Psychology is the study of behavior and mental  processes. Even if you are probably not aware of it, the fact that you are able to read and understand these lines is a complex behavior, that also works under imperfect conditions.



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Lawrence Tech’s major in psychology prepares you for a variety of careers based on the understanding of human behavior and the mind. Psychology is among the fastest growing professional areas, and Lawrence Tech offers you four pathways into this exciting field: clinical psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, applied & general psychology and pre-med/biobehavioral psychology. 

 

Psychology at LTU is...



Small Class Sizes, Passionate Teachers Psychology at LTU means small classes with an amazing average of 11 students per class! In such an intimate learning environment, you can’t get lost in the shuffle. Enthusiastic professors know you by name and are ready to help you do your best.

A multidisciplinary environment The interdisciplinary nature of Psychology and LTU gives students the great opportunity to collaborate with engineers, architects, game designers, computer scientists and more.

 
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Undergraduate Research  Our research oriented program support you in developing hypotheses on behavior, the mind and the brain functions. Motivated students are strongly encouraged to make experiments, be involved with international research projects, make presentations at conferences, and publish scientific papers. All of this starting from your freshman year.

Theory and Practice  At Lawrence Tech, psychological knowledge is combined with hands-on, lab-based activity. The program culminates in a senior research project where students develop their own original ideas.

Career oriented  Psychology is among the fastest growing professional areas nowadays. LTU prepares you for immediate entry into a variety of psychology careers. Your degree can also be used as a solid foundation for advanced degrees.

Concentrations


At Lawrence Tech, your fascination with psychology and human behavior can be transformed into a rewarding and fulfilling career. Lawrence Tech offers four pathways into the exciting field of psychology, and in this packet you will find four distinct progression flow charts representing the different program requirements for concentrations in:

  •          Clinical Psychology                          
  •          General/Applied Psychology
  •          Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  •          Biobehavioral Psychology

Students working toward a bachelor’s degree in psychology at Lawrence Tech begin with a core of foundational course work in humanities (with an emphasis on leadership), mathematics, and life sciences. Students then complete interdisciplinary courses and electives in the desired concentration. Each concentration requires students to participate in basic and applied behavioral research (including cutting-edge laboratory experience) and offers hands-on experience in the workplace through internships. To select the concentration that is best for you, consider your personal interests, career goals, and unique skill set.

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Clinical Psychology 
involves extensive knowledge of the normal and pathological mind states. You will be familiarized with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders, learn about the foundational masters such as Pavlov and Freud, and explore the most recent breakthroughs in neuropsychology and cognitive behavioral therapy. Download flowchart.


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General/Applied Psychology
 focuses on the theory and practice of research in psychology and neuroscience and provides fundamental knowledge on the use of psychological principles in real-life situations. You will receive plenty of hands-on lab experience, including designing, testing, and analyzing experiments on perception, memory, attention, and more. Download flowchart.



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Industrial/Organizational Psychology 
prepares you to develop a psychology career in industry and business. You will explore leadership, decision making, motivation, organizational behavior management, and job performance, in both psychology and business administration courses. Download flowchart.



mice.bmpBiobehavioral Psychology prepares you for medical school or a career in the exciting fields of neuroscience, psychiatry, and other medical specialties. This concentration provides not only a solid foundation in science, mathematics, computing, and the humanities, but also an integrated academic and technical background in psychopharmacology and the behavioral sciences. This option fulfills the requirements for Lawrence Tech’s pre-medical program. Download flowchart.

If you have any questions about the Psychology Program or the specific classes recommended for you based on the preferred concentration indicated at the time of your placement assessments, please speak with an advisor or contact the program director via email at psych@ltu.edu or phone at 248.204.3520.

Psychology at Lawrence Tech is…

Small Class Sizes, Passionate Teachers


Psychology at LTU meanssmall classes with an amazingaverage of 11 students per class! In such an intimate learning environment, you can’t get lost in the shuffle. Enthusiastic professors know you by name and are ready to help you do your best.

 

A multidisciplinary environment

The interdisciplinary nature of Psychology and LTU gives students the great opportunity to collaborate with engineers, architects, game designers, computer scientists and more.

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Undergraduate Research

Our research oriented program support you in developing hypotheses on behavior, the mind and the brain functions.  Motivated students are strongly encouraged to make experiments, be involved with international research projects, make presentations at conferences, and publish scientific papers. All of this starting from your freshman year.

 

Theory and Practice

At Lawrence Tech, psychological knowledge is combined with hands-on, lab-based activity. The program culminates in a senior research project where students develop their own original ideas.

 

Career oriented

Psychology is among the fastest growing professional areas nowadays. LTU prepares you for immediate entry into a variety of psychology careers. Your degree can also be used as a solid foundation for advanced degrees.

Careers

• Health Care System
• Academic and private sector research
• Human Resources management
• School and education
• Private Practice
• Social Services
• Many more…

 

Psychology faculty 


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I love to involve students in my research projects. They often have brilliant ideas that can help the progress of science.”

Franco Delogu, PhD in Cognitive Psychology, is the director of the Psychology program at Lawrence Tech. Before joining LTU, he has taught and researched psychology in Italy, Japan and in the Netherlands. He has authored more than 20 papers in Cognitive Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience.



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What I enjoy most about teaching is being able to give students something they can actually apply to their life, and the great thing about psychology is it applies to everyone.”

Kineta Morgan-Paisley, Ph.D in Psychology, is senior lecturer of Psychology at LTU. Her research interests covers a broad range of areas such as psychopharmacology, sports psychology, social psychology, and media psychology. 


 

 

Getting Started

For more information, including information for transfer and international students, contact Lawrence Tech’s Office of Admissions at 800.CALL.LTU or admissions@ltu.edu. For specific questions, contact Lawrence Tech’s Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Communication at 248.204.3520 or humchair@ltu.edu.

Research

Current lines of research in Psychology at LTU

Multisensory Space

  • Working memory for sound location
  • incidental encoding of what and where features in the auditory space
  • eCorsi: standardization of a digital version of the Corsi Block tapping test
  • Sonification

 

Music Cognition

  • The influence of musicality on the acquisition of productive skills in second language
  • Semantics in music? Is there such a thing?
  • The interplay of nature and nurture in the development of musical mind

 

Perception of Social Conflict

  • The Influence of personality traits on social conflict perception
  • SOFIA: development of a standardized set of Social Figure Animations 

Curriculum

Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Clinical Concentration Flowchart 2017 - 18  PDF 

Clinical Psychology Concentration
Your 124-credit-hour program consists of:

First Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
COM 1001 University Seminar 1
COM 1103 English Composition 3
MCS 1214 Intro. to Math Analysis 1 4
BIO 1213 Biology 1 3
BIO 1221 Biology 1 Lab 1
PSY 1213 Introductory Psychology 3
   TOTAL 15
     

Second Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
BIO 1223 Biology 2 3
BIO 1231 Biology 2 Lab 1
COM 2103 Technical and Prof. Communication 3
COM 2113 Speech 3
PSY 1003 World of the Mind 3
PSY 2343 Human Sexuality 3
   TOTAL 16

First Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
SSC 2413 Foundations of American Experience 3
LLT 1213 World Masterpieces 1 3
MCS 2124 Statistics 4
PSY 2613 Developmental Psychology 3
PSY 2113 Research Methods 3
LDR 2001 Leadership Models and Practices 1
   TOTAL 17

Second Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
LLT 1223 World Masterpieces 2 3
SSC 2423 Development of American Experience 3
PSY 3223 Experimental Psychology Lab 3
PSY 2XX3/3XX3 Psychology Elective 3
  Open Elective 3
   TOTAL 15

First Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
LLT 3XX3/4XX3 Junior/Senior Elective 3
PSY 3623 Social Psychology 3
PSY 3XX3/4XX3 Psychology Elective 3
COM 3000 Writing Proficiency Exam 0
LDR 3000 Leadership Seminar Series 0
  Open Electives (2) 6
   TOTAL 15

Second Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
PSY 3213 Cognitive Psychology 3
PSY 3633 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSY 4113 Psychology Internship 3
PSY 3XX3/4XX3 Psychology Electives (2) 6
   TOTAL 15

First Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
PSY 4633 Clinical Psychology 3
PSY 4213 Behavioral Neuroscience 3
PSY 4912 Senior Research Project 1 2
PSY 3XX3/4XX3 Psychology Elective 3
LDR 4000 Leadership Capstone 0
  Open Elective 3
   TOTAL 14

Second Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
SSC 3313 or History and Philosophy of Science or  
SSC 3613 Philosophy of Mind 3
PSY 4922 Senior Research Project 2 2
PSY 4313 Drugs and Behavior 3
PSY 3XX3/4XX3 Psychology Elective 3
  Open Electives (2) 6
   TOTAL 17

 

Curriculum

Bachelor of Science in Psychology - General/Applied Concentration Flowchart 2017 - 18  PDF 

General/Applied Psychology Concentration
Your 124-credit-hour program consists of:

First Semester

  Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
  COM 1001 University Seminar 1
  COM 1103 English Composition 3
  MCS 1214 Intro. to Math Analysis 1 4
  BIO 1213 Biology 1 3
  BIO 1221 Biology 1 Lab 1
  PSY 1213 Introductory Psychology 3
     TOTAL 15
       

Second Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
BIO 1223 Biology 2 3
BIO 1231 Biology 2 Lab 1
COM 2103 Technical and Prof. Communication 3
COM 2113 Speech 3
PSY 1003 World of the Mind 3
PSY 2343 Human Sexuality 3
   TOTAL 16

First Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
SSC 2413 Foundations of American Experience 3
LLT 1213 World Masterpieces 1 3
MCS 2124 Statistics 4
PSY 2613 Developmental Psychology 3
PSY 2113 Research Methods 3
LDR 2001 Leadership Models and Practices 1
   TOTAL 17

Second Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
LLT 1223 World Masterpieces 2 3
SSC 2423 Development of American Experience 3
PSY 3223 Experimental Psychology Lab 3
  Open Elective 3
PSY 2XX3/3XX3 Psychology Elective 3
   TOTAL 15

First Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
PSY 3XX3/4XX3 Psychology Elective 3
PSY 3413 Sensation and Perception 3
PSY 3623 Social Psychology 3
PSY 2393 Sport Psychology 3
COM 3000 Writing Proficiency Exam 0
LDR 3000 Leadership Seminar Series 0
  Open Elective 3
   TOTAL 15

Second Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
PSY 3213 Cognitive Psychology 3
LLT 3XX3/4XX3 Junior/Senior Elective 3
PSY 4113 Psychology Internship 3
PSY 3XX3/4XX3 Psychology Elective 3
  Open Elective  3
   TOTAL 15

First Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
PSY 4313 Drugs and Behavior 3
PSY 4213 Behavioral Neuroscience 3
PSY 4912 Senior Research Project 1 2
PSY 4513 Animal Behavior 3
LDR 4000 Leadership Capstone 0
  Open Elective 3
   TOTAL 14

Second Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
SSC 3313 or History and Philosophy of Science or  
SSC 3613 Philosophy of Mind 3
PSY 4922 Senior Research Project 2 2
PSY 3XX3/4XX3 Psychology Electives (2) 6
  Open Electives (2) 6
   TOTAL 17

 

Curriculum

Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Industrial/Organizational Concentration Flowchart 2017 - 18  PDF 

Industrial/Organizational Psychology Concentration
Your 124-credit-hour program consists of:

First Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
COM 1001 University Seminar 1
COM 1103 English Composition 3
MCS 1214 Intro to Math Analysis 1 4
BIO 1213 Biology 1 3
BIO 1221 Biology 1 Lab 1
PSY 1213 Introductory Psychology 3
   TOTAL 15
     

Second Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
BIO 1223 Biology 2 3
BIO 1231 Biology 2 Lab 1
PSY 1003 World of the Mind 3
PSY 2343 Human Sexuality 3
COM 2103 Technical and Prof. Communication 3
COM 2113 Speech 3
   TOTAL 16

First Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
LLT 1213 World Masterpieces 1 3
SSC 2413 Foundations of American Experience 3
MCS 2124 Statistics 4
PSY 2113 Research Methods 3
PSY 2613 Development Psychology 3
LDR 2001 Leadership Models and Practices 1
   TOTAL 17

Second Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
LLT 1223 World Masterpieces 2 3
SSC 2423 Development of American Experience 3
MGT 2203 Principles of Management 3
PSY 3223 Experimental Psychology Lab 3
PSY 2XX3/3XX3 Psychology Elective 3
   TOTAL 15

First Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
LDR 3000 Leadership Seminar Series 0
COM 3000 Writing Proficiency Exam 0
PSY 3313 Industrial Psychology 3
PSY 3623 Social Psychology 3
PSY 3XX3/4XX3 Psychology Elective 3
HRM 3023 Human Resource Management 3
  Open Elective 3
   TOTAL 15

Second Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
PSY 3213  Cognitive Psychology 3
PSY 3323 Organizational Psychology 3
LLT 3XX3/4XX3 Junior/Senior Elective 3
PSY 4113  Psychology Internship 3
PSY 3XX3/4XX3 Psychology Elective 3
   TOTAL 15

First Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
LDR 4000 Leadership Capstone 0
PSY 4213 Behavioral Neuroscience 3
PSY 4912 Senior Research Project 1 2
PSY 3XX3/4XX3 Psychology Elective 3
  Open Electives (2) 6
   TOTAL 14

Second Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
PSY 4922 Senior Research Project 2 2
HRM 4013 Labor Relations 3
SSC 3313 or History and Philosophy of Science or  
SSC 3613 Philosophy of Mind 3
PSY 3XX3/4XX3 Psychology Elective 3
  Open Electives (2) 6
   TOTAL 17

 

Curriculum

Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Pre-Med/Biobehavioral Concentration Flowchart 2017 - 18  PDF 

Pre-Med/Biobehavioral Psychology Concentration
Your 123-credit-hour program consists of:

First Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
COM 1001 University Seminar 1
COM 1103 English Composition 3
MCS 1414* Calculus 1 4
BIO 1213 Biology 1 3
BIO 1221 Biology 1 Lab 1
PSY 1213 Introduction to Psychology 3
   TOTAL 15
     

Second Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
BIO 1223 Biology 2 3
BIO 1231 Biology 2 Lab 1
MCS 1424* Calculus 2 4
COM 2103 Technical and Prof. Communication 3
PSY 1003 World of the Mind 3
PSY 2343 Human Sexuality 3
   TOTAL 17

First Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
MCS 2124 Statistics 4
LLT 1213 World Masterpieces 1 3
CHM 1213 University Chemistry 1 3
CHM 1221 University Chemistry 1 Lab 1
PSY 2113 Research Methods 3
LDR 2001 Leadership Models and Practices 1
   TOTAL 15

Second Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
PSY 3223 Experimental Psychology Lab 3
SSC 2413 Foundations of American Experience 3
LLT 1223 World Masterpieces 2 3
CHM 1223 University Chemistry 2 3
CHM 1232 University Chemistry 2 Lab 2
   TOTAL 14

First Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
SSC 2423 Development of American Experience 3
PSY 2613 Developmental Psychology 3
CHM 2313 Organic Chemistry 1 3
BIO 2323 Genetics 3
COM 2113 Speech 3
LDR 3000 Leadership Seminar Series 0
COM 3000 Writing Proficiency Exam 0
   TOTAL 15

Second Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
CHM 2323 Organic Chemistry 2 3
CHM 2332 Organic Chemistry Lab 2
PSY 3213  Cognitive Psychology 3
LLT 3XX3/4XX3 Junior/Senior Elective 3
PSY 4113 Psychology Internship 3
PSY 3XX3/4XX3 Psychology Elective 3
   TOTAL 17

First Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
PHY 2213** College Physics 1 3
PHY 2221** College Physics 1 Lab 1
CHM 3403 Biochemistry 3
PSY 4213 Behavioral Neuroscience 3
PSY 3623 Social Psychology 3
PSY 4912 Senior Research Project 1 2
LDR 4000 Leadership Capstone 0
   TOTAL 15

Second Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
PHY 2223** College Physics 2 3
PHY 2231** College Physics 2 Lab 1
PSY 4922 Senior Research Project 2 2
SSC 3313 or History and Philosophy of Science or  
SSC 3613 Philosophy of Mind 3
PSY 3XX3/4XX3 Psychology Elective 3
  Open Elective 3
   TOTAL 15

 

*MCS 1214 (Intra. to Math Analysis 1) plus MCS 1224 (Intra. Math Analysis 2) may be taken in place of MCS 1414 (Calculus 1) and MCS 1424 (Calculus 2).

** If Calculus 3 (MCS 2414) is taken as an open elective then College Physics (PHY 2213, 2221, 2223, and 2231) may be replaced with University Physics (PHY 2413, 2421, 2423, and 2431).