2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue 
    Mar 29, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Office: Seton Court, 16A
Telephone: 410‑617‑2696
Website: www.loyola.edu/academics/psychology

Chair: Frank D. Golom, Associate Professor
Associate Chair: Beth A. Kotchick, Associate Professor

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; Andrew Futterman; Faith D. Gilroy (emerita); Sharon J. Green-Hennessy; Rachel L. Grover; Christopher I. Higginson; 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; Michiko Iwasaki; Matthew W. Kirkhart; Beth A. Kotchick; Charles T. LoPresto (emeritus); Jen L. Lowry; Jason M. Prenoveau; Steven A. Sobelman (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 begin with a foundational introduction, then offer students in-depth exposure to many of the subfields of psychology, and finally, foster student mastery through advanced seminars and capstone experiences.

Learning Aims

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.
  • Diversity, Ethics, and Justice. 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.


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