The Department of Psychology offers a bachelor of arts degree in general psychology. The curriculum provides a sound foundation in the principles of behavior, which will allow students to apply their knowledge of psychology in post-graduate occupations and graduate study. Advanced students are encouraged to undertake some form of independent learning experience through seminar courses, collaborative research, and internships.
Psychology graduates possess skills applicable to many careers in business, human services, and government. Graduate training in psychology broadens their opportunities, particularly in areas of mental health, education, industrial planning, and research.
News and Announcements
- We’re Home: Dedication of the Lucille and Leo Caiafa, Jr. Center for Psychological Sciences.
- Dr. O’Keeffe shared her expertise on resilience on the Providence College Podcast and in an interview about the Riccobono Academic Resilience Faculty Fellowship Program. She also traveled to Israel after being selected for a competitive academic fellowship sponsored by the Jewish National Fund and Media Watch International.
- Hear Dr. Guilmette discuss the uniform performance test score labeling system that he and a team of experts in clinical and forensic neuropsychological and psychological assessments created (and check out their statement).
- Giving shots a shot: Dr. Caple discusses misinformation correction in regards to COVID-19 vaccines and the psychology of anti-vaccination. Dr. Caple was also featured on WJAR Turn to 10 to discuss Rhode Islanders getting vaccinated, and recently examined COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in the Philippines.
- Dr. Mendoza received the 2021 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Vision Award. His research was also highlighted in the Pacific Standard and on PC’s podcast about the psychology of implicit bias.
- In America: The Jesuit Review, Fr. Guido detailed what coronavirus taught us about mental health.
In Other News
- The deadline to declare psychology as your major and qualify for pre-registration is two weeks before the mid-semester date. To add psychology as a major, complete the required paperwork through the Registrar.
- BIG NEWS: instead of the two-semester RDSA course, the Department of Psychology has created a one-semester Methods and Statistics in Psychology course (PSY 260) to take the place of RDSA. For students who were planning to enroll in RDSA I for Fall 2021 or after, please pre-register for this new course instead.
- Congratulations and good luck to the 79 psychology majors in the Class of 2021!