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

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.

Honors for creative teaching

Two Bryant faculty members -- Allison G. Butler and Jane McKay-Nesbitt -- win awards from the International Conference on College Teaching and Learning. Butler received a Distinguished New Faculty Award. McKay-Nesbitt received an Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Technology.

Depression and Internet use

In this New York Times "Gray Matter" article, researchers cite the findings of two Bryant professors who demonstrated that frequent checking of e-mail may relate to high levels of anxiety, which correlates with depressive symptoms.