Academic Building, HC 219
5151 Park Avenue
Fairfield, CT 06825
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.
Timely Discussion Closes SHU's 'Heart Challenges Hate' Series
May 16, 2019
Sacred Heart University's lecture series, Heart Challenges Hate, came to a close at the end of April after four complex and eye-opening discussions. The last lecture on religion was especially timely, as it occurred just three days after the Easter Sunday tragedy in Sri Lanka. In January, the University decided to respond to the troubling prevalence of violence in the world with a discussion series that examined the roots and resolutions of hate. Students, faculty and staff gathered for talks on the psychology and rhetoric of hate and hate in the context of the First Amendment and religion.
Conscience and Context in Moral Decision-Making
April 5, 2019
The Critical Thinking Speaker Series presents “Conscience and Context in Moral Decision-Making” with guest speaker Molly Crockett, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology at Yale University on Thursday, April 11, at 2 p.m. in the Art & Design Gallery, 5151 Park Avenue, Fairfield. Each of us carries blueprints for an astonishing range of social behaviors, from the heroic to the atrocious. Our guest speaker Molly Crockett seeks to understand this paradox by investigating the psychological and neural mechanisms of social decision-making and impression formation.
Sacred Heart Explores the Psychology of Hate with New Series
February 1, 2019
Sacred Heart University began its new “Heart Challenges Hate” series with a discussion on the psychology of hate with Michelle Loris, chair of Catholic studies, and Christina Taylor, psychology professor, in the Frank and Marissa Martire Business & Communications Center theater in late January.