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I actually visited Curry three times before I made my decision. I loved everything about it, including the location and sense of community I got when I stepped on campus. It just felt like it would be easy to fit right in.


Monica DiStefano '14
Major: Elementary Education




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Psychology

Are you interested in how the brain plays a role in behavior? Understanding mental illness? Exploring issues of attraction? Conflict and conflict mediation? How science is used to understand personality and social behavior? The psychology major may be for you!

At Curry College you will not only learn the answers to these questions but you will also learn to apply that knowledge in real world settings. This includes how schools and human and social service agencies use psychology to help people, how counseling and psychological testing are used in clinics, courts and educational settings and how communities can become engaged to help solve human problems.

Diverse Internships Provide Real-world Experience

Curry College's location in the Boston metropolitan area, along with our professional affiliations across New England and around the nation, creates the perfect opportunity for you to experience hands-on, applied psychology at a variety of organizations like court clinics, research hospitals, schools, crisis centers and community agencies, among others. Our students have interned as social workers, counselors, research assistants, teachers of children with autism, marketing coordinators, insurance agents, and much more!

Real-world Research, Honor Society Membership and More!

Work one-on-one with expert faculty conducting research in forensic, clinical, counseling, developmental, social psychology, and other specializations. Sample research projects include: neurofeedback for improving ADHD symptoms in adults; defining masculinities in today's society; anxiety and depression in young adults; psychopathology and violence, and much more. Other educational opportunities include: becoming a member of Psi-Chi (international honor society in psychology), graduating with distinction, doing intensive research with peers, working as a teaching assistant, and/or completing an independent study in an area of your choice.

Psychology Careers and Graduate Study

With a degree in psychology, you'll be well prepared for an exciting variety of career opportunities, including psychology, social work, counseling, business, education, research and many more. If graduate study is next on your path, our program prepares you for further study with personalized advising and GRE preparation support.

Psychology as a MAJOR

As a psychology major, you will become more aware of your personal identities, appreciate the social and cultural context in which you live, examine your values, increase your skills in critical thinking and use psychological concepts and skills to enrich, expand and explore your life.

Psychology as a MINOR

The psychology minor offers an excellent complement to all majors by providing an increased depth of understanding of human behavior, personal identity, education and counseling, brain and cognition, human development across the life span, and much more! Psychology is an especially popular minor for Nursing, Management, and Criminal Justice majors.

Psychology CONCENTRATIONS

Create your own program of study through the individually initiated concentration, or select from concentrations in:

Get Started Today!

Visit campus and explore Curry's psychology program in person. You may also request information to learn more about the major, minor or concentration of your choice. When you're ready to apply to Curry, we'll help you get started.

Contact the Psychology Department:
Tina Gaynor
Kennedy Building, Room 3R
617-333-2226
tmaxwell@curry.edu


 
Students Present at NEPA Conference

Curry College senior psychology majors Heather Flaherty and Chelsie Young accompanied department chair/professor, Dr. Bruce Steinberg to the New England Psychological Association (NEPA) Conference at Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport, Connecticut in the fall of 2013. The students were invited to present the results of research they had conducted in Steinberg's Advanced Research Seminar.

Meet Heather Flaherty '14

A community...that's how Heather Flaherty '14 describes Curry College. And, the junior Psychology major has fully immersed herself into this community.  "I've always felt right at home at Curry," Flaherty says. "The small class sizes and the opportunity to build connections with the faculty members were other reasons that helped me choose Curry."

Meet Brittany Howe '12

After graduating from Curry College, Brittany Howe '12, a transfer student from Braintree, MA, is working as a Behavioral Health Coordinator at South Shore Hospital.

Psychology Faculty News
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Congratulations to members of the Curry psychology faculty for their on-going professional accomplishments!

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