By scientifically studying behaviors and mental processes, students in Psychology gain a unique perspective on people and their actions and thoughts. Graduates typically pursue employment in child and adolescent service programs, human resources, suicide prevention, or crisis pregnancy centers. Many will also elect to pursue an advanced degree in order to work in counseling or art/music therapy.
Dr. Colleen Bryan, Chair of the Department of Psychology, Sociology, and Criminal Justice, has a B.A. in Social Work from Eastern Nazarene College, an M.Ed. in Counseling and Development from George Mason University, and a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology. She has been an instructor/professor of Psychology at MVNU since 1989. Some of her major presentations include: "Conflict Resolution and Basic Counseling Skills," "Nonverbal Communication," and "Intra- and Interdepartmental Communication in the Workplace." Read More
Dr. Randy Cronk, Professor of Psychology, has a B.A. in Psychology from Greenville College, an M.A. in Social Psychology from Indiana University, and a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Indiana University. He is a member of the American Psychology Association and the American Scientific Affiliation. He has published "Temporal Adjustments in the Evaluation of Events: The Rosy View" in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology and "Cognitive development during adolescence" in The Process of Human Development: A Holistic Life-span Approach.Read More
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The MVNU Experience
At MVNU, Psychology faculty will encourage you to explore your faith, deepen your knowledge of Psychology, and question the world around you. This is done through a variety of teaching styles, off-campus trips, travel programs, and internship experiences. The program also includes an emphasis on qualitative and quantitative research.