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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

397 Sleep Trends
Research by Sheehan, Connor M., Frochen, S. E., Walsemann, K. M., & Ailshire, J. A. (2019). Written by Shannon Cantalupo, B.S. Lack of sleep is an important National Health concern.  What factors likely contribute to our getting inadequate sleep, despite evidence that good sleep hygiene has numerous physical and psychological benefits?    Researchers used the [...]

396 Parent’s Language & Children
Research by D’Apice, Katrina, Latham, R. M., & von Stumm, S. (2019). Written by Shannon Cantalupo, B.S.  Since early life experiences are crucial for a child’s development, how do the language skills and actions of parents affect children’s language? British psychologists researched how, in the home, the impact of the quantity and quality of adult [...]

395 Self-Esteem, Social Support & Health
Research by Lee, David S. & Way, Baldwin M. (2019). Written by Shannon Cantalupo, B.S.  Do you think you have strong social support? Believe others have your back? Be there when in need?  When we believe we have social support, we are more likely to have better mental and physical well-being. Does our perception of [...]

394 TV & Cognition
Research by Fancourt, Daisy. & Steptoe, Andrew. (2019). Written by Shannon Cantalupo, B.S.  We’ve all told children to play outside, rather than sit watching TV. Research supports TV having a negative effect on children’s cognitive abilities, but what about adults? Psychologists Fancourt and Steptoe studied whether viewing TV is associated with a cognitive decline in adults [...]

393 TV Shows & Suicide
Research by Bridge, Jeffrey A., Greenhouse, J. B., Ruch, D., Stevens, J., Ackerman, J., Sheftall, A. H., … Campo, J. V. (2019). Written by Shannon Cantalupo, B.S.  Suicide can be prevented. Help is available. Yet, tragically, when a teen commits suicide, it seems contagious. Others follow. Can TV shows impact a person’s behavior? Could a [...]

392 Problem-Solving & Aggressive Kids
Research by Shure, Myrna B. & Spivack, George (1980). (1982). Written by American Psychological Association, adapted by Juanita N Baker, Ph.D. Why are some children more violent than others? What can parents or teachers do to make them more peaceful? Developmental psychologists Myrna Shure and George Spivack suspected that children behave violently because they lack [...]