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Psychologically proven tips to starting the year off right

Assumption College Undergraduate

As the fall semester approaches – and thousands of undergraduate students migrate their way back to campus – at Assumption College we have made it our mission to build tools needed for success into the design of freshman year. When it comes to tangibles and checking off the packing list, the Office of Residential Life […]

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August 27th, 2015

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Clowning Around: Psychology and humor

Assumption College Undergraduate

Everybody loves a good joke, even academics, some of who think so highly of humor that they created a professional association dedicated to the subject: The International Society of Humor Studies. This group of biologists and psychologists, sociologists, anthropologists publish HUMOR: The International Journal of Humor Research. But what about when the joke’s on one […]

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July 17th, 2015

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Psychology careers: Clinical psychologist

Assumption College Undergraduate

Assumption psychology students can gain hands-on professional experience as undergraduates through internships and field work, where they have the opportunity to experience if their chosen field of study is right for them. Assumption psychology students intern at hospitals, clinics, non-profit organizations and local Worcester schools. Psychology major Shannon Porter ‘16 participated in an internship at […]

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July 7th, 2015

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Psychology and the positive effects of H2O

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The human body uses water in so many ways: carrying and distributing nutrients to cells; removing toxins and waste; regulating body temperature; acting as a shock absorber for your eyes and spinal cord; and others. Water also plays a significant role in the function of the brain — contributing to not just function, but mental […]

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June 16th, 2015

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Summer Professional Development – for Psychology Students

Assumption College Undergraduate

This is the second of a four-part series identifying ways students across different majors can hone their skills, gain experience and stimulate their minds over the summer months. Whether you’re looking to volunteer, find a full-time job or simply explore a passion, there are so many ways to develop yourself professionally even though class is […]

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June 11th, 2015

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Why do statistics matter in psychology?

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“Statistics … the most important science in the whole world: for upon it depends the practical application of every other science and of every art; the one science essential to all political and social administration, all education, all organization based upon experience, for it only gives the results of our experience.” – Florence Nightingale People […]

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May 26th, 2015

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Human resources and psychology

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When we think about academic majors, it’s easy to think about them as a mutually exclusive matter — psychology majors become psychologists, right? Well, yes, sometimes. But often, majors (especially those at liberal arts institutions) empower individuals to discover professional careers organically through experience and coursework. The value of a liberal arts and sciences curriculum […]

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May 15th, 2015

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Special Topics Spotlight: Psychology and Aging

Assumption College Undergraduate

Assumption College’s  PSY 186 Psychology of Aging explores the issues, special considerations, and methods of providing for an aging population and their effects on society as a whole. The study of aging and the provision of clinical services for older adults is a specialized field within psychology called geropsychology. Geropsychologists research the effects of the […]

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April 28th, 2015

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Prestigious Beck Institute provides unique opportunities for Assumption students pursuing a degree in psychology

Assumption College Undergraduate

Cognitive therapy, first developed in the 1960s by American psychiatrist Aaron T. Beck, is based on the model that connects thoughts and feelings with behaviors and actions. Cognitive therapy has been shown to be effective for a wide variety of psychological and interpersonal problems, and for some problems (e.g., anxiety), it is the treatment of […]

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April 14th, 2015

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Assumption College’s bachelor’s in psychology program featured in New England Psychologist for strong focus on research

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New England Psychologist, a monthly publication for licensed psychologists in New England, recently featured examples of Assumption student research, and spoke with psychology professor and department chair Dr. Paula Fitzpatrick about the department’s commitment to teaching bachelor’s degree students about research methods, quantitative skills and attention to detail. Every year, psychology students work with a […]

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April 7th, 2015

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