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 2001

Seatbelts Contribute to Location of Lesion in Moderate to Severe Closed Head Trauma, Philip Schatz

Underutilization of Neuropsychology in Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation: Is Managed Care to Blame?, Philip Schatz

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

Coping Stategies Following SCI: Accomodations to Trauma and Disability, Marla A. Shawaryn

Rating Scale Analysis of Quality of Life in Multiple Sclerosis, Marla A. Shawaryn

Relating Cognitive Impairment and Functional Status in Multiple Sclerosis: The Role of Quality of Life, Marla A. Shawaryn

Relating Cognitive Impairment and Functional Status in Multiple Sclerosis: The Role of Quality of Life, Marla A. Shawaryn

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

Submissions from 2000

Changing Environmentally Responsible Behavior: Why Changing Attitudes Alone Don't Work!, Phyllis A. Anastasio

Gender Differences as a Function of Media Exposure on Perceptions of Danger, Phyllis A. Anastasio

Blushing for Self and Others: Veridicality and Self-Reported Explanations, Judith G. Chapman

Educating Students to Make-a-Difference: Community-Based Service Learning, Judith G. Chapman

Attachment in Adult Daughters of Alcoholic Fathers, Elizabeth Jaeger

Attachment Models, Peer Interaction Behavior, and Feelings about the Self: Indications of Maladjustment in Dismissing/Preoccupied (D/E) Adolescence, Elizabeth Jaeger

Child Care Improvement on a Shoe-String: Evaluating a Low-Cost Approach to Improving the Availability of Quality Care, Elizabeth Jaeger

Studying the Effects of Early Child Care Experiences on the Development of Children of Color in the U.S.: Towards a More Inclusive Research Agenda, Elizabeth Jaeger

Body Segment Orientation during Active and Passive Whole Body Shifts, John G. Jewell

Distortions in Body Orientation Follow an Egocentric Rather than World-Based Coordinate System, John G. Jewell

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

Sequence of Ground Reaction Forces and Torques in Relation to Eye, Head and Body Kinematics during Whole Body Gaze Shifts, John G. Jewell

Behavioral Treatment of Pediatric Sleep Disorders, Jodi A. Mindell

Children's Sleep Services: Clinical, Administrative, and Research Considerations, Jodi A. Mindell

Pediatric Sleep Medicine, Jodi A. Mindell

Sleep and Twins: Research Findings and Clinical Considerations, Jodi A. Mindell

Sleep Disturbances during Pregnancy, Jodi A. Mindell

Sleep Habits in Twins: Is Sleep Envirnomentally or Genetically Determined?, Jodi A. Mindell

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

Sleep in Twins: Concordance Rates between Identical and Fraternal Twins, Jodi A. Mindell

Sleep in Twins: Concordance Rates between Identical and Fraternal Twins, Jodi A. Mindell

Sleep in Twins: Concordance Rates in Identical and Fraternal Twins, Jodi A. Mindell

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

Assessment of Outcome Following TBI, Philip Schatz

Assessment of Severity of TBI and Functional Outcome Measures, Philip Schatz

Current Functional Ability Rating (C-Far) for Individuals with Acquired Cognitive Deficits, Autism, and Other Neurophyschological Impairments in the COMMCARE PROGRAM, Philip Schatz

Factors Affecting Who Receives Neuropsycholgical Testing Following Moderate-to-Severe TBI, Philip Schatz

Factors Affecting Who Receives Neuropsychology Testing Following Moderate-to Serve TBI, Philip Schatz

Mild Traumatic Brian Injury, Philip Schatz

Neuroanatomy and Medical Neurosciences, Version 4.2, Philip Schatz

The Roschach Record of Nazi War Criminals: Historical Perspectives and Current Research, Philip Schatz

Traumatic Brain Injury Demographics, Philip Schatz

Vehicular Factors Affect Injury Location, Severity and Outcome, Philip Schatz

Vehicular Factors Affect Injury Location, Severity and Outcome, Philip Schatz

Assessing Financial Capactity in Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury, Marla A. Shawaryn

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

From Qualitative Observations to Probablistic Measures: An Introduction to Rasch Analysis, Marla A. Shawaryn

Neurpsychological Correlates of Financial Capacity in Cognitively Impaired Patients with MS, Marla A. Shawaryn

Submissions from 1999

Can the Media Create Public Opinion? A Social Identity Approach, Phyllis A. Anastasio

An Introduction to Community-Based Service-Learning, Judith G. Chapman

Can the Media Create Public Opinion? A Social Identity Approach, Judith G. Chapman

Collegiate Service-Learning: Motives Underlying Volunteerism and Satisfaction with Volunteer Service, Judith G. Chapman

Faculty and Student Participation and Perceptions of Service-Learning Outcomes, Judith G. Chapman

Outcomes of Service-Learning: What Do Faculty and Students Really Think?, Judith G. Chapman

Incriminating pretrial publicity and inadmissible testimony influences juror verdicts, Gary J. Gargano

Retrieval-induced forgetting:  Is it due to inhibitory mechanisms?, Gary J. Gargano

Child Care and Mother-Child Interaction in the First Three Years of Life, Elizabeth Jaeger

Child Care Improvement on a Shoe-String: Evaluating a Low-Cost Approach to Improving the Availability of Quality Child Care, Elizabeth Jaeger

Child Care Improvements on a Shoe-String: An Evaluation of the Philadelphia Early Childhood Collaborative, Elizabeth Jaeger

Effect Sizes from the NICHD Early Child Care, Elizabeth Jaeger

The Effects of Early Child Care: An Update from the NICHD Study of Early Child Care, Elizabeth Jaeger

The Roles of Work and Poverty in the Lives of Families with Young Children, Elizabeth Jaeger

Gazing with Feet: A Pivotal Role for the Vestibular System?, John G. Jewell

People Tipping: Distortions of Perceived Body Tilt, John G. Jewell

Review of "Social Ethics: A Student's Guide", John G. Jewell

The Disassociation of Kinesthetic and Recognition Learning during the Fusion of Autostereograms, John G. Jewell

The Misperception of Spatial Orientation during Multidirectional Body Tilt, John G. Jewell

Yaw Head Orientation during Whole Body Gaze Shifts, John G. Jewell

Yaw Head Orientation during Whole Body Gaze Shifts, John G. Jewell

Are Children Who Have Nightmares More Anxious?, Jodi A. Mindell

Are Children Who Have Nightmares More Anxious?, Jodi A. Mindell

Assessment and Behavioral Intervention to Improve Sleep in Children with Learning and Behavioral Disabilities, Jodi A. Mindell

Behavioral Interventions for Childhood Sleep Terrors, Jodi A. Mindell

Developmental Features of Sleep, Jodi A. Mindell

Developmental Features of Sleep, Jodi A. Mindell

Empirically Supported Treatments in Pediatric Psychology: Bedtime Refusal and Night Wakings in Young Children, Jodi A. Mindell

Pediatric Sleep Disorders, Jodi A. Mindell

Pediatric Sleep Disorders, Jodi A. Mindell

Sleep Disorders, Jodi A. Mindell

Sleep Disorders, Jodi A. Mindell

Sleeping through the Night, Jodi A. Mindell

Sleep in Twins: Is It Genetically or Environmentally Determined?, Jodi A. Mindell

Sleep in Twins: Is It Genetically or Environmentally Determined?, Jodi A. Mindell

Computer-Based Assessment of Malingering, Philip Schatz

Computer-Based Assessment of Malingering: Response Requirement Effects, Philip Schatz

Current Functional Ability Rating (C-FAR) in the Pennsylvania Head Injury Program, Philip Schatz

Effect of Cause of Injury on Lesion Location, Injury Severity and Outcome Following Traumatic Brain Injury, Philip Schatz

Effect of Cause on Injury of Lesion Location, Injury Severity and Outcome Following Traumatic Brain Injury, Philip Schatz

Efficacy of Neuropsychological Evaluations in Long-Term Rehabilitation, Philip Schatz

Evaluation of Post-Acute Rehabilitation Status in Traumatic Brain Injury: Discrepancies in Client Ratings between Facility-Based and Independent Case Managers, Philip Schatz

Neuropsychology in Film, Philip Schatz

Observing Neural Networking in Vivo, Philip Schatz

Quality of Signature as a Measure of Outcome Following Traumatic Brain Injury, Philip Schatz

The Effect of Behavioral, Personality and Emotional Changes after Brain Injury on Caregiver Relationships, Philip Schatz

The Effect of Behavorial, Personality and Emotional Changes after Brain Injury on Caregiver Relationships, Philip Schatz

Trends in Computer Usage and Means of Obtaining CE Credits among Professional Psychologists, Philip Schatz

The Impact of Early Onset Multiple Sclerosis on Cognitive and Psychosocial Indicies, Marla A. Shawaryn

Submissions from 1998

How the Media Influences Public Opinion, Phyllis A. Anastasio

How the News Influences Public Opinion through Social Identity, Phyllis A. Anastasio

A Multi-Dimensional Model in the Treatment of AD(H)D, Judith G. Chapman

Effect of Extrinsic Rewards on the Performance of Major League Baseball Players, Judith G. Chapman

Empathetic Blushing: The Impact of Another's Predicament on the Blushing Response, Judith G. Chapman