Welcome to the Department of Psychology at Colorado State University. As a contemporary science and applied profession, psychology represents a rational and systematic attempt to understand human behavior by studying the processes of development, perception, learning, motivation and thinking, and the relationship of these processes both to the physiological and social functioning of humans. As a psychology student you will study a broad coverage of the discipline, have the opportunity to utilize technologies and tools for research, and prepare for a graduate education or diverse career path all under the supervision of field leaders.
Josh Johnson, a United States Air Force veteran who recently graduated from the Department of Psychology, sees opportunities and dives in headfirst. In every group Johnson joins, he stands out as an earnest, devoted leader. As such, new doors and opportunities open along every path he walks.
Humeyumptewa is a fourth-year student majoring in Clinical and Counseling Psychology with a minor in Indigenous Studies, in the Department of Ethnic Studies. Humeyumptewa is an enrolled member of the Hopi Tribe sun clan, based in Arizona.
Ernie Chavez, a professor in the Department of Psychology has dedicated his professional and personal life to serving historically minoritized students and supporting their success. “My legacy is people,” he said. “The people who are out there doing the work.”
A new study is the first to apply interdependence theory to power dynamics in families affected by parental alienation.