Psychology

Psychology Home

"What is Psychology?" Video Contest

Learn about the Psychology Video Contest

 

As a Psychology major at CSC, you will learn about people - how and why they think and behave the way they do. In short, Psychology opens a window to the world.

Psychology is often defined as the study of the mind and behavior. The American Psychological Association (APA) suggests that Psychology embraces all aspects of the human experience: from the function of the brain to the action of nations, from child development to care of the aged.

When most people think of Psychology, they normally think only of the clinical profession - that is, providing therapy to people in need. Actually, Psychology touches all aspects of life, and goes far beyond the mere clinical. Experimental psychologists study such things as learning, memory, creativity, judgment and decision-making, sports performance, motivation, dating and mating behavior and much more.

As a student in the Chadron State Psychology program, you will have choices among classes in a wide variety of fields in Psychology: experimental, abnormal, cognitive, developmental, physiological, personality, forensic and social.

Mission

The mission of the Psychology Program at Chadron State College is to support the college, the Department of Counseling, Psychology and Social Work and the larger community by providing learning experiences that inspire student achievement, instill ethics and values, promote service and facilitate lifelong learning. Psychology students will develop the knowledge, an understanding, appreciation, discipline and skills that will enable them to function personally and professionally as informed and socially responsible citizens. Students will be prepared to pursue graduate training, careers within the discipline or careers in affiliated areas.