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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...

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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


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


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General and 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 much 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, job performance, in both psychology and business administration courses. Download flowchart.



mice.bmpPre-med/Biobehavioral Psychology prepares you for medical school and a career in the exciting fields of neuroscience, psychiatry, and a variety of medical specialties. It provides not only a solid foundation in science, mathematics, computers, 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.

Psychology at Lawrence Tech 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.

 lab2b.jpg

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.

Curriculum

Your 123-credit-hour program consists of:

Psychology 64

Math and Science 17

Humanities (emphasis on leadership) 24

General Electives 18

Total 123

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