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

452 Exercise and Memory
Research by Erikson, Kirk; Voss, Michelle; Prakash, Ruchika; Basak, Chandramallika; Szabo, Amanda; Chaddock, Laura; Kim, Jennifer; Heo, Susie; Alves, Heloisa; White, Siobhan; Wojcicki, Thomas; Mailey, Emily; Vieira, Victoria; Martin, Stephen; Pence, Brandt; Woods, Jeffrey; McAuley, Edward; Kramer, Arthur (2011). Exercise training increases size of hippocampus and improves memory. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,108(7), …
451 Illusion of Positivity
Research by James Collard, Matthew Fuller-Tyskiewicz (2020). Positive irrational beliefs and mental health. Journal of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10942-020-00375-y Written by Robin N. Fatovic M.S. Is it helpful to always look on the bright side? Psychology researchers argued that being overly positive, like thinking one is always in control, successful,and makes no mistakes, can …
450 Body Image and Values
Research by Alleva, Jessica; Medoch, Melissa; Priestly, Kira; Philippi, Johanna; Hamaekers, Jolien; Salvino, Eva; Humblet, Sanne; Custers, Marieke (2020). “I appreciate your body, because…” does promoting positive body image to a friend affect one’s own positive body image?Body Image,36, 134-138. doi:10.1016/j.bodyim.2020.11.002 Written by Robin N. Fatovic M.S. Can expressing appreciation and love to a friend …
449 Helpful Horror
Written by Robin N. Fatovic M.S. Research by Scrivner, Coltan; Johnson, John; Kjeldgaard-Christiansend, Jens; Clasen, Mathias (2020). Pandemic practice: Horror fans and morbidly curious individuals are more psychologically resilient during the COVID-19 pandemic. Personality and Individual Differences, 168. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2020.110397 What kind of movies do you like to watch? Psychology researchers asked, “Do horror movie fans …
448 Power and Perspective-Taking
Written by Robin N. Fatovic M.S. Research by Wang, Yinan (2020). When power increases perspective-taking: The moderating role of syncretic self-esteem.Personality and Individual Differences, 166,110207. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2020.11020 Are effective leaders in power good at understanding other people’s needs and perspectives? Psychologist Yinan Wang from Beijing Normal University thought self-esteem or valuing oneself and one’s abilities might …
447 Marriage and Journaling
Research by Finkel, Eli; Slotter, Erica; Luchies, Laura; Walton, Gregory;& Gross, James (2013). A Brief Intervention to Promote Conflict Reappraisal Preserves Marital Quality Over Time. Psychological Science, 24(8), 1595–1601.https://doi.org/10.1177/0956797612474938 Written by Robin N. Fatovic M.S. Research shows marital quality declines over time, even though marital satisfaction is a part of life satisfaction. University psychology researchers …