Humans have long studied behavior and examined its effects, culminating in the modern combination we have today of clinical and experimental Psychology.
Psychology explores some of the most fascinating questions relating to human and animal behavior and the mind.
The Southwestern Psychology Department seeks to provide students with a rich, broad background in psychology. We emphasize the position that psychology is first a science, and then a profession and work to prepare students for success in any avenue of the field. You may choose to complete a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree, with a major in Psychology. Selecting to minor in Psychology can complement work towards other degrees.
Since graduating from Southwestern, I’ve taken a somewhat roundabout path to my current job as an Educational Research Scientist for a Houston non-profit.
In the Eckerd Aftercare Services program I counseled juvenile parolees and their families in a family reunification program that aimed to provide wrap around services to the youth and their families in their homes.
My current research largely focuses on how community experiences (positive and negative) and supports can impact an individual’s opportunities to live, work, and have meaningful relationships in the community, like everyone else.