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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

402 Attachment & Involvement
Research by Brown, G. L., Mangelsdorf, S. C., Shigeto, A., & Wong, M. S. (2018). Written by Shannon Cantalupo, M.S Children feel loved and thrive when they can depend upon their parents’ fulfilling their needs and loving them. The more adult interactions, the more advanced the child’s cognitive, social, and emotional development and attachment.  How …

401 Neighbors & Serious Mental Illness
Research by Kriegel, L. S., Townley, G., Brusilovskiy E., Salzer, M. S. (2019). Written by Shannon Cantalupo, M.S. Do those who have a Serious Mental Illness (such as schizophrenia, severe bipolar disorder, or severe depression) feel rejected, socially isolated and lonely? Do they know their neighbors and feel they belong in their neighborhood? Psychologists compared …

400 Emotion Differentiation & Depression
Research by Starr, Lisa R., Hershenberg, R., Shaw, Z. A., Li, Y. I., & Santee, A. C. (2019). Written by Shannon Cantalupo, B.S.  How well can you identify and label your negative emotions? Negative emotion differentiation is the ability to label your feelings precisely, e.g., telling the difference between anger, depression, anxiety, panic, guilt, and …

399 Purpose & Health
Research by Kang, Yoona, Strecher, V. J., Kim, E., & Falk, E. B. (2019). Written by Shannon Cantalupo, B.S.  If we have core values and a sense of purpose in life, we’ll likely make healthier choices over the person who has conflicts between competing unhealthy but alluring choices, like not making effort to get a …

398 Coping Strategies & Mental Health
Research by Zainal, Nur, Hani, & Newman, M. G. (2019). Written by Shannon Cantalupo, B.S.  Major Depression, Generalized Anxiety and Panic Disorders are mental disorders that often reoccur after a period of remission. What coping strategies might reduce their frequency? Researchers evaluated the relationship between disorder frequency and coping strategies such as goal persistence (continued …

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 …