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 2003

Cognitive Functioning and Everyday Functioning in MS: THe Role of the MSNQ, Marla A. Shawaryn

Cognitive Impairment and Everyday Functioning in MS, Marla A. Shawaryn

Relating Cognitive Functioning and Functional Status in MS, Marla A. Shawaryn

Interpersonal Impairment and the Prediction of Depressive Symptoms in Adolescent Children of Depressed and Nondepressed Mothers, Josephine Shih

Submissions from 2002

Is the Media Objective?, Phyllis A. Anastasio

The News and Public Opinion: How Black and White Coverage Can Create Public Opinion, Phyllis A. Anastasio

Child-Care Structure --> Process --> Outcome: Direct and Indirect Effects of Child-Care Quality on Young Children's Development, Elizabeth Jaeger

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

Early Child Care and Children's Development Prior to School Entry, Elizabeth Jaeger

Highlights from the Philadelphia Child Care Quality Study, Elizabeth Jaeger

Language Competence at 36 Months: Relations with Attachment Security and the Home Environment, Elizabeth Jaeger

Promoting School Readiness in Young Children: Where Have We Been? Where are We Going?, Elizabeth Jaeger

Quality Improvement: The Outsider's View, Elizabeth Jaeger

The Ecology of Kith and Kin Care, Elizabeth Jaeger

The NICHD Study of Early Early Child Care and Youth Development: A Research Update, Elizabeth Jaeger

The Relation of First Grade Classroom Environment to Structural Classroom Features, Teacher and Student Behaviors, Elizabeth Jaeger

How to Bring Robotics to the Classroom, John G. Jewell

Inattentional Blindness: What Makes Noticers Different than Non-Noticers, John G. Jewell

Learning Processes Involved the Viewing of Random-Dot Autostereograms, John G. Jewell

Pivot Turns as Whole Body Gaze Shifts, John G. Jewell

Righting Student Writing: An Exchange of Ideas about Teaching Students How to Write Well, John G. Jewell

Where Am I? Distortions in Perceived Orientation during Whole Body Tilt, John G. Jewell

Clinical Sleep Services for Children: Clinical and Administrative Considerations, Jodi A. Mindell

Nightmares and Anxiety in Elementary-Aged Children: Is There a Relationship?, Jodi A. Mindell

Pediatric Sleep Disorders, Jodi A. Mindell

Pharmacology for Pediatric Sleep Disorders: What is Rational?, Jodi A. Mindell

Sleep Habits of Internationally Adopted Children: A Pilot Study, Jodi A. Mindell

Sleep Habits of Ventilator-Dependent Children, Jodi A. Mindell

Applications of Computer-Based Neuropsychology Assessment, Philip Schatz

Computer-Related Anxiety: Examining the Impact of Technology-Specific Affect on the Performance of a Computerized Neuropsychological Assessment Measure, Philip Schatz

Current Trends in the Practice of Clinical Neuropsychology: Practice Patterns, Referral Sources, and Effects of Managed Care, Philip Schatz

Current Trends in the Practice of Clinical Neuropsychology: Practice Patterns, Referral Sources, and Effects of Managed Care, Philip Schatz

Determining a Schedule for Serial Post-Concussion Assessmens: The Philadelphia Sports Concussion Program, Philip Schatz

Determining a Schedule for Serial Post-Concussion Assessments: The Philadelphia Sports Concussion Program, Philip Schatz

Enduring Effects of Concussion in Youth Athletes, Philip Schatz

Important Factors in Developing Sports-Concussion Programs, Philip Schatz

Increased Risk for Concussion on Female Athletes, Philip Schatz

Increased Risk for Concussions in Female Athletes, Philip Schatz

Motor Vehicle Collision Factors Influence Severity and Type of TBI, Philip Schatz

Retrospective Assessment of Rehabilitation Outcome Following Traumatic Brain Injury: Development and Utility of the Functional Independence Level (FIL), Philip Schatz

The Relationship between Verbal Learning Patterns, Injury Severity, and Employability Following a Traumatic Brain Injury, Philip Schatz

The Relationship between Verbal Learning Patterns, Injury Severity, and Employability Following Traumatic Brain Injury, Philip Schatz

Use of Reliability Change Indices, Correclation Coefficients, and Dependent Samples t-Test to Document Stability of Computerized Assessment Measures over a One-Year Period, Philip Schatz

Use of Reliable Change Indices, Correlation Coefficients and Dependant Samples t-Tests to Document the Stability of Computerized Assessment Measures over a 1-Year Period, Philip Schatz

Assessing the Functional Status: The Relationship Between The Multiple Sclerosis Functional Composite and Driving, Marla A. Shawaryn

Determinants of Health-Related Quality of Life in Multiple Sclerosis: The Role of Illness Intrusiveness, Marla A. Shawaryn

Relating Cognitive Impairment and Everyday Function in MS: Preliminary Findings, Marla A. Shawaryn

Review of "Neurobehavior of Language and Cognition: Studies of ", Marla A. Shawaryn

Review of "Neurobehavior of Language and Cognition: Studies of Normal Aging and Brain Damage Honoring Martin L. Albert", Marla A. Shawaryn

Scaliong of the Revised Oswestry Low Back Pain Questionnaire, Marla A. Shawaryn

Submissions from 2001

Has the Media Gone Too Far? Information vs. Sensationalism, Phyllis A. Anastasio

Promoting Positive Perceptions of the Mentally Retarded through Common Ingroup Identity, Phyllis A. Anastasio

Subtle Differences in News Coverage of Crime Impacts Feelings of Public Empathy, Phyllis A. Anastasio

The Role of Media Crime Coverage in Engendering Victim Blame, Phyllis A. Anastasio

Crime Serverity Does Not Influence the Effects of Inadmissible Evidence on Verdicts, Gary J. Gargano

Pre-trial Publicity, But Not Crime Serverity, Biases Mock Juror Verdicts, Gary J. Gargano

Witnessing Postevents Does Not Change Memory Traces, But Can Affect Their Retrieval, Gary J. Gargano

A New Guide for Evaluating Child Care Quality: The NICHD Study of Early Child Care, Elizabeth Jaeger

An Overview of the Quality of Child Care in Philadelphia, Elizabeth Jaeger

Attachment in African American Infants: Another Look at the Validity of the Strange Situation, Elizabeth Jaeger

Can We Talk? Attachment in the Early Years of Middle Childhood, Elizabeth Jaeger

Child Care and Family Predictors of Preschool Attachment and Stability, Elizabeth Jaeger

Child Care and Family Predictors of Preschool Attachment and Stability from Infancy, Elizabeth Jaeger

Early Child Care and Children's Development Prior to School Entry, Elizabeth Jaeger

Early Child Care and Children's Development Prior to School Entry, Elizabeth Jaeger

Experiences in First Grade Classrooms: The Other Side of School Readiness, Elizabeth Jaeger

Factorial Survey Methods, Elizabeth Jaeger

Further Explorations of the Detected Effects of Quantity of Early Child Care on Socioemotional Adjustment, Elizabeth Jaeger

Is Parenting Diminished by Child Care: Relations between Family Characteristics, Young Children's Experiences in Child Care, and Children's Developmental Outcomes, Elizabeth Jaeger

Nonmaternal Care and Family Factors in Early Development: An Overview of the NICHD Study of Early Child Care, Elizabeth Jaeger

Quality of Child Care and Child Outcomes, Elizabeth Jaeger

Researchers and Child Care Professionals Discuss Recent Findings from the NICHD Study of Early Child Care: Is More Time in Early Child Care Associated with More Aggressive Child Behavior?, Elizabeth Jaeger

Structure-Process-Outcome: Direct and Indirect Effects of Caregiving Equality in Young Children's Development, Elizabeth Jaeger

The Philadelphia Child Care Study: An Examination of Selected Early Education and Care Settings, Elizabeth Jaeger

The Quality of Child Care in Philadelphia: Preliminary Findings from The Early Childhood Planning Project, Elizabeth Jaeger

Type of Care and Children's Development at 54 Months, Elizabeth Jaeger

Affordance and Perceptual Judgments of Slanted Surfaces, John G. Jewell

Eye, Head and Body Kinematics during Whole-Body Gaze Shifts, John G. Jewell

Clinical Sleep Services for Children: Administrative, Teaching, and Service Delivery Considerations, Jodi A. Mindell

Clinical Sleep Services for Children: Administrative, Teaching, and Service Delivery Considerations, Jodi A. Mindell

Parental Work Status and Sleep Habits of School-Aged Children, Jodi A. Mindell

Parental Work Status and Sleep Habits of School-Aged Children, Jodi A. Mindell

Parental Work Status and Sleep Habits of School-Aged Children, Jodi A. Mindell

Pediatric Sleep Disorders, Jodi A. Mindell

Pediatric Sleep Medicine Case Discussion, Jodi A. Mindell

Pediatric Sleep Medicine Case Discussion, Jodi A. Mindell

Sleep Habits of Internationally Adopted Children, Jodi A. Mindell

Sleep Patterns of Twins: An Examination of Monozygotic and Dizygotic Twins' Sleep, Jodi A. Mindell

Sleep Patterns of Twins: An Examination of Monozygotic and Dizygotic Twins' Sleep, Jodi A. Mindell

The Relationship between Adolescent Sleep Habits and Risk-Taking Behavior, Jodi A. Mindell

Commentary on: Psychometric Concerns in Neuropsychological Testing, Philip Schatz

Enduring Effects of Cerebral Concussion in Youth Athletes, Philip Schatz

Enduring Effects of Previous Concussion in College Freshman and Sophomores, Philip Schatz

Enduring Effects of Previous Concussion in College Freshmen and Sophomores, Philip Schatz

Motor Vehicle Collision Types and Brain Injury: Objects in Rear View Mirror May be More Dangerous than They Appear, Philip Schatz

Motor Vehicle Collision Types and Brain Injury: Objects in the Rear View Mirror May be More Dangerous than They Appear, Philip Schatz

National Academy of Neuropsychology: Abstracts from the 21st Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, October 31–November 3, 2001, Philip Schatz

Psychometric Concerns in Neuropsychological Testing, Philip Schatz

Revisiting the Utility of PIQ and VIQ to Measure Lateralization and Functional Recovery Following Acquired Brain Injury, Philip Schatz

Revisiting the Utility of PIQ and VIQ to Measure Lateralization and Functional Recovery Following Acquired Brain Injury, Philip Schatz