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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.
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.
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.