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2019 Study Abroad program a success!
A group from Shepherd University, including 14 Psychology majors, two Psychology minors, three members of the community, one Shepherd staff member, and three Shepherd faculty traveled to London and Paris in May for an academic study tour focused on the history of Psychology. Even though we were only overseas for six days, we saw many incredible things, like the homes of Charles Darwin home and Sigmund Freud in London, an exhibition on the psychology of magic at the Wellcome Collection in London, and the Salpetriere hospital and the Louvre in Paris. Everyone had a fantastic time!
Here we are in front of Down House, the home of Charles Darwin in the village of Downe, Kent.
Graduate training agreement with Frostburg State U.
The Master’s in Counseling Psychology program at Frostburg State University has agreed to accept at least one qualified Shepherd Psychology graduate into their program each year. The application deadline for this program is December 15th. See Dr. Murtagh for more information.
Department of Psychology leadership award
Our congratulations to this year’s recipient of the Department of Psychology Leadership Award, Lacey Emry. Lacey will be recognized for all she does for the students and faculty of our department at the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences student recognition day, Tuesday April 16th, starting at 3:30 p.m. in White Hall. All are welcome.
The Psychology Department Mission:
In conjunction with the missions of Shepherd University and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, the Department of Psychology facilitates student learning of core psychological knowledge, skills, and values and supports students’ career aspirations and academic goals through quality teaching, mentoring, and advising. Through service and research, the department encourages meaningful faculty and student participation in the community. The department accepts that psychology is an objective natural science. We apply the University’s core values in the work of the department and abide by the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct.