Psychology is the scientific study of human and animal behavior in all of its many manifestations. The Department of Psychology of Saint Joseph's offers students an exciting and challenging curriculum. The broad range of courses provides opportunities for understanding psychology as both a scientific and a corporate discipline. The department's focus is on relevant, current research and the application of that research in experimental, clinical, counseling, health care and corporate settings. The full spectrum of activities and concerns of psychologists are covered, with consideration given to ethical issues.

Students with a wide range of interests find psychology personally appealing and professionally relevant. Students use the psychology major as a gateway to a diverse range of employment opportunities, including the health and legal professions, human resources and management positions, education and school counseling, and other social, industrial and organizational situations. For those students interested in pursuing graduate study in psychology, the department offers a five-year bachelor's/master's degree program that offers training in the areas of behavioral neuroscience, clinical psychology and neuropsychology, behavioral pediatrics, social psychology, cognitive psychology, and developmental psychology.

Our graduates are currently college professors, researchers, school psychologists, counselors, developmental psychologists, personnel managers, educators, learning disability specialists, social workers, physicians, attorneys, and successful businessmen and women.

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Submissions from 2011

Pediatric Polysomnography: The Patient and Family Perspective, Jodi Mindell

Pediatric Sleep Medicine Update, Jodi Mindell

Sleep and Sleep Problems: From Birth to 3, Jodi Mindell

Sleep and Socio-Emotional Development in Infants, Jodi Mindell

Sleep and Socio-Emotional Development in Infants, Jodi Mindell

Sleep Characteristics of Young Children in Japan: Internet Study and Comparison with other Asian Countries, Jodi Mindell

Sleep Education in Medical School Curriculum: A Glimpse across Countries, Jodi Mindell

Sleep Education in Undergraduate Medical School Curriculum: A Glimpse across Countries, Jodi Mindell

Sleep in Hospitalized Pediatric Patients and Their Parents, Jodi Mindell

Sleep in Young Children in the United States ... and around the World, Jodi Mindell

Sleep Patterns and Behaviors of Singaporean Infants and Toddlers: Comparison with Asian and Caucasian Children, Jodi Mindell

Sleep Patterns of Indian Infants and Toddlers: Comparison with Caucasian Children, Jodi Mindell

Sleep Problems and Temperament in Adolescents, Jodi Mindell

Why Care about Sleep of Infants and Their Parents?: Commentary to Blunden et al., Jodi Mindell

Graduated Extinction: Behavioral Treatment for Bedtime Problems and Night Wakings in Young Children, Jodi A. Mindell

A test of Jonason and Marks (2009) hypothesis concerning the sexual double standard among college women and men, Catherine S. Murray

Eyes wide open: Gender similarities and differences in sexual subjectivity and sexual objectification in today's hook-up culture, Catherine S. Murray

Gender, sexual subjectivity and sexual objectification, Catherine S. Murray

Computerized Neuropsychological Assessment in Sport, Philip Schatz

Computerized Neuropsychological Assessment in Sport, Philip Schatz

Current Issues in Pediatric Sports Concussion, Philip Schatz

Dual Simultaneous Stimulation, Philip Schatz

Dynamic Assessment, Philip Schatz

Early Indicators of Enduring Symptoms in High School Athletes with Multiple Previous Concussions, Philip Schatz

Finger Tapping Test, Philip Schatz

Forced-Choice Testing, Philip Schatz

Group versus Individual Administration Affects Baseline Neurocognitive Test Performance, Philip Schatz

Mini-Mental Status Exam (MMSE), Philip Schatz

One-Year Test-Retest Reliability of the Online Version of ImPACT in High School Athletes, Philip Schatz

Repeatable Brief Assessment of Neuropsychological Status (RBANS), Philip Schatz

The Effects of Technology-Related and Software-Related Factors on Neurocognitive Baseline Test Performance Using ImPACT, Philip Schatz

The Effects of Technology-Related and Software-Related Factors on Neurocognitive Baseline Test Performance Using ImPACT, Philip Schatz

A diary study of co-rumination, stressful life events, and depressed mood, Josephine Shih

How gender differences in stress processes help us understand the gender gap in depression, Josephine Shih

Multicultural Counseling: Personal Reflections and Lessons Learned, Josephine Shih

Gender differences in response to touching disgust-evoking stimuli, Alexander J. Skolnick

Gender-related stereotypical attributions of disgust sensitivity, Alexander J. Skolnick

Natural variation in views of human nature is associated with disgust sensitivity, Alexander J. Skolnick

Social and gender context effects on disgust responsiveness, Alexander J. Skolnick

What Makes us Human? Part 1: The Animal Connection, Alexander J. Skolnick

Submissions from 2010

Less "We" and More "They" in Political Discourse, Phyllis A. Anastasio

Time Crawls When You're Not Having Fun: Priming Psychological Entitlement Changes Time Perception, Phyllis A. Anastasio

Time is Money, and I'm Broke: Self-focused Temporal Judgment and Implications for Economic Decision Making, Phyllis A. Anastasio

To Conserve or Not to Conserve: Is Status the Question?, Phyllis A. Anastasio

Behavioral Laterality in Caribbean flamingos, Matthew J. Anderson

Caribbean flamingo resting behavior and the influence of weather variables., Matthew J. Anderson

Concurrent object learning in rats using a transitive inference procedure., Matthew J. Anderson

Why do flamingos stand on one leg?, Matthew J. Anderson

Gender Predicts Attributions for Unwanted Sexual Behavior during Hookups, Judith G. Chapman

Hookups: Gender Differences in Beliefs and Motivations, Judith G. Chapman

Hook-ups: Gender Differences in Perceptions and Behaviors, Judith G. Chapman

Primary Assumptions of Flow Theory Support Being in Control, Judith G. Chapman

Approaches to Understanding Reprsentation of Shape, Patrick B. Garrigan

A unified model of illusory and occluded contour interpoplation, Patrick B. Garrigan

Design of a Trichromatic Cone Arral, Patrick B. Garrigan

The Effects of Closure on Contour Closure Shape Learning, Patrick B. Garrigan

Do all objects go "wee"?: The influence of exemplar differentiation on inductive generalization in 22- and 26-month-0lds, Chris A. Lawson

A Clinical Guide to Pediatric Sleep: Diagnosis and Management of Sleep Problems, Jodi A. Mindell

A Pilot Study of Sleep and Medication Adherence in Adolescent Kidney Transplant Recipients, Jodi A. Mindell

A Pilot Study of Sleep and Medication Adherence in Adolescent Kidney Transplant Recipients, Jodi A. Mindell

Behavioral Insomnia of Childhood: Bedtime Problems and Night Wakings, Jodi A. Mindell

Beyond Behavioral Issues: Snoring, Sleepwalking, and Sleep Terrors, Jodi A. Mindell

Cross-Cultural Differences in Infant and Toddler Sleep, Jodi A. Mindell

Cross-Cultural Differences in Infant and Toddler Sleep, Jodi A. Mindell

Cross-Cultural Differences in Sleep in Young Children, Jodi A. Mindell

Effect of Current Breastfeeding on Sleep Patterns in Infants from the Asia-Pacific Region, Jodi A. Mindell

Efficacy of an Internet-Based Intervention for Infant and Toddler Sleep Disturbances, Jodi A. Mindell

Efficacy of an Internet-Based Intervention for Infant and Toddler Sleep Disturbances, Jodi A. Mindell

Efficacy of an Internet Intervention for Infant and Toddler Sleep Disturbances, Jodi A. Mindell

Infant and Toddler Sleep Disturbances: Helping Families Get a Good Night's Sleep, Jodi A. Mindell

Maternal Depression: Not Enough Sleep for Mom and Baby, Jodi A. Mindell

Parental Behaviors and Sleep Outcomes in Infants and Toddlers: A Cross-Cultural Comparison, Jodi A. Mindell

Prevalence of Diagnosed Sleep Disorders in Pediatric Primary Care Practices, Jodi A. Mindell

Sleep Disturbance in Children and Adolescents with ADHD: Unique Effects of Stimulant Medication and ADHD Subtype, Jodi A. Mindell

Sleep Disturbance in Children and Adolescents with ADHD: Unique Effects of Stimulant Medication and ADHD Subtype, Jodi A. Mindell

Sleep Habits and Insomnia Symptoms in College Students, Jodi A. Mindell

Sleepy, Dopey, and Grumpy: Sleep and Sleep Disorders in Young Children, Jodi A. Mindell

Use of Pharmacotherapy for Insomnia in Children and Adolescents: A National Survey, Jodi A. Mindell

Young Children's Sleep Practices in Pediatric Primary Care, Jodi A. Mindell

Young Children's Sleep Practices in Pediatric Primary Care, Jodi A. Mindell

Improving Outcomes of Severe Disorders of Consciousness, Philip Schatz

Improving Outcomes of Severe Disorders of Consciousness, Philip Schatz

Long-Term Test-Retest Reliability of Baseline Cognitive Assessments Using ImPACT, Philip Schatz

Long-Term Test-Retest Reliability of Baseline Cognitive Assessments Using ImPACT, Philip Schatz

Relationship between Subjective Test Feedback Provided by High-School Athletes during Computer-Based Assessment of Baseline Cognitive Functioning and Self-Reported Symptoms, Philip Schatz

The Dangers of Sports-Related Concussion, Philip Schatz

The Importance of Screening for Post-Concussion Motor Symptoms, Philip Schatz

The Importance of Screening for Post-Concussion Motor Symptoms, Philip Schatz

“If you kiss the worm, I’ll kiss the worm:” Social context influences disgust responsiveness., Alexander J. Skolnick

The psychophysiological effects of caffeine and anxiety on the human stress response., Alexander J. Skolnick

Submissions from 2009

Of Devaluing Others: Reality Television and the Narcissist, Phyllis A. Anastasio

Psychological Entitlement in Advertising, Phyllis A. Anastasio

Psychological Entitlement: Intra-personal vs. Inter-personal Dimensions, Phyllis A. Anastasio

Symbolic Properties of Death Penalty Attitudes: Differences between Opponents and Supporters, Phyllis A. Anastasio

To Conserve or Not to Conserve: Is Status the Question?, Phyllis A. Anastasio

Behavioral Laterality in Caribbean flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber)., Matthew J. Anderson

Concurrent object learning in rats using a transitive inference procedure., Matthew J. Anderson

Concurrent object learning in rats using a transitive inference procedure., Matthew J. Anderson

Conditioned Taste Aversion Across the Life Span from Prenascence to Senescence, Matthew J. Anderson

Conditioned Taste Aversion Across the Life Span from Prenascence to Senescence, Matthew J. Anderson