The psychology major provides students with a sound introduction to psychology as a scientific discipline, including both traditional areas and more recent trends and theoretical developments. Psychology majors receive extensive training in methodology and statistics. The study of psychology emphasizes critical thinking and the development of writing, oral communication, and research skills. Students are exposed to the variety of subject areas that define the field of psychology and are given the opportunity for hands-on, empirical work. Many students work on research teams and do year-long research projects under the direction of an individual faculty member. A variety of internships are offered at local businesses and social service agencies. To find more information, visit the Psychological Science page.

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Submissions from 2017

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The Effects of Helicopter Parenting on Academic Motivation, Holly H. Schiffrin and Miriam Liss

Submissions from 2014

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Intensive Parenting: Does it Have the Desired Impact on Child Outcomes?, Holly H. Schiffrin, Hester Godfrey, Miriam Liss, and Mindy J. Erchull

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Mother, Father, or Parent?: College Students' Intensive Parenting Attitudes Differ by Referent, Holly H. Schiffrin, Miriam Liss, Katherine Geary, Haley Miles-McLean, Taryn Tashner, Charlotte Hagerman, and Kathryn Rizzo

Submissions from 2013

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Positive Psychology and Attachment: Positive Affect as a Mediator of Developmental Outcomes, Holly H. Schiffrin

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Helping or Hovering? The Effects of Helicopter Parenting on College Students’ Well-Being, Holly H. Schiffrin, Miriam Liss, Haley Miles-McLean, Katherine A. Geary, Mindy J. Erchull, and Taryn Tashner

Submissions from 2012

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Development and Validation of a Quantitative Measure of Intensive Parenting Attitudes, Miriam Liss, Holly H. Schiffrin, Virginia H. Mackintosh, Haley Miles-McLean, and Mindy J. Erchull

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Maternal Guilt and Shame: The Role of Self-discrepancy and Fear of Negative Evaluation, Miriam Liss, Holly H. Schiffrin, and Kathryn Rizzo

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Insight into the Parenthood Paradox: Mental Health Outcomes of Intensive Mothering, Holly H. Schiffrin, Kathryn Rizzo, and Miriam Liss

Submissions from 2010

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The Associations among Computer Mediated Communication, Relationships, and Well-being, Holly H. Schiffrin, Anna Edelman, Melissa Falkenstern, and Cassandra Stewart

Submissions from 2009

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Mood Over Matter: Can Happiness Be Your Undoing?, Melissa Falkenstern, Holly H. Schiffrin, S. Katherine Nelson, Lyndsey Ford, and Christina Keyser

Submissions from 2008

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Stressed and Happy? Investigating the Research between Happiness and Perceived Stress, Holly H. Schiffrin, D. Rezendes, and S. Katherine Nelson