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Psychology is an academic and applied discipline involving the scientific study of human mental functions and behavior. Psychologists study such phenomena as perception, cognition, emotion, personality, behavior and interpersonal relationships. Some, especially depth psychologists, also study the unconscious mind.

Psychological knowledge is applied to various spheres of human activity, including issues related to everyday life—such as family, education and employment—and to the treatment of mental health problems. Psychologists attempt to understand the role of mental functions in individual and social behavior, while also exploring the underlying physiological and neurological processes. Psychology includes many sub-fields of study and applications concerned with such areas as human development, sports, health, industry, media and law. Psychology incorporates research from the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities. (




Psychology professor Dr. Gordon Cappelletty and four L-R students recently attended the 120th annual American Psychological Convention held in Orlando, Fla.


Left to right: Jessie Vrooman, Dr. Cappelletty, Laura Martorano, Caitlin Swords and Emily Young.

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