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.
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.
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.
368 Avoidance Behaviors & Mental Health
Research by Thibodeau, Ryan & Principino, Heather M. (2018) Written by Shannon Cantalupo, B.S. Have you ever moved seats because someone made you feel uncomfortable? Researchers wanted to study these behaviors in relation to mental health and medical stigma. Researchers asked participants to meet a volunteer from a local health organization who would ask questions [...]
367 Parents & Friendship
Research by Dickson, Daniel. J., Huey, M., Laursen, B., Kiuru, N., Nurmi, Jari-Erik. (2018). Written by Shannon Cantalupo, B.S. We all know that parents have considerable influence over the lives of their children, both positively and negatively. But do they influence whether a young child can maintain friends? Researchers investigated whether characteristics of parents would [...]
366 Grief & Physical Difficulties
Research by Fagundes, Christopher P., Brown, R. L., Chen, M. A., Murdock, K. W., Saucedo, L., LeRoy, A…. Heijnen, Cobi (2019). Written by Shannon Cantalupo, B.S. When we have a great loss, we experience grief and depression. Research indicates depression can bring upon inflammation in the body, as seen in heart difficulties. So, does grief [...]
365 Expert Witness & Credibility
Research by Cramer, Robert. J., Brodsky, Stanely. L., DeCoster, Jamie., (2009). Written by Shannon Cantalupo, B.S. How do jurors assess an individual’s credibility? What makes them believe one person more? Researchers were interested in what factors could impact perceived credibility of male expert witnesses. They assessed whether the expert witness’ confidence and the personality characteristics [...]
364 Childhood Memories & Health
Research by Chopik, William. J., & Edelstein, Robin. S. (2019). Written by Shannon Cantalupo, B.S. Do our memories of early experiences of being cared for by parents affect our mental and physical health in later life? Researchers studied early caregiving memories, depressive symptoms and physical health in middle-aged and older adults. They used two samples: [...]
363 Depression Over Time & Education
Research by Todd, M., & Teitler, J. (2018). Written by Shannon Cantalupo, B.S. Of all mood disorders, depression is the most prevalent and immobilizing, causing distress and higher suicide rates. What are the trends in its prevalence and its treatment for individuals with different levels of education attainment? Researchers used the National Health and Nutrition [...]