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Message from the Psychology Department Chair

Dear Students,

Welcome to the Psychology Department. I fellDepartment Chair Rochelle Sechooler in love with psychology when I took the introductory course in my first year of college. Psychology is one of the most interesting topics in the world – of course, I think it is number #1, and answers questions that are fascinating and profound. Our courses will give you a deeper understanding of our moods and memories, personality differences and similarities, how we are shaped by biology and culture, and why we struggle and how we can be our best and flourish. Psychology’s insights and ideas are relevant to your life and will give you practical tools for life’s many challenges.

Our mission is three-fold: 1) You will be academically prepared to achieve your goals; 2) You will have the knowledge and skills for a smooth transition to a career in psychology or human services, and 3) You will become a happier person as you learn to use psychological principles to understand yourself and others. All of us in the Psychology Department are very happy to share the many opportunities of this amazing field with you. We are here to help you on your journey and welcome the opportunity to work with you in our many courses and programs.

Wishing you the very best,

Rochelle Sechooler, Ph.D.   

Chair, Psychology