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 1991

Maternal Employment and Infant Attachment: Is Maternal Responsiveness the Missing Link?, Elizabeth Jaeger

A New Measure for Assessing Diabetes Self-Management Responsibility in Pediatric Populations: The Diabetes Regimen Responsibility Scale, Jodi A. Mindell

Instructor's Manual for Steinberg and Belsky's "Infancy, Childhood and Adolescence", Jodi A. Mindell

Pediatricians and Sleep Problems in Young Children: Views and Treatment Recommendations, Jodi A. Mindell

Pediatricians and Sleep Problems in Young Children: Views and Treatment Recommendations, Jodi A. Mindell

Self-Esteem and Fear in Children, Jodi A. Mindell

Self-Esteem and Fear in Children, Jodi A. Mindell

Sleep Problems in Young Children: A Survey of Pediatricians, Jodi A. Mindell

Sleep Problems in Young Children: A Survey of Pediatricians, Jodi A. Mindell

Social Skill and Physical Attractiveness: Does Beauty Compensate for Incompetence?, Jodi A. Mindell

Emotional Distress and Coping Strategies: Proactive Vs. Reactive Responses Following Spinal Cord Injury, Marla A. Shawaryn

Submissions from 1990

Socially Projected Small Group Composition Predicts Resource Use in Commons Dilemma, Judith G. Chapman

Early Nonmaternal Care and Infant Attachment: In Search of Process, Elizabeth Jaeger

The Timing of Mothers' Return to the Workplace: Effects on the Developing Mother-Child Relationship, Elizabeth Jaeger

Augmentation of the Rat's AcousticStartle Reflex by Leading and Trailing Non-Reflexogenic Stimuli, Donald S. Leitner

Parameters Affecting Gap Detection in the Rat, Donald S. Leitner

Behavioral Treatment of Multiple Childhood Sleep Disorders: Effects on Child and Family, Jodi A. Mindell

Behavioral Treatment of Multiple Childhood Sleep Disorders: Effects on Child and Family, Jodi A. Mindell

Prevalence of Sleep Problems in Chronically Ill Children, Jodi A. Mindell

Treatment of Night Walkings in Early Childhood Through Generalization Effects, Jodi A. Mindell

Submissions from 1989

Focus of Attention in Groups: A Self-Attention Perspective, Judith G. Chapman

Motivational Orientation versus Behavioral Intention: Predicting Resource Use in a Commons Dilemma, Judith G. Chapman

The Effects of Group Composition: "Lost in the Crowd" or "the Center of Attention", Judith G. Chapman

Animal Learning Reinforcement, Paul DeVito

Attachment, Dependancy, and Separation Distress in Infants of Employed Mothers, Elizabeth Jaeger

Implications of an Avoidant Attachment Style for Fragility of Self-Concept: Clinical Data from a Research Project, Elizabeth Jaeger

Maternal Employment and Attachment Security: In Search of Process, Elizabeth Jaeger

What Makes Mothers Happy? A Look at Maternal Role Satisfaction, Elizabeth Jaeger

Effects of In-Utero Cocaine Exposure on Sensorineural Reactivity, Donald S. Leitner

Effects of In-Utero Cocaine Exposure on Startle and its Modifications, Donald S. Leitner

Multisensory Deficits Produced by Acute Exposure to Swim Stress, Donald S. Leitner

Night Walkings in Early Childhood: When to Intervene?, Jodi A. Mindell

Self-Management Responsibility in Children With Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus, Jodi A. Mindell

Validation of a Sleep Diary: Effects of Transition from Daylight Savings Time to Standard Time on Sleep and Mood of College Students, Jodi A. Mindell

Submissions from 1988

Motivational Losses in Small Groups: Free-Riding on a Cognitive Task, Judith G. Chapman

Classical Conditioning, Paul DeVito

Predicting Child Outcome in Families of Employed and Non-Employed Mothers, Elizabeth Jaeger

Predicting Infant Outcome in Families of Employed and Non-Employed Mothers, Elizabeth Jaeger

Two Measures of Attachment: Their Relationship to Home Behavior Infants of Employed and Non-Employed Mothers, Elizabeth Jaeger

When Mothers Return to the Workplace: Effects in the Developing Mother-Infant Relationship, Elizabeth Jaeger

Effects of In-Utero Cocaine Exposure on Sensorinueral Reactivity, Donald S. Leitner

Inhibition of Acoustic Startle in the Rat by a Footshock Prestimulus: Effects of Morphine and Naloxone, Donald S. Leitner

Physiological Mechanisms of Hunger and Satiety, Donald S. Leitner

Tectal Modulation of Acoustic Startle in the Rat, Donald S. Leitner

Training in Projective Testing: A Survey of Clinical Training Directors and Internship Directors, Jodi A. Mindell

Training in Projective Testing: Survey of Clinical Training Directors and Internship Directors, Jodi A. Mindell

Submissions from 1987

Focus of Attention in Groups: A Self-Attention Perspective, Judith G. Chapman

Resource Use in the Commons Dilemma as a Function of Group Composition, Judith G. Chapman

Enhancement of Conditioned Inhibition via an Extinction Treatment, Paul DeVito

Predicting Child Outcome in Families of Employed and Non-Employed Mothers, Elizabeth Jaeger

Differential Effects of Gap and Pulse Prestimuli Upon Acoustic Startle, Donald S. Leitner

Physiological Psychology: An Overview, Donald S. Leitner

Review of "The Nightmare: Psychological and Biological Foundations", Donald S. Leitner

Review of "Who's Who in the Biobehavioral Sciences", Donald S. Leitner

Headache Classification and Factor Analysis with a Pediatric Population, Jodi A. Mindell

Submissions from 1986

GROUP1 and GROUP2: Basic Programs for Laboratory Research on the Commons and Group Persuasion, Judith G. Chapman

Reciprocal Influence If "Free-Riding" and Being Played for a "Sucker" on Task Motivation, Judith G. Chapman

Contemporary Views of Classical-Pavlovian Learning: Beyond Spit and Twitches, Paul DeVito

Effects of Contingency Violations on the Extinction of a Conditioned Fear Inhibitor and Conditioned Fear Excitor, Paul DeVito

Paper Session on Operant Conditioning, Paul DeVito

The Pain-Pleasure Connection Revisited, Paul DeVito

Alterations in other Sensory Modalities Accompanying Stress Analgesia as Measured by Startle Reflex Modification, Donald S. Leitner

Pain: Assessment and Modulation, Donald S. Leitner

Physiological Psychology: An Overview, Donald S. Leitner

Stress-Induced Changes in Several Sensory Systems as Measured by Inhibition of Acoustic Startle in Rats, Donald S. Leitner

Stress-Induced Changes in Several Sensory Systems as Measured by Inhibition of Acoustic Startle in Rats, Donald S. Leitner

Submissions from 1985

Laboratory Manual for Psychology: Research, Design, and Analysis, Paul DeVito

The Transfer of Learning on Pavlovian Conditioning, Paul DeVito

Alterations in Other Sensory Modalities Accompanying Stress-Induced Analgesia, Donald S. Leitner

Inhibition of Acoustic Startle in the Rat by Noxious Prestimulus: Effects of Morphine and Naloxone, Donald S. Leitner

Inhibition of Acoustic Startle in the Rat by Noxious Prestimulus: Effects of Morphine and Naloxone, Donald S. Leitner

Role of the Inferior Colliculuc in the Inhibition of Acousti Startle in the Rat, Donald S. Leitner

Submissions from 1984

Conditioned Inhibition and Extinction, Paul DeVito

The Enhancement of Inhibition through Extinction Training, Paul DeVito

The Enhancement of Inhilation through Extinction Training, Paul DeVito

Submissions from 1983

Pavlovian Learning in Infrahuman Species, Paul DeVito

The Extinction of Conditioned Inhibitors of Fear, Paul DeVito

The Extinction of Inhibition, Paul DeVito

Transfer of Learning in Pavlovian Procedures, Paul DeVito

Submissions from 1982

Cognitive Processes in Animal Learning, Paul DeVito

Conditioned Inhibition: Paradigms, Procedures, and Phenomena, Paul DeVito

Inhibition in Extinction, Paul DeVito

Pavlovian Aversive to Pavlovian Appetite Transfer, Paul DeVito

Sub-Zero Extinction and Inhibition, Paul DeVito

Transfer of Conditioned Appetitive Stimuli to Conditioned Aversive Excitatory and Inhibitory Stimuli, Paul DeVito

Submissions from 1981

Pavlovian Aversive to Pavlovian Appetitive Transfer, Paul DeVito

Submissions from 1980

The Extinction of a Conditioned Inhibitor of Fear and a Conditioned Excitor of Fear, Paul DeVito

Submissions from 1979

Pavlovian Appetitive to Pavlovian Aversive Transfer, Paul DeVito

Submissions from 1977

Across-Reinforcement Blocking Effects in a Mediantinal Test of the CS's General Signaling Property, Paul DeVito

Across-Reinforcement Blocking Effects in a Mediational Test of the CS's General Signaling Property, Paul DeVito