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 2007

The Relationship between Neurocognitive Function and Non-Contact Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries, Philip Schatz

Submissions from 2006

Effects of September 11th stress on time perception., Matthew J. Anderson

Beyond the ANOVA: Alternative Techniques for Statistical Analyses of Neuropsychological Data, Philip Schatz

Cross-Validation of Measures Used for Computer-Based Assessment of Concussion, Philip Schatz

Sensitivity and Specificity of the ImPACT Test Battery for Concussion in Athletes, Philip Schatz

Sex Differences on Baseline Neuropsychological Function and Concussion Symptoms of Collegiate Athletes, Philip Schatz

Submissions from 2005

Constructing the Violence-Related Attitudes and Beliefs Scale, Phyllis A. Anastasio

Does viewing "justified" violence lead to devaluing others?, Phyllis A. Anastasio

Heart Follows Head: Influencing Violence-related Attitudes in the Classroom, Phyllis A. Anastasio

Skin tone bias and perception of criminality, Phyllis A. Anastasio

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

Behavioral Treatment of Pediatric Sleep Disorders: Infants to Teens, Jodi A. Mindell

Children's Sleep Needs, Jodi A. Mindell

Depression and Psychosocial Functioning in Caregivers of Ventilator Dependent Children, Jodi A. Mindell

Feasibility of a 24-Hour Recall Interview for Sleep Patterns, Jodi A. Mindell

Impact of Social Support on Distress in Caregivers of Children with Cystic Fibrosis, Jodi A. Mindell

Pediatric Sleep Disorders, Jodi A. Mindell

Pediatric Sleep Disorders, Jodi A. Mindell

Pediatric Sleep Disorders, Jodi A. Mindell

Sleep and Functioning in Caregivers of Ventilator Dependent Children, Jodi A. Mindell

Sleep and Risk-Taking Behavior in Adolescents, Jodi A. Mindell

Sleep and Risk-Taking Behavior in Adolescents, Jodi A. Mindell

Sleep Disorders, Jodi A. Mindell

Sleeping through the Night: How Infants, Toddlers, and Their Parents Can Get a Good Night's Sleep, Jodi A. Mindell

Sleep Patterns in Female Adolescents with Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain, Jodi A. Mindell

Take Charge of Your Child's Sleep: The All-In-One Resource for Solving Sleep Problems in Kids and Teens, Jodi A. Mindell

The Use of Pharmacotherapy in the Treatment of Pediatric Insomnia in Primary Care: Rational Approaches. A Consensus Meeting Summary, Jodi A. Mindell

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

Validity of a 24-Hour Recall Interview for Sleep Patterns, Jodi A. Mindell

Applications of Technology to Assessment and Intervention with Older Adults, Philip Schatz

Assessing the College Athlete, Philip Schatz

Current Trends in Reimbursement of Professional Neuropsychological Services, Philip Schatz

Ethical Challenges with the Use of Information Technology and Telecommunications in Neuropsychology, Philip Schatz

Gender Differences in Recovery Trajectories Following Sports-Related Concussion in College Athletes, Philip Schatz

Misuse of Statistical Testing in "Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology" Publications, Philip Schatz

Prolonged Effects of Concussion in High School Athletes, Philip Schatz

Relationship between Poor Effort and Baseline Performance on ImPACT, Philip Schatz

Submissions from 2004

Does Viewing Justified Violence Lead to Devaluing Others?, Phyllis A. Anastasio

The divisive coverage effect: How media may cleave differences of opinion between social groups, Phyllis A. Anastasio

The power to divide, the power to unite: The effects of ingroup and outgroup opinions on attitudes, Phyllis A. Anastasio

Twice hurt: How Newspaper Coverage may Reduce Empathy and Engender Blame for Female Victims of Crime, Phyllis A. Anastasio

An Overview of Sleep and Sleep Disorders in Infants, Children, and Adolescents, Jodi A. Mindell

Behavioral Therapies, Jodi A. Mindell

Behavioral Therapies, Jodi A. Mindell

Behavioral Treatment of Infant and Toddler Sleep Disturbances, Jodi A. Mindell

Behavioral Treatment of Pediatric Sleep Disorders, Jodi A. Mindell

Children's Sleep Needs, Jodi A. Mindell

Clinical Challenges in Pediatric Sleep, Jodi A. Mindell

Cross-Cultural Issues and Children's Sleep, Jodi A. Mindell

Current Status of Pharmacological Management, Jodi A. Mindell

Differential Diagnosis: A Different Approach to Insomnia, Jodi A. Mindell

Nonpharmacological Treatments for Pediatric Sleeplessness, Jodi A. Mindell

Pediatric Insomnia: Limit Setting Sleep Disorder and Sleep Onset Association Disorder, Jodi A. Mindell

Pediatric Partial Arousal Parasomnias, Jodi A. Mindell

Pediatric Sleep Disorders, Jodi A. Mindell

Pediatric Sleep Disorders, Jodi A. Mindell

Pediatric Sleep Disorders, Jodi A. Mindell

Services and Programs Proven Effective in Managing Infant/Child Sleep Disorders: Comments on Wiggs, Owens, France and Blampied, Jodi A. Mindell

Services and Programs Proven Effective in Manging Infant/Child Sleep Disorders: Comments on Wiggs, Owens, France, and Blampied, Jodi A. Mindell

Sleep Patterns in Adolescents with Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain, Jodi A. Mindell

Sleep Patterns in Adolescents with Chronic Musculosketal Pain, Jodi A. Mindell

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

Implementation of the Philadelphia Sports Concussion Project: A Model for Neuropsychologists and Certified Athletic Trainers in the Rehabilitation of Sport Concussions, Philip Schatz

Knock Knock: Opening the Door to Youth Sports Concussion Services in Your Practice, Philip Schatz

Sensitivity and Specificity of the ImPACT Test Battery in Athlete's Concussion Status, Philip Schatz

Sports Concussion Updates: Research Findings to Guide Clinical Practice, Philip Schatz

Family Discord and Stress Predictors of Depression and Other Disorders in Adolescent Children of Depressed and Nondepressed Women, Josephine Shih

Intergenerational Transmission of Depression: Test of Interpersonal Stress Model in a Community Sample, Josephine Shih

Submissions from 2003

The effects of violent media upon aggressive behavior, Phyllis A. Anastasio

The subtle effects of viewing "justifiied" media violence, Phyllis A. Anastasio

Violent Media: The Subtle Effects, Phyllis A. Anastasio

Child Care and Common Communicable Illnesses, Ages 36 to 54 Months, Elizabeth Jaeger

Do Children's Attention Processes Mediate the Link between Family Predictors and School Readiness?, Elizabeth Jaeger

Do Children's Attention Process Mediate the Link Between Family Predictors and School Readiness?, Elizabeth Jaeger

Does Quality of Child Care Affect Child Outcomes at Age 4 1/2?, Elizabeth Jaeger

Does the Amount of Time Spent in Child Care Predict Socioemotional Adjustment during the Transition to Kindergarten?, Elizabeth Jaeger

Studying the Effects of Early Child Care Experiences on the Development of Children of Color in the United States: Toward a More Inclusive Research Agenda, Elizabeth Jaeger

The NICHD Study of Early Child Care: Contexts of Development and Developmental Outcomes over the First Seven Years of Life, Elizabeth Jaeger

Designing and Implementing Experiments to Study Navigation and Orientation in Real and Virtual Space, John G. Jewell

Navigating and Orienting in an Immersive Virtual Environment, John G. Jewell

Psychology Experiments in Virual Environments: Design and Implementation, John G. Jewell

Up, Down, and In-Between: Distortions During Whole Body Tilt, John G. Jewell

Where Am I? Navigation in Immersive Virtual Environments, John G. Jewell

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

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

Faculty Development Workshop in Clinical Pediatric Sleep Medicine, Jodi A. Mindell

Insomnia in Children and Adolescents, Jodi A. Mindell

Medication Use in the Treatment of Pediatric Insomnia: Results of a Survey of Community-Based Pediatricians, Jodi A. Mindell

Periodoic Limb Movement Disorder in Children and Adolescents: Accuaracy of Clinical History, Jodi A. Mindell

Sleep, Dopey, and Grumpy: Sleep and Sleep Disorders in Infants, Children, and Adolescents, Jodi A. Mindell

Sleep Problems in Pediatric Practice: Clinical Issues for the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Jodi A. Mindell

Computer-Based Assessment of Sports-Related Concussion, Philip Schatz

Current Issues in the Assessment and Management of Concussions in Sports-Related Injuries, Philip Schatz

Effect of Managed Care on the Practice of Clinical Neuropsychology, Philip Schatz

History of Concussion and Baseline Test Performance for Collegiate Club Sport Versus Varsity Athletes, Philip Schatz

History of Concussion and Baseline Test Performance for Collegiate Club Sport versus Varsity Athletes, Philip Schatz

The Assessment of Baseline Neuropsychological Functioning among Collegiate Athletes: The Relevance of Concussion History and Concussion Severity, Philip Schatz

The Evaluation of Pre- and Post- Measures of Emotional Indices Associated with Sports-Related Concussion, Philip Schatz

Update on the Effects of Managed Care on the Practice of Clinical Neuropsychology, Philip Schatz

Validation of a Computerized Cognitive Assessment Tool: Assessing the Locked-In Patient, Philip Schatz