Psychology

Welcome to the Department of Psychology

Psychology is a scientific field emphasizing the understanding of behavior - how and why we think, feel and act. As a science, it focuses on research that is designed to better understand and predict future behavior. A component of psychology involves the practical application of knowledge, skills and techniques to the solution or prevention of individual and social problems.

The Department of Psychology focuses on research to better understand and predict human behavior and on the practical application of that knowledge to the solution and prevention of individual and societal problems. The undergraduate psychology program permits flexibility for career planning and personal development by providing two degree programs and opportunities for double majors. This allows students to develop a second interest and better prepare for a variety of careers.

In the News
Research 11.02.18
Gender and Schizophrenia

New research from University of Dayton psychologist Julie Walsh-Messinger and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai psychiatrist Dolores Malaspina uncovers key differences in the brains of men and women suffering from schizophrenia.

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Research 05.08.18
Bragging and Modesty

Young people today react to bragging in the same way as previous generations, according to new research by psychologists at the University of Dayton.

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Humanities and Social Sciences 12.20.17
Alumni Profile: William Copeland Jr.

University of Dayton alumnus William "Bill" Copeland Jr. '79 is a health care industry leader who serves as vice chairman for Deloitte LLP and writes about issues related to health care reform, governance and medical management. He has been quoted in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Modern Healthcare and Managed Healthcare Executive.

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Department of Psychology

St. Joseph Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1430
937-229-2713
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