Welcome to VUSC Psychology

  • Psychology faculty!

    Trained psychology faculty members speak into our students’ lives!

  • Psychology Students and Faculty

    Psychology students and faculty gather in front of the steps of the library to celebrate the start of the new academic year!

  • Behavior Training!

    Psychology majors learn the principles of operant conditioning and apply those principles to behavior training using positive reinforcement.

  • Explore human nature!

    Psychology students study human nature from biological, cognitive, social-cultural, behavioral, and spiritual perspectives.

  • Learn counseling skills!

    Dr. Julie Howard guides psychology students role-playing a therapy session in Counseling Methods.

  • COLLOQUIUM PRESENTATION

    Students present their research at the annual Social Sciences Spring Colloquium at Vanguard University

  • Psychological Research!

    Student researchers, under the direction of Dr. Noreen Dulin, studied correlates of self-esteem, including body modifications and family meals.

  • Conference Presentations

    Student researchers present their findings at a WASC Conference in Oakland

  • Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology

    2014 Inductees into the Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology!

  • Internship Opportunities!

    Most psychology students work at least 90 hours with children, adolescents, or adults in community agencies.

  • Psychology Savants!

    A savant is a person of learning, well-versed in science or literature. Our Psychology Savants are students who have demonstrated their learning by scoring in the top quartile of graduating seniors on a comprehensive Psychology Major Field Test.

  • Psychology Graduates 2014!

    A few of our psychology graduates and faculty celebrating!

About VUSC Psychology

The Department of Psychology seeks to enhance students’ understanding of human nature. Proceeding from a Christian understanding of humans created in the image of God, the psychology major explores multiple perspectives of human nature, including cognitive, behavioral, biological, social-cultural, and spiritual. All students learn the skills necessary to conduct research and to evaluate carefully others’ research, with the goal of increasing their understanding of human nature. Students interested in counseling are introduced to basic theories and methods relevant to providing counseling services.

The psychology major prepares students either to secure employment immediately following graduation or to continue on to pursue advanced study in psychology or counseling at the graduate level.

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