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School of Psychology

Welcome To The School Of Psychology

You may have just discovered the fascinating field of psychology or maybe you have long dreamed of getting a degree in psychology. You may be new to the field or wanting to take the next step. In either case, the School of Psychology at Florida Tech provides an array of option for pursuing your interest in psychology. We offer undergraduate degrees in psychology both on campus and online, master’s degrees in psychology, and doctoral degrees.  And with each psychology degree, there are many ways to tailor your studies to best prepare you for the psychology career of your choice.

Getting your degree in psychology from Florida Tech

What drives people to get a degree in psychology? Usually it is their desire to understand what makes people “tick” and to make a positive difference in the world. At Florida Tech’s School of Psychology, students start having that impact even while pursuing their studies. Through class discussions of case studies, involvement in research studies on perplexing human behavior, or applied work at the numerous internship sites in the area, students are gaining the knowledge and skills needed to understand and work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds. And students are learning form faculty who themselves are making a difference in the world, be it through their meaningful research, professional services, or community activities. Faculty members model and involve students in this work and serve as supportive and challenging mentors in the students’ growth. A degree in psychology provides you with both the knowledge and the analytic and interpersonal skills needed to understand and interact.

Students often ask “what can I do with a degree in psychology?”

By providing concentrations for each of our degrees in psychology, students can tailor the degrees for the career they envision and stand out as more prepared than the typical psychology graduate. Our undergraduate alumni are engaged in a variety of fields, including business, social services, human resources, law enforcement, sales, or advanced studies. Those graduating with master’s degree in psychology or doctoral degrees typically enter professional fields which have been growing and expanding. Our alumni page provides descriptions of some of the interesting and significant work that are alumni are doing.

Psychology Science Minute Podcast

432 Researched Mental Health Applications
Research by Lau, Nancy;O’Daffer, Alison; Colt, Susannah; Yi-Frazier, Joyce; Palermo, Tonya;Mccauley, Elizabeth;  Rosenberg, Abby (2020)  Written by Robin N. Fatovic B.S. Mobile applications for stress management and self-care seem to be proliferating, helpful, and convenient. Are these applications based on effective therapeutic techniques and supported by psychological research?  Psychology and medical researchers identified and evaluated …
431 Anticipating End & Performance
Research by Katzir, Maayan, Emanuel, Aviv, & Liberman, Nira (2020)  Written by Robin N. Fatovic B.S. Have you ever done a tedious task and said to yourself, “when will this end?”   Researchers examined whether anticipating when a task will end would increase motivation to complete it. 80 Tel-Aviv University undergraduate students engaged in a visual …
430 Marriage Satisfaction & Visual Association
Research by McNulty, James; Olson, Michael; Jones, Rachael; Acosta, Laura (2017)  Written by Robin N. Fatovic B.S. Do you ever feel warm and fuzzy when you see pictures of puppies or sunsets? Researchers questioned whether seeing these images while viewing pictures of a person’s significant other would improve relationship satisfaction.  140 married couples viewed either …
429 Air Pollution & Schizophrenia
Research by Horsdal, Henriette T., Agerbo, E., Mcgrath, J. J., Vilhjálmsson, B. J., Antonsen, S., Closter, A. M., . . . Pedersen, Carsten B., et al. (2019). Written by Robin N. Fatovic B.S. Do mental disorders develop from our genes or from our environment, or both? Studies suggest that NO2 or Nitrogen dioxide,exposure in childhood …
428 Women Leaders & Stereotypes
Research by Dasgupta, N. & Asgari, S. (2004). Written by Shannon Cantalupo, M.S. How are we shaped by gender stereotypes? Does a women’s environment affect how she views herself or other women? Psychologists assessed whether a women’s automatic gender stereotype can be challenged. Specifically, to what extent does exposure to women leaders impact their traditional …
427 Lethal Force & Biases
Research by Hehman, E., Flake, J. K., Calanchini, J. (2018) Written by Shannon Cantalupo, M.S. Recent news highlights specific police officer’s inappropriate use of lethal force. What is the extent and reasons why some police engage in excessive lethal force? In 2018, psychologists examined the factors and psychological characteristics of people in specific geographical living …