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 2009

Conditioned taste aversion across the lifespan from prenascence to senescence, Matthew J. Anderson

Individual differences in preferred neck resting position of Caribbean flamingos, Matthew J. Anderson

Individual differences in preferred neck resting position of Caribbean flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber)., Matthew J. Anderson

Latency of Caribbean flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber) to initiate forward locomotion following resting on one leg or two., Matthew J. Anderson

Latency of Caribbean flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber) to initiate forward locomotion following resting on one leg or two., Matthew J. Anderson

Lateral neck-resting preferences in the Lesser Flamingo (Phoeniconaias minor), Matthew J. Anderson

Preferred neck resting position predicts aggression in Caribbean flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber)., Matthew J. Anderson

Sexual arousal enhances object learning in rats., Matthew J. Anderson

Temporal contingency influences sensory preconditioning of contextual retrieval cues., Matthew J. Anderson

Temporal contingency influences sensory preconditioning of contextual retrieval cues., Matthew J. Anderson

The effects of spaced training on novel location preferences in rats., Matthew J. Anderson

The effects of water temperature context shifts on Morris water maze performance in Long-Evans rats., Matthew J. Anderson

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

Improving the Quality of Early Care and Education: Common Strategies and Lessons Learned, Elizabeth Jaeger

Taking the Work to the Next Level, Elizabeth Jaeger

Validation of millisecond timing accuracy in microcomputers., Donald S. Leitner

Validation of millisecond timing accuracy in microcomputers., Donald S. Leitner

A Nightly Bedtime Routine: Impact on Sleep in Young Children and Maternal Mood, Jodi A. Mindell

Behavioral Insomnia of Childhood: Current Approaches, Jodi A. Mindell

Breastfeeding and Sleep: It May Not be Whether You Nurse, but Whether You Nurse to Sleep, Jodi A. Mindell

Breastfeeding and Sleep: It May Not be Whether You Nurse, but Whether You Nurse to Sleep, Jodi A. Mindell

Clinical Psychology Training in Sleep and Sleep Disorders, Jodi A. Mindell

Co-Sleeping, Parental Presence, and Sleep in Young Children: A Cross-Cultural Perspective, Jodi A. Mindell

Co-Sleeping, Parental Presence, and Sleep in Young Children: A Cross-Cultural Perspective, Jodi A. Mindell

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

Developmental Aspects of Sleep Hygiene: Findings from the 2004 National Sleep Foundation Sleep in America Poll, Jodi A. Mindell

Disordered Sleep in Adolescents: A Psychotherapeutic Perspective, Jodi A. Mindell

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

Effects of a Consistent Bedtime Routine on Infant and Toddler Sleep, Jodi A. Mindell

Genetic and Environmental Influences on Sleep Problems: A Study of Preadolescent and Adolescent Twins, Jodi A. Mindell

Genetic and Environmental Influences on Sleep Problems: A Study of Preadolescent and Adolescent Twins, Jodi A. Mindell

Infant and Toddler Sleep in Australia and New Zealand: Comparisons across Cultures, Jodi A. Mindell

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

Online Survey on Sleep Status of Chinese Descendants' Children Aged 0-3 Years in Asia-Pacific Region, Jodi A. Mindell

Pediatric Sleep, Jodi A. Mindell

Pediatric Sleep Disorders, Jodi A. Mindell

Predictors of Sleep Outcomes in Infants and Toddlers, Jodi A. Mindell

Predictors of Sleep Outcomes in Newborns, Jodi A. Mindell

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

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

Sleep and Sleep Ecology in the First 3 Years: A Web-Based Study, Jodi A. Mindell

Sleep and Socioeconomic Status in Young Children in Colombia, South America, Jodi A. Mindell

Sleep Medication Prescriptions in Outpatient Pediatric Practice, Jodi A. Mindell

Sleep Medication Prescriptions in Outpatient Pediatric Practice, Jodi A. Mindell

Sleep Problems and Temperament in Adolescent Twins: The Mediating Effect of Shared Environment, Jodi A. Mindell

Sleep Problems and Temperament in Adolescent Twins: The Mediating Effect of Shared Environment, Jodi A. Mindell

Athlete's Subjective Feedback on Baseline Neurocognitive Testing is Related to Decreased Performance, Philip Schatz

Athlete's Subjective Feedback on Baseline Neurocognitive Testing is Related to Decreased Performance, Philip Schatz

Discriminating between Concussed and Non-Concussed High School Athletes Using ImPACT, Philip Schatz

Discriminating between Concussed and Non-Concussed High School Athletes Using ImPACT, Philip Schatz

Factors Affecting Athletes' Performance on Baseline and Post-Concussion Cognitive Testing, Philip Schatz

Human Factor Considerations in Motor Vehicle Collisions, Philip Schatz

Validation of Millisecond Timing Accuracy in Microcomputers, Philip Schatz

Validation of Millisecond Timing Accuracy in Microcomputers, Philip Schatz

Cognitive and interpersonal predictors of stress generation in children of affectively ill parents, Josephine Shih

Cultural influences on daily social support use, Josephine Shih

Dating violence in college students: Effects of gender, attachment, and anger, Josephine Shih

Gender differences in the effects of interpersonal behaviors on stress generation., Josephine Shih

Submissions from 2008

A Multiple Item Measure of Death Penalty Attitudes, Phyllis A. Anastasio

Priming Self-Power Associations with Violent Video Games, Phyllis A. Anastasio

Retention of learned safety in young and aged rats, Matthew J. Anderson

Sensory preconditioning of contextual stimuli, Matthew J. Anderson

Sexual arousal promotes learning deficit for non-sexual stimuli., Matthew J. Anderson

Spaced initial stimulus familiarization enhances novelty preference in Long-Evans rats, Matthew J. Anderson

Spaced initial stimulus familiarization enhances novelty preference in Long-Evans rats, Matthew J. Anderson

How are relational structures learned?, Patrick B. Garrigan

Perceptual learning depends on perceptual constancy, Patrick B. Garrigan

The effects of interference on visual memory of 2D shape, Patrick B. Garrigan

The Impact of a Service Learning Curriculum on Moral Development and Moral Orientation, Elizabeth Jaeger

Bedtime for Babies: Infant and Toddler Sleep Disturbances, Jodi A. Mindell

Bedtime Problems and Night Wakings in Children, Jodi A. Mindell

Behavioral Influences on Sleep, Jodi A. Mindell

Behavioral Insomnia of Childhood, Jodi A. Mindell

Behavioral Sleep Disorders in Children and Adolescents, Jodi A. Mindell

Behavioural Sleep Disorders in Children and Adolescents, Jodi A. Mindell

Cross-Cultural Differences in Infant and Toddler Sleep: The Story Continues, Jodi A. Mindell

Cross-Cultural Sleep Patterns in Infants and Toddlers, Jodi A. Mindell

Culturally-Based Infant and Toddler Sleep Differences, Jodi A. Mindell

Effects of a Consistent Bedtime Routine on Toddler Sleep, Jodi A. Mindell

Effects of a Consistent Bedtime Routine on Toddler Sleep, Jodi A. Mindell

Epidemiology of Pediatric Insomnia, Jodi A. Mindell

Infant and Toddler Sleep Disturbances, Jodi A. Mindell

Parent and Child Sleep: What Can We Learn from Multiple Reporters and Multiple Populations?, Jodi A. Mindell

Pediatric Sleep Education Campaigns, Jodi A. Mindell

Relationship among Obesity, Sleep Problems, and Quality of Life in School-Aged Children, Jodi A. Mindell

Sleep Education in Graduate Level Training of Psychologists, Jodi A. Mindell

Sleep in Hospitalized Pediatric Patients and Their Parents, Jodi A. Mindell

Sleep Patterns of Residentially-Based Adolescents with Autism, Jodi A. Mindell

Sleep Patterns, Practices, and Problems in Children: Development across the Ages, Jodi A. Mindell

Sleepy, Dopey, and Deployed: Sleep and Sleep Disorders in Children and Adolescents, Jodi A. Mindell

The Need for Interdisciplinary Pediatric Sleep Clinics, Jodi A. Mindell

Chapter in "Stress Generation and Depression", Josephine Shih

Depression vulnerability: Evidence of a double-bind for vulnerable individuals, Josephine Shih

Dimensions of interdependence, daily experiences, and support mobilization in Asian American college students., Josephine Shih

Personality risk factors and sex differences in stress generation., Josephine Shih

The relationship between attachment and dating aggression: An examination of the role of emotion regulation, Josephine Shih

Understanding the impact of prior depression on stress generation: Examining the roles of current depressive symptoms and interpersonal behaviors., Josephine Shih

Submissions from 2007

Effects of September 11th Terrorism Stress on Estimated Duration, Matthew J. Anderson

The effects of repeated novel object recognition task experience on object exploration and novelty preference., Matthew J. Anderson

Sex Differences on Neuropsychological Function and Post-Concussion Symptoms of Concussed Collegiate Athletes, Philip Schatz