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Psychology at Keene State


Bachelors Degree in Psychology Overview

What is Psychology?

The Psychology program at Keene State provides an education in the study of human behavior- it examines why humans do what we do. Students learn a variety of models which give perspective to understanding how people develop and change. A diverse set of approaches are offered, including clinical, social, child developmental, and experimental. With the help of their professors and advisors, students create a track that follows their own interests in the field.

Why Study Psychology at Keene State?

Keene State offers a diverse set of experiences that include close connections to clinical and research activities both on and off campus. Many students seek out clinical activities at mental health or developmental services in and around Keene, while others participate in research projects on campus. Laboratory experiences have included studying belief systems in children, the connection of hope and health outcomes, stress and anxiety in athletes, and the neuropsychology of Autism.

Whether your passion in the field is related to counseling, motivation, neuroscience, personality, cognitive processes, child and adolescent psychology, organizational psychology — you’ll find it here.

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Career and Other Opportunities

The psychology programs at Keene State can prepare you for success in a graduate program in psychology or a career in a psychology-related field, including:

  • Direct service in a mental health field
  • Human Resources
  • Corporate Employee Assistance Programs
  • Graduate education leading to careers as clinical therapists, counselors or psychologists
  • Research and academic careers

Core Courses

Psychology, B.A., Total Credits: 121

General Psychology

An introduction to the major topics involved in understanding the behavior of humans and animals. Topics include perception, cognition, social behavior, and psychopathology. Fall, Spring.

Psychological Statistics

An introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics used in psychological research. Topics include measures of central tendency, variability, and correlation, as well as probability, sampling, hypothesis testing, and analysis of variance. Fall, Spring

Research Methods in Psychology

Methodologies of psychological research will be explored. Students will learn to conduct, evaluate, and interpret experiments within various subareas of psychology. Prerequisite: PSYC 251. Fall, Spring.

Brain and Behavior

This course examines how the central and peripheral nervous systems as well as the endocrine system relate to human and animal behavior. Prerequisites: ISPSYC 101 or permission of instructor. One Biology course recommended. Fall, Spring.

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