Sep 22, 2020  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Department of Psychology


Office: Dudley Moorhead Hall 157

Telephone: 408-924-5600

Email: psychology@sjsu.edu

Website: www.sjsu.edu/psych

Professors

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
Annabel Prins
Howard Tokunaga
Mark Van Selst

Associate Professors

Mildred Alvarez
Shinchieh Duh
Cary Feria
Evan Palmer
Altovise Rogers
David Schuster
Susan Snycerski
Erin Woodhead

Assistant Professors

Matthew Capriotti
Valerie Carr
Christine Ma-Kellams

Overview

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 Psychology, 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. Contact a psychology advisor for details.

Programs

    Undergraduate Major(s)

    Undergraduate Minor(s)

    Master(s)

    Courses

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