Department of
Psychology
Texas State University
Psychology majors should ask
and receive answers to
seven crucial questions
during a campus visit.
The following seven slides
identify these questions.
Question #1: Graduate School
Where do the alumni of your program
attend graduate school, and in what
areas of specialization do they earn
graduate degrees?
Question #2: Career Preparation
What types of careers do your graduates
enter, and what kinds of job-related skills
can they list on resumes and describe
during job interviews?
Question #3: Research
What kind of research is performed by
the faculty in your department, and
how well are your students mentored
by the faculty in the research process.
Question #4: Classes
What psychology classes are
offered in your department?
Question #5: Academic Advising
Will I be able to obtain high
quality academic advising when
I need it?
Question #6: Community-Based Learning
Will there be opportunities for me to
earn academic credit by engaging in
practica, internships, or service
learning projects in the community?
Question #7: Student Organizations
Does your department have an
active Psychology Club, and is it
possible for me to become a
member of Psi Chi (the national
honor society in psychology)?
The following slides will
provide you with the
answers to these seven
questions about the
Psychology Department at
Texas State.
Graduate
School
What are examples
of graduate schools
attended by Texas
State Psychology
Graduates?
Graduate Schools Attended
University of Texas at
Texas State –
Austin
Health Psychology
University of Houston
– Clear Lake
Our Lady of the Lake
University
Texas State –
Social Work
St. Mary’s
University of Texas –
San Antonio
Texas State –
University of Colorado –
School Psychology
Denver
Texas A & M –
Corpus Christi
University of Utah
Tulane University
Texas Woman’s
University
University of
Minnesota
University of San Diego
Univ. of Calif. Riverside
Univ. of Calif. –
Santa Barbara
University of New
Orleans
What are areas of
specialization in which
Texas State Psychology
Majors have earned
graduate degrees?
Areas of Specialization
Clinical
Psychology
Occupational
Therapy
Cognitive
Neuroscience
Business
Administration
School
Psychology
Student Affairs
Addiction
Studies
Special
Education
Mental Health
Counseling
Counseling
Psychology
Student
Personnel
Social
Psychology
Optometry
Gerontology
Social Work
Family Therapy
Clinical
Rehabilitation
Psychology
Marriage and
Family
Therapy
IndustrialOrganizational
Psychology
Cognitive and
Social
Psychology
Law
Psychometry
Human Factors
Medicine
Higher
Education
Counseling
Education
Child and
Family Studies
Account
Executive
Career
Preparation
What are some sample
job titles of Texas State
Psychology Majors
with bachelor’s
degrees?
Examples of Careers
Family Care
Manager
Associate
Toxicologist
Training
Coordinator
Substance Abuse
Counselor
Process
Scientist
Director of
Personnel
Instructor and Case
Manager
Senior Account
Agent
Program
Director
Account
Manager
Physician Contact
Consultant
Crisis Intervention
RN
Operations
Branch Manager
Data
Management
Associate
Vocational
Rehabilitation
Counselor
Pharmaceutical
Sales
Representative
Case Manager
Crisis Clinician
Child Advocate
Free Lance Writer
Information
Specialist
Behavioral
Clinician
Processing
Trainer
Human Resources
Analyst
Conference
Manager
Newspaper
Columnist
Employment Data
Manager
Vice President of
Personnel
What are some of the
specific job skills that
Texas State Psychology
Majors can acquire and
include in their resumes?
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To write clearly and logically
To speak articulately and persuasively
To listen carefully and accurately
To comprehend complex written material
To plan and carry out projects successfully
To work productively as a member of a team
To deal effectively with a wide variety of people
To display computer and technological literacy
To demonstrate initiative and persistence
To hold and demonstrate high ethical standards
To acquire, organize, interpret, and evaluate
information from a variety of sources
Research
What are questions
Texas State Psychology
Faculty answer with
their research?
• What factors influence people’s perceptions of the
causes of hate?
• What is moral sadism & how does it develop?
• Would women of men rather be considered “sexy”
or smart?
• What is the relationship between teaching
evaluations and student performance?
• What is the nature of compassion, jealousy and
love?
• How are male and female trainers portrayed in
Pokemon cartoons?
• What is the relationship between spatial reasoning
and social/cultural attitudes?
• How can chronic pain be quantified and assessed?
• How can computer interface literacy be measured?
• What is the relationship between selfconsciousness theory and HIV risk behavior?
• Does sexual abuse affect the language of abuse
survivors?
• Can the Japanese “way of tea” be used to
positively affect physical and mental health?
• Can people learn without conscious awareness?
• Can we understand cross-cultural differences by
comparing how people describe their experiences?
• What is the role of implicit learning in the
development of social biases?
What are the titles of a
sample of the research papers
published and/or
presented last year by Texas
State Psychology Majors and
their Faculty Mentors?
• Where in the world is San Diego? Using
transatlantic regional alignment to correct
distortions in mental maps.
• Measuring and dispelling misconceptions about
our next door neighbors.
• The psychology of self-deception as illustrated in
literary characters
• Are friends in need really friends? For
Allocentric individuals they are.
• Cursing and catharsis.
• Concern for others as a primary motivator in
young children
• Perceptions of two television cartoon characters:
“Powerpuff Girls” and “Johnny Bravo”
Classes
What classes are
offered by the Texas
State Psychology
Department?
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Introduction to Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Statistics
Experimental & Research Methods
Adolescent Psychology
Psychology of Human Sexuality
Brain & Behavior
Group Processes
Cognitive Processes
Personality Psychology
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Sensation & Perception
Learning & Memory
Health Psychology
Industrial Psychology
Psychological Adjustment
Psychology of Adulthood & Aging
Social Psychology
Psychology of Consciousness
The Psychology of Women
Psychology of Human Diversity
• Computer Applications in the Social &
Behavioral Sciences and Education
• Abnormal Psychology
• Psychological Measurement
• Introduction to Clinical Psychology
• Evolution & Behavior
• Interviewing
• History & Theory
• Practicum in Psychology
• Individual Study in Psychology
• Selected Topics in Psychology
CommunityBased
Learning
Where have Texas
State Psychology
Majors performed
practica, internships,
and service learning?
• Lifeworks – an umbrella organization for atrisk youth in Austin.
• Travis County Domestic Violence Court –
Austin.
• Rescare – a facility for brain-injured persons –
San Marcos.
• San Marcos High School – mentoring and
tutoring programs.
• Youth Service Bureau – an organization for
helping at-risk youth in San Marcos.
Academic
Advising
What academic
advising opportunities
are available in the
Texas State Psychology
Department?
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The Psychology Office
Dedicated and experienced Faculty Advisors
Participation in “Bobcat Days”
Advising sessions for transfer students
Accurate referrals to other campus resources
– Student Support Services
– The Writing Center
– The Math Center
– Career Services
– Counseling Center
Clubs and
Organizations
The Psychology Assoc. & Psi Chi
• The Psychology Association is an organization open to
all Texas State students with an interest in psychology.
• Psi Chi is the National Honor Society in Psychology,
which is open to all Psychology Majors and Minors
who meet the appropriate grade-point-average criteria.
• The purpose of these organizations is to build
community and connect students with one another,
with the faculty and staff, and with psychology-related
activities and opportunities in both the Psychology
Department and the entire Texas State campus. Our Psi
Chi Chapter won 1 of only 6 national chapter awards in
2000.
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