Majors & Minors

Psychology

 Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behavior.  The discipline is multi-faceted and contains a wide range of subfields.

Contact

Erin Crockett

Associate Professor & Chair

Phone

512.863.1547

Erin Crockett

Associate Professor & Chair

By providing opportunities to develop advanced skills in oral and written communication, critical thinking, creative problem solving, and quantitative reasoning, students will be prepared for success in graduate school in psychology and related fields, for careers that value these skills, and for futures as lifelong learners who are prepared to adapt to an ever-changing world. 



AFTER SOUTHWESTERN

Featured Alumni Stories

psych alumni

Stephanie Braccini Slade ’02, Distinguished Professional

Humanity benefits greatly from her contributions to the well-being of the animal kingdom. The global perspective Stephanie Braccini Slade ’02 has achieved through her work with primates allows her to see—and share with others—that humans aren’t the only part of humanity; that human and animal lives are connected, influencing and relying on one another.

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Psychology Testamonial

Outstanding Education and Research Training at SU = Success

As a part of my graduate training, I have provided assessments, consultation, and therapy to children and families across a variety of settings, including schools, clinics, and hospitals.

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Finding Passion in the Work You Do

I immediately felt at home there and discovered a passion for crisis intervention and healthy relationship education.

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EXPLORE SOUTHWESTERN

Psychology News

Celia Caraccioli (left) and Meredith Rollins stand with Emilie Ross (right), an applied behavior analyst who works at R.O.C.K., and Shandy, one of the ponies the center uses to provide equine-assisted therapy to children. (Photo by Elizabeth Stewart)

News and Events

Documenting the Power of Equine-Assisted Therapy

Partnership provides real-world research opportunities for students

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Alumni

SU Psych = Great Preparation for a Career in Psychiatry

If you’re interested in doing both medicine management and therapy, consider pursuing a Master’s in Psychiatric Nursing through an “alternate entry” program like I did. SU’s psych major provides an excellent foundation, and in only 3 years, you’ll be ready to practice psychiatry in a mental health facility or in private practice.

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Alumni

Southwestern Psychology Program is a Great Stepping Stone

I have been able to provide individual psychotherapy services to clients at both an outpatient community clinic as well as at the university’s student counseling center.

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