Department of Psychology | Mount St. Joseph University

Students in the Department of Psychology investigate human behavior and mental processes.

You'll focus on the theories, research techniques, and applications of the scientific study of human behavior and mental processes. Students who successfully complete the psychology major: Students who successfully complete the psychology major will be able to:

  • demonstrate undergraduate level knowledge of major terms, concepts and theories relevant to disciplines.
  • assess claims and make judgments on the basis of well-supported reasons
  • design and conduct empirical research and write scientific research reports at an undergraduate level.

The Department of Psychology offers a major and minor in psychology and a minor in socio-psychology.


Mount associate professor of psychology Dr. Tracy McDonough was recently quoted in this U.S. News and World Report article on schizophrenia. Last year, Tracy and retired Mount professor Dr. Lynda Crane released the Schizophrenia Oral History Project which compiled stories of those with the disorder. Click here to view article.



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