College of Education & Human Sciences
What is Psychology?
Psychology is an academic and applied discipline that involves the scientific study of mental functions and behaviors. Psychology has the immediate goal of understanding individuals and groups by both establishing general principles and researching specific cases (American Psychological Association).
Psychologists explore concepts such as perception, cognition, attention, emotion, motivation, personality, behavior, and interpersonal relationships.
As a discipline, Psychology is a social and behavioral science, which means you will take courses in research design, data analysis, and theory. This scientific background will help you understand how research, theory, and practice are related, and how you can apply this information to your work with the community, families, and individuals. You will also take courses in:
The majority of graduates with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology work in the Social Services and Mental Health Care Fields:
Department of Psychology & Family StudiesDr. Holleen KroghChair
321 EDHS Building Phone: (662) 329-7365
1100 College Street Columbus, MS 39701phone: 662.329.4750 or 877.462.8439