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Graduate Program Information for the Tri-State Area

The following tables have been compiled for the tri-state area based on the American Psychological Association’s Graduate Study in Psychology (2004). Each table provides the following information:

  • the degree offered and in what area of psychology it is (i.e., M.A., Ed.S., Psy.D., Ph.D.)
  • the name of the institution offering that degree
  • the number of full time and part time faculty and students in each department
  • the number of students who were accepted last year out of the total number of students who applied for a particular degree (with overall median acceptance rates for each degree type)
  • the minimum Verbal, Quantitative, Combined (V&Q), Analytical, or Psychological G.R.E. scores required of applicants by the departments and the median scores of the departments’ last entering class (with overall median scores for each degree type)
  • the minimum G.P.A. required of applicants by the departments and the median scores of the departments’ last entering class (with overall median G.P.A.’s for each degree type)

Note: The American Psychological Association only accredits doctoral, not master's, programs in professional (i.e., clinical, counseling or school) psychology.   

The following are psychology-related links (listed in alphabetical order) reviewed and recommended by the Hood College faculty.

Nothing here is meant to replace professional advice or care from a licensed mental health practitioner.

American Psychological Association (APA)
This link is to the American Psychology Association. This organization has approximately 130,000 members and 50 divisions with a wide variety of subspecialties. Within this link you will find a lot of information concerning both academic and applied issues in psychology.

 

American Psychological Society (APS)
The American Psychological Society has more than 10,000 members and is the largest general psychology organization focusing mainly on research. This link provides individuals with access to a plethora of information on teaching and research. One especially helpful feature is a link to many psychology department Web sites.

 

A Memory Artist: An Artist Paints His Childhood:
This fascinating site does a masterful job of combining visual art and cognitive psychology. At this site you will learn about Franco Magnani who was born in Italy but moved to the United States as a child. This self-taught artist paints pictures of Italy from memory. By comparing the artist's painting to actual photographs, the developers of the site are able to demonstrate both strengths and limitation of human memory.

 

Association for Death Education and Counseling
This is the home site for the Association of Death Education and Counseling. Information is available about the field of thanatology, journals, certification and other important information.

 

Behavioral Analysis Resources
Are you interested in the experimental analysis of behavior? If "Yes," then this is the site for you! Highlights of this location include a review of behavioral terminology, a link to the B. F. Skinner Foundation and a link to the Association for Behavioral Analysis.

 

Careers in Psychology
Dr. Margaret (Marky) Lloyd has put together an impressive Web site dedicated to answering questions about post-collegiate careers in psychology. Links to exploring career-related abilities and entry-level jobs for psychology majors make this site a popular destination for students.

 

Center for the Study of Group Processes
This interesting site is based out of the Center for the Study of Group Processes located at the sociology department at the University of Iowa. While offering interesting links to numerous social psychology Web sites, it most useful feature is it online electronic journal, Current Research in Social Psychology.

 

Center for Neuro Skills
Information from one of the most respected brain rehabilitation facilities in the United States, The Center for Neuro Skills, is provided here. Highlights at this site include a brain injury map, mild head injury checklist and a pharmacology guide to the most commonly prescribed medications following TBI.

 

Cognitive and Psychological Science on the Internet
At this Stanford University-based site, you can access a vast array of information about cognitive science including links to journals and magazines, conferences, academic programs, and discussion groups.

 

CyberPsychLink
Accessing this site will provide you with an overwhelming number of links to information on psychology and behavioral medicine including databases, libraries and software reviews.

 

Divisions of the American Psychological Association
The American Psychological Association currently consists of areas of specialization referred to as "divisions." In this informative site you will find descriptions of all current divisions, from Division 1: General Psychology to Division 51: The Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity.

 

Evolutionary Psychology for the Common Person
This colorful site addresses the field of evolutionary psychology across many levels. It offers a nice overall review of the field including an interesting essay concerning the question, "What is Evolutionary Psychology?" It also contains a well-developed recommended readings section which, in conjunction with Amazon.com, allows the visitor the ability to order the text directly from the site.

 

Freud: The Library of Congress Exhibit
This fascinating site contains items found in the United States Library of Congress exhibit on Sigmund Freud. Want to see a copy of Freud's birth certificate? (It's there!) Freud's engagement picture? (It's there!). An early sketch of his "sexualschema" concept? (It's there!) A telegram concerning his visit to America (It's there!) A memo in which he questions his own seduction theory? (You guessed it!)

 

Gareth and Peter's SIRDS pages
In addition to providing the user a chance to view some great Single Random Dot Stereograms (SIRDS) like an Escher Knot and the Starship Enterprise, this United Kingdom site also provides lots of links to other SIRD-related web pages.

 

Gender and Sexuality Page
This well-maintained site, which is part of a larger feminism and women's study link at the Carnegie Mellon University, contains an abundance of readings concerning studies of gender, sex and sexual identification.

 

Gerontological Society of America
Multidisciplinary society for professionals in the field of aging. Focuses on promoting the scientific study of aging.

 

American Psychological Society (APS)
The American Psychological Society has more than 10,000 members and is the largest general psychology organization focusing mainly on research. This link provides individuals with access to a plethora of information on teaching and research. One especially helpful feature is a link to many psychology department Web sites.

 

HealthEmotions Research Institute
This University of Wisconsin Institute uses its Web site to promote its neuroscience-based studies of the relationship between positive emotions and health. The site included information on the relationship between positive emotions and health as well as the institute's history, its mission and its latest research projects, plus employment and training opportunities there.

 

History of Psychology Links
This growing site, developed by John Allen at George Mason University, contains links to information that any student of the history of psychology will find invaluable. Be sure to check out the "Terms: History of Psychology" section.

 

Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction
This site, dedicated to pioneering sex research Alfred Kinsey (1894-1956), contains some of the most current research on sexual behavior in the world. The multiple award winning site allow access to research and publications, library and special collections, and links to other resources.

 

Maryland Psychological Association
A task force has been established to develop this new site. The site is geared primarily toward current and potential M.P.A. member interests.

 

Mind Tools
Anyone interested in mnemonic (memory aid) devices will enjoy this United Kingdom-based site which explores both theory and application.

 

Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse
The "electronic clearinghouse" provides links to issues on violence and abuse too numerous to mention. A partial list of materials available on this extensive site includes links to youth and gang violence, violence in schools, domestic abuse and violence against women. If you need to write a term paper on violence issues, this should be your first stop!

 

Minnesota Raptor Center
The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota provides medical treatment for injured birds of prey. This Web site includes general information about birds of prey, raptor images, raptor audio and educational projects.

 

Neurosciences on the Internet
This site is an index of neuroscience resources available online. It covers information on neurobiology, neurosurgery, psychiatry, psychology, neurological diseases and cognitive science.

 

Online Psychological Services
This impressive site is loaded with information of interest to both mental health professionals and patients. Highlights include a bookstore link and descriptions of over 250 mental health problems.

 

Powers of Persuasion
This unique, award winning site uses posters from World War II is illustrate the potential power of persuasion through propaganda. The posters and their accompanying captions are divided into two basic categories; 1) those used to incite American patriotism and 2) those used to incite negative feelings towards the Nazis and their Allies.

 

Psychline
This truly amazing Universitat Augsburg, Germany based-site contains a list and description of all psychology and social science journals (1000+) currently in print. You can also access many journals to read information about the premise of the journal and about specific publication information.

 

Psychology Careers (info provided by Psychology Degree Online website)
There are many psychology career paths, although they tend to fall into three broad paths. Counseling focuses on treating disorders and mental health problems; education includes both teaching and working in a school environment; and assorted non-clinical specialties involve research and consulting on particular topics, such as criminal justice.

Psychology Research on the Net
This American Psychological Society site offers you the opportunity to be a subject in numerous online experiments in the fields of sensation and perception, social, cognitive and developmental psychology.

 

Sexual Orientation: Science, Education, and Policy
This in-depth site features work by Dr. Gregory Herek, noted authority on antigay prejudice (or homophobia), hate crimes and AIDS stigma. A few of the more detailed discussion areas include gay people in the military, facts about gay men and lesbians, homophobia and stopping anti-gay hate crimes.

 

SleepNet
This appropriately named site provides the user with "everything you want to know about sleep, but are too tired to ask." (quote from 1996 Mega Web Directory)

 

Social Psychology Network
This highly informative link (based at Wesleyan University) provides access to a ton of information of interest to social psychologists including: a rank-ordered list of U.S. Ph.D. graduate programs in psychology, home pages of some social psychologists and access to other sites dedicated to social psychology.

 

Sports Psychology
Sports psychology is one of the newer academic areas in psychology. This Mintools-based site contains a great overview for any students interested in this developing field. Highlights of the link include Goal Setting for Motivation and Self-Confidence, Imagery & Simulation, Focus & Flow - How to Achieve Perfect Concentration, and Getting Into Sport Psychology.

 

Stanford Prison Experiment
This unique site, created by Philip Zimbardo, presents an in-depth review of the infamous Stanford Prison Experiment, which Zimbardo conducted in the 1970s. One of the highlights is a slide show of some of the more memorable events of the study.

 

Surfstat online statistics textbook
After logging in at The University of Newcastle, Australia based site (note: you can tell them it is none of their business who you are), visitors have access to numerous types of statistical information. Perhaps of most interest is the glossary link which provides clear definitions from many statistical terms.

 

The Electronic Zoo
This site contains a wealth of information pertaining to veterinary medicine and animals—both wild and domestic.

 

The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
This site is the home page of The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the official newsletter of the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology. In addition to providing back issues of the newsletter, the page has links to numerous other I/O related sites around the world, a graduate school handbook and job/grant information.

 

Today in Psychology
What happened today in the history of psychology? Browse this site to find out!

 

Whole Brain Atlas
Located at Harvard University, this informative and interactive site offers an exhaustive visual review of the human brain. Highlights include "Top 100 brain structures" and a "Name That Brain Structure" game.

  

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