Psychology

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Overview

As a psychology major, you will learn about human behavior and how the human mind functions. You will learn to apply your understanding of human behavior, thinking and emotions in everyday situations both in and out of the workplace.

CONCENTRATIONS:

General Psychology


What you’ll study: Developmental psychology, methodology, theories of personality, psychology of motivation.

What you can do: Become a child psychologist, forensic psychologist, social worker, human resources specialist or an organizational design manager.

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Human Services Studies


What you’ll study: Nonprofit management, psychology, sociology, methodology.

What you can do: Become a community service manager, drug and alcohol counselor or a community outreach coordinator.


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Fast Facts

  • You’ll experience a variety of learning methods.
  • Expected job growth: 19 percent from 2014 to 2024.
  • Our faculty are focused on teaching and developing you.

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You could be …

A psychologist: Median pay $75,230 per year. Psychologists study cognitive, emotional and social processes and behavior by observing, interpreting and recording how people relate to one another and their environments.

A community service manager: Median pay $64,680 per year. Social and community service managers coordinate and supervise social service programs and community organizations. They manage staff who provide social services to the public.

A human resources manager: Median pay $106,910 per year. Human resources managers plan, direct and coordinate the administrative functions of an organization.

A mental health counselor: Median pay $42,840 per year. Mental health counselors are healthcare workers who treat, and may even diagnose, mental health problems and illnesses. They help individuals deal with issues associated with addictions and substance abuse, stress management, self-esteem, and aging.

A marriage and family therapist: Median pay $44,170 per year. Marriage and family therapists help people manage and overcome mental and emotional disorders and problems with family and other relationships. They listen to clients and ask questions to help the clients understand their problems and develop strategies to improve their lives.

A social worker: Median pay $46,890 per year. Social workers help people solve and cope with problems in their everyday lives. Clinical social workers also diagnose and treat mental, behavioral and emotional issues.

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Psychology student

Contact Information

Dunja Trunk
Dr. Dunja Trunk
Division Chair, Professor
Phone: 973-748-9000 ext. 1647
Office: 59 Fremont Street, Room 203
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Dunja L. Trunk, Ph.D

B.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
M.S., Ph.D., University of Florida

What I teach:

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Human Cognition/Learning
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Adolescence
  • Adulthood and Aging
  • Research Methods
  • Death and Dying
  • Political Psychology

Research Interests:

Factors impacting memory and learning in young and older adults

Subject(s): Psychology
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Zachary Aidala
Associate Professor
Phone: 973-748-9000 ext. 1105
Office: 59 Fremont Street, Room 207
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Subject(s): Psychology
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K. Denise Dennis
Professor
Phone: 973-748-9000 ext. 1284
Office: 59 Fremont Street, Room 104
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Subject(s): Psychology
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Peter Kardos
Assistant Professor
Phone: 973-748-9000 ext. 1288
Office: 59 Fremont Street, Room 205
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Peter Kardos, Ph.D

Ph.D., The New School for Social Research

What I teach:

  • Social Psychology
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Research Methods
  • Diversity Training

Dr. Kardos is an assistant professor of psychology. He is a social psychologist most interested in intra- and intergroup relations and collective responsibility processes. His research investigates how group membership shapes people’s perception, emotion and behavior. His work also examines social networks and the capabilities that enable people to maintain their social relationships.

Subject(s): Psychology
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Elissa Koplik
Professor
Phone: 973-748-9000 ext. 1646
Office: 59 Fremont Street, Room 202
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Subject(s): Psychology
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Lorraine Carter
Division Coordinator
Phone: 973-748-9000 ext. 1644
Office: 59 Fremont Street, Room 102
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Subject(s): Government and International Studies, Psychology, Sociology

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