What Is Psychology?
Psychology is the science and study of mind and behavior. The SPU psychology program provides students with solid academic and experiential grounding in the theory, research, and practice of psychology. Learn more.
Why apply? Be challenged and empowered by professors. Help in cutting-edge research. Become prepared for your future career in psychology. Apply now.
Applications accepted the first two weeks of each quarter only.
New! Psychology Majors Orientation
Are you considering a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science in Psychology? Have you recently been accepted into the major? Attend the Psychology Majors Orientation where you'll learn more about our courses, course sequence, faculty and your future beyond SPU.
Date: Monday, October 19, 2015
Time: 12:30 p.m. -1:20 p.m.
Location: Eaton 231
A light lunch will be served.
For more information and to reserve your place email Carol Browne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty in the News
Welcome Jenny Vaydich, Ph.D!
Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.A., St. Olaf College (2004); M.A. University of Notre Dame (2008); Ph.D., University of Notre Dame (2011)
Jenny joins the School of Psychology, Family, and Community after serving as a Research Fellow at The University of Auckland and teaching for two years in the Department of Psychology at Rhodes College.
Jenny’s research interests are in developmental psychopathology, bridging clinical and developmental psychology. Her research focuses on the influence of parent-adolescent relationships and parental emotion socialization on adolescent functioning and well-being. She is also interested in the influence of culture on emotion socialization as well as how parent-child relationships are associated with physiological and neuroendocrine functioning. Most recently she has completed projects exploring the experiences of Korean immigrant parents and teenagers in New Zealand as well as the cultural acceptability of a parenting program for indigenous Māori whānau (families) in New Zealand.
In her free time, Jenny enjoys cooking, baking, and hiking. She is new to the Northwest and looks forward to exploring the area and finding a local church community.
Beyond the Degree
What can you do with a degree in psychology? Here are a just a few of the many options:
- Marriage and Family Therapist
- Clergy member
- Probation officer
Learn more about what you can do with a degree in psychology.
Career Options PDF