Psychology

Department Location

Academic Building, HC 219
5151 Park Avenue
Fairfield, CT 06825

Department Chair

Contact Us

Tel: 203-371-7720
Fax: 203-371-7998
psychology@sacredheart.edu

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The Psychology programs at Sacred Heart University provide students with a basic foundation in the scientific study of human behavior. The Psychology department is the largest undergraduate program at the university.  The department serves approximately 500 full-time and 50 part-time psychology majors, and provides students with an excellent foundation in research methodology and a broad exposure to many different areas of psychology.

 
Psychology Programs Offered
 
Mission
The Department of Psychology supports the goals of the University and the College of Arts and Sciences as described in their respective mission statements. In addition, the Psychology Department has the goal of providing its students with a basic foundation in the scientific study of behavior. Included in this goal is an understanding and appreciation of the history of the discipline and all of its many current subspecialties. Upon completion of the Baccalaureate degree, graduates will be prepared to pursue graduate work in Psychology or a related field, or will be ready for employment in a variety of entry-level human services positions.
 
Latest News

Sacred Heart University’s Online Bachelor’s Programs Rank Highest in State

January 10, 2017

FAIRFIELD, Conn.—Sacred Heart University’s online bachelor’s programs are the best in the state, according to a ratings report released this month by U.S.News and World Report. Moreover, SHU’s program was ranked with hundreds of colleges and universities across the country in the U.S.News and World Report survey, 2017 Best Online Programs Rankings, which the multi-platform news and information publisher released Jan. 10. SHU received the highest marks in Connecticut.

Two Professors Receive Naclerio Awards for Research

October 11, 2016

FAIRFIELD, Conn.—Sacred Heart University professors Robin L. Danzak and Jessica Samuolis recently received the 2016 Naclerio Faculty Scholars Program Awards for upcoming research projects. Richard and Barbara Naclerio share a common vision with the University of cultivating academic excellence through innovative research projects. They created the award to support the efforts of up-and-coming SHU faculty leaders, bestowing two grants of $12,500 each year.

Psychology Professor Writes Book to Help OCD Patients Take Control of their Symptoms

April 19, 2016

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Christina Taylor of Fairfield, a psychology professor at Sacred Heart University, has published a book about treating and working with people who have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Taylor’s book, OCD: A Workbook for Clinicians, Children and Teens; Actions to Beat, Control & Defeat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, is a guide for clinicians and non-clinicians alike on treating and working with OCD patients. The disorder affects about 2.3 percent of Americans, according to Understanding OCD.