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                               Psychology
                                The Psychology Department at Willamette University
                                offers a solid foundation in psychological theory,
                                scientific reasoning and research methodology.




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Overview

“
         ,
    .  
        
    .




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                             – Professor Jim Friedrich, Recipient of the 2001
                       Lawrence D. Cress Award for excellence in faculty research


                                                ith its historical roots in phi-
                                                losophy and physiology,
                                                psychology continues to be
                            an inherently interdisciplinary field.
                            Psychology includes the study of the rela-
                            tionship between the brain and behavior
                            and adheres to the scientific method in its
                            emphasis on empirical research; thus, in
                            both content and methodology, psycholo-
                            gy is viewed as one of the natural sciences.
                            Psychologists explore fundamental ques-
                            tions concerning human motivation and
                            values and, in so doing, also have strong
                            ties with the humanities. As behavioral
                            scientists, their investigations include, but
                            are not limited to, the laboratory study of
                            humans and other animals. Systematic
                            study of human behavior and interaction
                            also occurs in community, workplace and
                            clinical settings.




                            Professor Mark Stewart
                            Willamette is known for its exceptional faculty whose passion for
                            knowledge is contagious. Professor Mark Stewart exemplifies
                            these ideals by devoting time and energy to students while con-
                            tributing to the advancement of psychology.
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                   Our program
                  O
                                   ur curriculum includes courses that provide grounding in the basic
                                   theoretical approaches and research methodology of psychology as
                                   well as a variety of courses and seminars designed to meet more
                   focused interests, particularly in areas of applied psychology. Often cited as the
                   most distinctive strength of our department is the “real life laboratory” available
                   to students who wish to complete field research, gain practical experience and
                   engage in internship programs at the Mid-Valley Women’s Crisis Center, the
                   Department of Justice Crime Victims Assistance Program, the Salem-Keizer
                   Schools Counseling and Prevention Office and many other human service agen-
                   cies located in Salem. Comparable practicum and internship programs elsewhere
                   are often available only at the graduate level of study. The department also has a
                   newly renovated Human Experimental Laboratory, complete with networked
                   computers, for use in individual research projects.



                                                                
                                                            ,    
                                                                   
                                                             -    ,
                                                               , 
                                                            ⁄ .


                                                            Some students continue on as researchers in the
                                                            field, and others head toward a variety of professional
                                                            and human service occupations. Regardless of students,
                                                            eventual career directions, our teaching emphasizes
                                                            the notion that a scientifically grounded understand-
                                                            ing of behavior is vital for ethical and responsible
                                                            intervention in human affairs.


The unifying theme and goal of psychology is the under-
standing of individual human behavior in the context of
our social, cultural and physical environment. Thus, the
subject matter of psychology is central to the goals of a
liberal arts education.
Psychology faculty
The psychology faculty are active researchers in their fields, presenting and publishing collaborative research with their
students. Faculty also supervise a rich array of field and internship experiences in which students bring their training in
psychology to the workplace.

For an introduction to the psychology faculty, visit www.willamette.edu/cla/psychology/faculty.htm.
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What happens
afterwards?
T
          he majority of psychology majors ultimately pursue advanced degrees
          in psychology or in professional schools (e.g., business, education, law,
          medicine and social work). Willamette graduates have a considerable
advantage when applying for Ph.D. programs because of their experience in con-
ducting research through course laboratories, independent studies, research the-
ses, and internship activities. Recent psychology graduates have been accepted into
top Ph.D. programs at schools such as Stanford, University of Michigan and
University of Virginia. Graduates have also gone on to law school, social work
training and teaching programs. Some graduates choose to work in psychology-
related and other human service fields before applying to graduate programs.
Willamette students who have successfully completed internships clearly improve
their prospects for being hired in related areas after graduation.



                                         
                                         
                                       . 
                                   ,     -
                                       :
                                     ⁽ ⁄ ⁾,
                                     ⁽  ⁄  ⁄
                                   ⁾,  ⁽ ⁄ ⁾
                                     ⁽ ⁄ ⁾.




                 Top professions for Willamette University alumni include
                 business, law, education (including university teaching),
                 government (including elected office), medicine and
                 health professions, and engineering.
What do our graduates say?
Jayne Downing-Burnette ’94, executive director, Mid-Valley Women’s Crisis Service
“When I look back on my years at Willamette University, I am keenly aware of the impact the faculty and curriculum of the
Psychology Department had on my life. The one-on-one attention from the faculty provided the support and encouragement
necessary for me to surpass my academic goals. Each day in my career, I draw from the foundation the curriculum provided on
the basic concepts of psychology.”

Erin Winterrowd ’02, recipient of the Noel Kaestner Award for Scholarly Excellence and Service to the University and
Department of Psychology; professional research assistant, Colorado Health Sciences University
“With a small student-to-professor ratio, the Psychology Department at Willamette University provides a unique opportuni-
ty to work closely with faculty both inside and outside the classroom. Students, such as myself, are encouraged to pursue
research in a wide range of interests while continually receiving support and guidance from faculty. Because of my real-world
experience through the Psychology Department, I was hired immediately after graduation and now look forward to postgraduate
work in the future.”
For more information
  on the Department of Psychology, professors and students,
          visit www.willamette.edu/cla/psychology

         You can also contact the Admission Office:
   503-370-6303, 1-877-LIBARTS, libarts@willamette.edu
      or the Psychology Department at 503-370-6971.




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