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Serina Grill

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Transcript of Psychology

Psychology The study of the mind, personality, social behavior, and the unconscious. No, you don't learn mind reading; but those in psychological professions have solved quite a few problems in society. Like what?? So you're already set on Psychology? Or is the thought of choosing a major a little over your head? Psychology at the U "The University of Minnesota’s psychology department opened in 1919 and typically ranks as well as some of the larger, more well known universities. This department has a very wide range of psychology classes in applied fields and really stands out in this area. The psychology department at the U of M works closely with other departments because they realize psychology is changing and new discoveries are happening at an amazing rate in the 21st century. The University of Minnesota is an enormous school with over 51,000 students and 3,100 professors." -- College Crunch
To apply for a major in Psychology, you simply apply to the College of Liberal Arts. Once you've done that you're free to declare a major in Psychology (B.A. or B.S.)
What's the difference? To apply for a major in Psychology, you simply apply to the College of Liberal Arts. Once you've done that you're free to declare a major in Psychology (B.A. or B.S.) What's the difference? Achieving a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology requires 36 credits worth of courses including Foundation Courses, Distribution Requirements, Psychology Electives, and Major Project. A Bachelor of Science in Psychology requires the same as a B.A. but with 18 Outside PSY Foundation Cluster credits in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Philosophy, Mathematics, and/or Computer Science. A sample of courses in Psychology:
Learning and Behavior (3 cr)
Sensation and Perception (3 cr)
Cognitive Psychology (3 cr)
Biological Psychology (3 cr)
Applied Behavioral Psychology (3 cr)
Psychology of Music (3 cr)
Perceptual Issues in Visual Impairment (3 cr)
Learning and Cognition in Animals (4 cr)
Psychology of Human Learning and Memory (3 cr)
Cognition, Computation, and Brain (3 cr)
Mathematical Models of Human Behavior (3 cr)
Perception (3 cr)
Computational Vision (3 cr)
Psychology of Hearing (3 cr)
Neural Networks (3 cr)
Psychology of Human-Machine Interaction (3 cr)
Psychology of Language (3 cr)
Neurobiology of Behavior (3 cr)
Cognitive Neuropsychology (3 cr)
Brain and Emotion (3 cr)
Personality (3 cr)
Social Psychology (4 cr)
Health Psychology (3 cr)
Cultural Psychology (3 cr)
Abnormal Psychology (3 cr)
Clinical Psychology (3 cr)
Happiness: Integrating Research Across Psychological Sciences (3 cr)
Human Sexuality (3 cr)
Personality Psychology (3 cr) OR PSY 3101
Attitudes and Social Behavior (3 cr)
Psychology of Interpersonal Relationships (3 cr)
Applied Social Psychology (3 cr)
Social Psychology and Health Behavior (3 cr)
Personality and Social Behavior (3 cr)
Clinical Psychophysiology (3 cr)
Introductory Child Psychology for Social Sciences (4 cr)
Adolescent Psychology (4 cr)
Individual Differences (3 cr)
Counseling Psychology (3 cr)
Industrial and Organizational Psychology (3 cr)
Psychology of Women (3 cr)
Psychology of Individual Differences (3 cr) OR PSY 3135
Human Abilities (3 cr)
Behavioral Genetics (3 cr)
Psychology of Aging (3 cr)
Vocational and Occupational Health Psychology (3 cr)
Organizational Staffing and Decision Making (3 cr)
Psychology of Organizational Training and Development (3 cr)
 Personnel Psychology (4cr)
Organizational Psychology (4 cr)
Psychological Measurement: Theory and Methods (3 cr)
Advanced Psychological and Educational Measurement (4 cr) Specializations/Areas in Psychology Department of Child Psychology
Department of Educational Psychology
A few areas...
Clinical Psychology
Personality, Individual Differences, and Behavior Genetics
Social Psychology Learning Abroad
Peace Corps
AmeriCorps- community problems from disaster relief to tutoring
Teach for America - teach in under-resourced public schools
Travel Major Project
Research Lab Project - Perform laboratory research in a faculty member's lab
Community Engagement Project - Use experience volunteering four hours per week in a local community project and use this experience to form your major project topic
Individual Interest Project - read a book written by a psychologist for the general population; or contact three professionals related to psychology and use them to form your topic Skill building
Graduate Study
Careers Clubs/Organizations You learn to create coherent and persuasive arguments

You learn greater listening and responding skills

You learn to work well with diverse groups of people in a variety of environments that improve your problem-solving skills Therapist Counselor Psychologist Public Relations Nurse Manager
Social Worker Sociologist Teacher Biological Psychopathology

Clinical Science and Psychopathology Research

Cognitive and Biological Psychology

Counseling Psychology

Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Personality, Individual Differences, and Behavior Genetics

Quantitative/Psychometric Methods

School Psychology

Social Psychology Psi Chi, PSA! Psychology is an amazing major, yes? Otherwise, we have many shrinks available who can help you. vs
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