undergraduate Education: Theresa E. DiDonato
Director, Undergraduate Field Education: Katie J. Loomis
Director, Undergraduate Professional Development: Patrick LoPresto
Professors: Jeffrey E. Barnett; Carolyn McNamara Barry; Faith D. Gilroy (emerita); Andrew Futterman; Sharon J. Green-Hennessy; Rachel L. Gover; Jeffrey M. Lating; Heather Z. Lyons; Martin F. Sherman (emeritus); Amanda M. Thomas; Amy R. Wolfson
Associate Professors: David G. Crough (emeritus); Marianna E. Carlucci; Mary Jo Coiro; Theresa E. DiDonato; Frank D. Golom; Christopher I. Higginson; Michiko Iwasaki; Matthew W. Kirkhart; Beth A. Kotchick; Charles T. LoPresto (emeritus); Jen L. Lowry; Jason M. Prenoveau; Steven A. Sobleman (emeritus)
Assistant Professors: Diana E. Betz; Emalee J. W. Quickel
Clinical Faculty: Katherine H. Cornell; Cara H. Jacobson; Katie J. Loomis
Lecturers: Patrick LoPresto; Samantha H. Rukert; Dustin F. Sentz
Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. The undergraduate program in psychology endorses Loyola's educational mission to "challenge students to learn, lead, and serve in a diverse and changing world." To that end, courses in the major offer students exposure to many specialty areas of psychology, while providing a solid, broad-based appreciation of the discipline as a whole.
Complementary to the learning aims of the University, graduates of the undergraduate psychology major are expected to demonstrate the following competencies:
- Knowledge of Psychology Theory and Content. Students will demonstrate knowledge of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
- Research Methods in Psychology. Students will understand and apply research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and reporting of findings.
- Communication Skills in Psychology. Students will learn the skills to communicate effectively specific to the discipline of psychology.
- Application of Psychology. Students will understand and apply psychological principles to individual, social, and organizational issues.
- Core Values in Psychology. Students will be able to weigh evidence, think critically, act ethically, and recognize and understand the complexity of individual and societal diversity, all in the spirit of promoting social justice.