Applied Psychology

An understanding of psychology can be applied to every aspect of professional and personal life. The Department of Applied Psychology offers courses that provide a deep understanding of the self, other people, and how to apply that knowledge to a broad range of professional fields.

Noteworthy

Jennifer Gullotti '12: Second-year law student at University of Chicago Law School

A keen sense of analysis and discipline, mastered as a student at Bryant, helps her succeed at the No. 4 law school in the country. Next stop: an international commercial law firm in Washington, D.C.

Ryan Brown '17: After Bryant, she'll aim for a graduate degree in cognitive psychology

This gifted tennis player from Texas is making the most of her opportunities to conduct research with faculty in the Department of Applied Psychology.

Deluga an authority on presidential charisma, narcissism, effectiveness

Time magazine picks up on the findings of his seminal paper, published in 1997, that used historical data and psychological diagnostic tools to rank U.S. presidents.

Joseph Trunzo research links energy drink consumption to lower GPA

“It’s ... a stronger predictor of poor academic performance than is the use of recreational drugs," Professor of Applied Psychology says.

Stephanie Shepherd '15: Purposefully preparing for anything

Graduating with a degree in Communication, she's heading to Liberty Mutual Insurance's human resources department.

Ryan Miller '15: An undergrad research fellowship fueled passion for microbiology

Next steps on his path: a career in brain science. Miller hopes to become a professor of biological psychology.

Aubrey Mable ’14: A career path with options

Internships at Bryant and at TBS "provided me with a variety of skill sets and confidence in knowing I can adapt and learn quickly," says accomplished softball player.

Stephanie Griffith '13: Survey of campus attitudes

Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Hochberg Women's Center resources led her to research campus climate as it relates to homophobia, LGBTQ issues.

Casey Ostrander '13: champion swimmer, accomplished graduate

As a sophomore, she worked with her academic advisor to create a unique educational path – a major in marketing and minor in statistics and psychology - anticipating that combination will open doors in a number of fields.

Christina Nadolny '13: Reaching her full potential

Nadolny thought she would go into finance or accounting. Instead, her experience conducting research with antibiotics has led her to a doctoral program in pharmaceutical sciences.

Aerobic exercise appears to boost kids' attention span

In a research paper published in Educational Psychology, Allison Butler and her colleague report that intense bursts of exercise may be a way for schools to improve pupils' selective attention.

Turn what you love into a lifetime of success

Lindsey Weber chose to major in Applied Psychology in her sophomore year. And after a few sociology courses, the Honors Program member decided to major in that discipline as well.