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Welcome to the
Department of Psychology

343 Dickey Hall
(484) 365-7535

Faculty and Staff

Denise M. Gaither-Hardy, M.A.
Assistant Professor, Interim Chair
(484) 365-7582

Lennell R. Dade, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
(484) 365-7487

Kevin Favor, Ph.D.
(484) 365-7587

Penelope J. Kinsey, Ph.D.
(484) 365-7532

June Van Rooyen
Program Assistant
(484) 365-7535

The Department Of Psychology's Proposal For Curriculum Revision

Department Curriculum Outline

It is the goal of the Psychology Department to provide students with both scientific and clinical approaches to psychology. It is reasoned that a curriculum that gives students choice would enhance their learning experience. Also, courses offered outside of psychology, yet provide an instructional experience that broadens their perspective are included within the major. This is an effort to preserve the cross disciplinary benefit necessary to produce a contributing psychologist.

The focus of the Department is to advance a well-rounded orientation to the study of human behavior, to prepare students to attend graduate school, and to prepare students for a variety of professional and vocational careers. The Department provides this training by offering three areas of concentration for psychology majors:

(1) The Clinical/Counseling Psychology curriculum has been developed for students interested in careers in the professional application of psychology and/or allied mental health careers. The courses are designed to prepare students for eventual progression onward to graduate training in Counseling Psychology, Clinical Psychology, School Psychology, or Community Psychology. This curriculum is well designed to accommodate those whose interests lie in eventually obtaining Ph.D.s in Social Psychology, Educational Psychology, Psychology and Law, and Cognitive Psychology. Advising students in careers beyond the baccalaureate commences upon declaring one’s major. Our students are well prepared to function effectively as mental health providers at the Bachelor's degree level.

(2) The Bio-psychosocial Health curriculum will allow for two cognate areas immediately – health psychology and psychobiology. These two areas represent the cutting edge of the profession. Interest in health care disparities, development of researchers and providers who can work ethically and effectively in the health care industry or as consultants are in high demand. In equally high demand are minorities prepared to enter the psychobiological and neuropsychological fields. The Bio-psychosocial Health curriculum is an interdisciplinary program designed to provide an undergraduate concentration in behavioral psychology with a focus upon the biological processes that under gird human functioning. Students who pursue this area of preparation progress onward to obtain Ph.D.s in Neuroscience, Clinical Neuropsychology, Rehabilitation, and Psychobiology. This curriculum also provides excellent pre-medical preparation.

(3) The Organizational Psychology curriculum provides an interdisciplinary program to students who are interested in careers which apply behavioral science to organizational functioning and management. This major is designed for those who wish to advance careers in business management, human resources, health care administration, public policy or private service industry careers. This area of study is interdisciplinary and requires that students select a specific concentration or cognate (i.e., business, health science, sports, and communications). The student has a choice of focusing upon areas that require specific behavioral management skills tailored for work within corporations, health care provider organizations and government.

The Psychology minor is designed to provide students from other disciplines with a practical basis for understanding human emotions, cognition and behavior. The Psychology minor requires a total of 15 credit hours. Psychology 101 and 103 are required for all minors in the Department.

Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology, established a chapter at Lincoln University in 1981. Minimum requirements for nomination are an overall GPA of 3.0, a Psychology Department GPA of 3.0 and twelve (12) credit hours in Psychology.

The department continues to be successful in student competition for summer internships through the National Institute of Health/National Institute for Drug Abuse / Behavior / Biomedicine / Clinical Summer Internship Program

The Psychology Department here at Lincoln University has established a working relationship with Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh for seniors intending to attend graduate school.

Over the last few years, seniors graduating from the Psychology Department at Lincoln have gone on to graduate school at a number of universities, i.e. Columbia University - New York, Temple University - Pennsylvania, Rutgers University - New Jersey, and the University of Virginia.

The department is equipped with its own PC lab solely for use by Psychology students. The PCs are loaded with the latest software for statistical analysis.

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