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Fairfield, CT 06825
The Psychology Program at Sacred Heart University provides its students with a basic foundation in the scientific study of human behavior. This background is of value to two groups of students: those who enter the employment market after completion of the baccalaureate degree, and those who further their education through graduate study and pursue a career in psychology or a related field.
The Psychology department at Sacred Heart 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.
The Psychology major includes courses on conducting experimental research, and provides internship opportunities and a wide range of elective courses covering many different areas of interest. The department also offers a minor and an associate'a degree in psychology.
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.
SHU Team Collaborates on Body-Image Research Published in Journal of American College Health
June 30, 2015
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – In its May issue, the Journal of American College Health has published a paper authored by a team of Sacred Heart University professors and personnel, including a chart of body types that could change the way body-image studies are conducted.
Seven Faculty Members Awarded Tenure
June 2, 2015
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sacred Heart University’s faculty was celebrated recently at the University’s annual Faculty Reception. During the ceremony, University Provost Laura Niesen de Abruna announced that seven faculty members have been awarded tenure by the Board of Trustees. They are Kwamie Dunbar of Oxford, Anna Greer of Bridgeport, Dawn Melzer of Trumbull, Heather Miller-Kuhanek of Southington, Patrick Morris of Norwalk, Christopher Kelly of Hamden and Mary Treschitta of Fairfield.