Psychology Department


Mandy B. Medvin


Mandy B. Medvin, Sandra K. Webster

Associate Professors:

Kirk M. Lunnen, Sherri P. Pataki

Assistant Professors:

Deanne Buffalari

Adjunct Faculty:

Alan G. Gittis, Michael S. O'Donovan


Darlene McCoy

Preschool Head Teacher

Deborah S. Roud

Preschool Substitute Teacher

Elaine H. Taylor

Preschool Teacher

Melissa L. Moore

Substitute Preschool Lab

Jennifer A. Matyasovsky

Visiting Instructor

Stephanie B. Richman

Degree Offered:

Bachelor of Arts

Major Programs:


Interdisciplinary Programs:

Psychology–Human Resources, Neuroscience

Minor Programs:

Interdisciplinary: Childhood Development, Peace Studies

Pre-Professional Programs:

Psychology-Pre-Occupational Therapy

The psychology major is designed to enhance a broad array of fundamental abilities � written and spoken verbal mastery; quantitative facility (especially statistical); and creative problem solving (stressing the scientific method and information technology tools). The major is composed of required and elective content area courses (both laboratory and applied work, an internship and a senior thesis). The senior thesis is accomplished as part of a full-year program of independent and guided research.

Psychology majors find employment in a variety of areas including: mental health, business and industry, educational counseling, research, sales, social work, government and medical services. Because there are so many possible avenues of future employment for psychology majors, students are encouraged to select their courses, internship sites, and senior thesis topics to be most relevant to a particular career track. These "advising" tracks include developmental psychology, business and organizational psychology, clinical/counseling psychology, pre-occupational therapy, and research/general psychology.

Psychology Department Website

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Laboratory School: Psychology Preschool Lab Website

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Undergraduate Catalog

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