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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.

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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 …

426 Crisis & Resilience
Research by Fredrickson, BarbaraL., Tugade, MicheleM., Waugh, ChristianE., & Larkin, GregoryR. (2003) Written by Robin N. Fatovic B.S. Why do we study psychology? Maybe we can learn something to help us with COVID-19 or any crisis! Researchers assessed whether positive people are more resilient, or can bounce back easier, during crises. In early 2001, college …

425 Vaping & Marketing
Research by Basáñez, Tatiana, Majmundar, Anuja, Cruz, Tess Boley, & Unger, Jennifer B. (2018) Written by Robin N. Fatovic B.S. Why has vaping or e-cigarettes become so popular among our youth?Initially producers promoted e-cigarettes as a replacement for harmful cigarettes. Yet,research found vaping caused inhalation of dangerous metals that damaged DNA and caused cancer. Significant …

424 Effectiveness of Teletherapy
Research by Mohr, David, Ho, Joyce, Duffecy, Jenna, Reifler, Douglas, Sokol, Lesile, Burns, Nichelle, Jin, Ling, Siddique, Juned (2012) Written by Robin N. Fatovic B.S. Therapy can be helpful in handling the financial, health-related, and daily stresses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, due to social distancing guidelines, in-person therapy may be unsafe. Therefore, teletherapy, …

423 Bilingual Infants and Attention
Research by D’Souza, Dean, Brady, Daniel, Haensel, Jennifer X., & D’Souza, Hana Written by Robin N. Fatovic B.S. Speaking multiple languages aids communication when visiting other countries or even in our multi ethnic country. Bilingual speakers and pre-language infants raised in bilingual homes also show other mental benefits, too. Why is that? Psychologist Dean D’Souza …

422 Humor Enhances Happiness
Research by Wellenzohn, Sara; Proyer, Rene T; & Ruch, Willibald (2016). Written by Juanita N Baker, Ph.D. Can you laugh at yourself? Especially in these difficult times, it might be just what the psychologist ordered! Can we change our happiness and depression by eliciting our good humor? Swiss psychologists measured happiness and depression over 6 …