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2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Psychology

Office: Dudley Moorhead Hall 157

Telephone: 408-924-5600

Email: psychology@sjsu.edu

Website: www.sjsu.edu/psych


Arlene Asuncion
Glenn Callaghan
Cheryl Chancellor-Freeland
Gregory Feist
Jennifer Gregg
Lynda Heiden
Megumi Hosoda
Laree A. Huntsman
Elena Klaw
Sean Laraway
Clifton Oyamot, Chair
Howard Tokunaga
Mark Van Selst

Associate Professors

Mildred Alvarez
Matthew Capriotti
Valerie Carr
Shinchieh Duh
Cary Feria
Evan Palmer
David Schuster
Susan Snycerski
Erin Woodhead

Assistant Professors

Jacquelyn Brady
Christine Ma-Kellams
Lesther Papa
Christina Tzeng


The Department of Psychology seeks to develop skilled critical thinkers who use their knowledge of the principles of human behavior, cognition, and emotion to work and live effectively and fully in a multicultural global society. Our curriculum covers the major areas in the field of psychology to help students understand the complexities of human thought and behavior in a sociocultural context. In addition, the Department provides students with training in research methods, statistics, and scientific writing. Psychology students have opportunities to gain practical experience by working with our faculty in research labs, community outreach projects, Silicon Valley companies, and so on. The Department offers a BA in Psychology, a BS in Psychology, a minor in Human Systems Integration, a minor in Psychology, an MA in Research and Experimental Psychology, an MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and an MS in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Detailed information about our faculty, students, and programs may be found on our website at www.sjsu.edu/psych.

Psychology Honors Program

Students requesting departmental honors in psychology will be evaluated against the following criteria at graduation: (1) a minimum aggregate GPA of 3.5 across all psychology course work; (2) evidence of distinguished scholarly work, as indicated by the completion of a BA thesis (PSYC 199 ), the honors seminar (PSYC 195 ), or work leading to a published paper or presentation at a professional meeting; (3) both PSYC 117  and STAT 115 ; (4) completion of a section of PSYC 121A B C E . Contact a psychology advisor for details.


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