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Psychology

Associate Professors: Robert W. Boyle Jr., Ingrid Farreras (chair), Terry Martin,  Wanda Ruffin

Assistant Professor: Shannon Kundey, Elizabeth MacDougall, Diane Oliver, Jason Trent

Senior Lecturer: Daniel Robinson

Professor Emerita:  Linda J. Scott

At the undergraduate level, the Department of Psychology offers a B.A. degree in Psychology and an interdisciplinary minor in Gerontology.

At the graduate level, the department offers M.A. degrees in Thanatology and Human Sciences and graduate certificates in Thanatology and Gerontology. The thanatology offerings prepare individuals for careers in research, administration, or service with the terminally ill and bereaved as well as to provide education on death and dying. The gerontology offerings expose students to the biological, psychological, and social aspects of aging necessary to work with older adults in the community. The Human Sciences degree provides an interdisciplinary approach to the study of human experience and complexity and the problems of the world we live in.

The Psychology faculty's areas of expertise are in clinical psychology, gerontology, thanatology, comparative cognition, social/personality, developmental psychology, and history of psychology. 

Programs offered:

  • Human Sciences (M.A.)
  • Thanatology (M.A.)
  • Graduate Thanatology Certificate
  • Graduate Gerontology Certificate
  • Psychology Major (B.A.)
  • Gerontology minor (see http://www.hood.edu/Academics/Academic-Catalogs/Current-Catalog/Undergraduate-Catalog/Minors/Gerontology-Minor.html for details)

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