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Psychology

Thoughts and Actions

Psychology is the study of human behavior and the complex mental processes that regulate our attitudes and actions. While some psychology majors may choose to become psychologists, the career paths for someone with such skills and knowledge are numerous. Teachers, coaches, guidance counselors, human resources personnel and business leaders all benefit from an understanding of the forces and motivations underlying human behavior. Our faculty represents a wide range of specialties, including social, biological, clinical, cognitive and developmental psychology.

With 1,300 students, the Department of Psychology’s Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology is Bridgewater State University’s most popular major. Under the direction of 23 full-time and 22 part-time faculty members, the curriculum encompasses a strong liberal arts foundation, ensuring a well-rounded education. Additionally, the honors program in Psychology provides highly motivated students with opportunities to enhance their learning through intensive scholarly study and research. The department also offers an MA in Clinical Psychology which prepares students to become licensed mental health counselors (LMHC) in Massachusetts.

Department News

Department News

Alumni Profile
Peter Koutoujian, '83, right, is sworn in by outgoing Major County Sheriffs of America President Grady Judd.
Major Sheriff
Peter Koutoujian, ’83, tapped to lead national organization
Julie Enos Brennan founder of We Do Care
Dealing with Loss
Widowed alumna seeks to help others in the same situation
Undergraduate Research
Study seeks meaning and motivation in the online posting of
Know Thy Selfie

Student seeks meaning and motivation in the online posting of revealing photos