Psychology News

The critical thinking skills Temple Psychology students learn at the College of Liberal Arts fuel their scientific inquiries in the classroom and beyond. Below you’ll find chronicles of their experiences and journeys, along with those of our faculty and alumni. Read their stories and please reach out to us if you have a Temple Psychology content idea to share. The Department of Psychology educates undergraduate and graduate students in psychology’s various disciplines; performs cutting-edge research to answer academic questions; and provides psychological services to help individuals and the Greater Philadelphia community. Our faculty members are some of the top authorities in their field, ensuring the education they provide our students empowers them to one day become psychological science leaders themselves.

By: Margaret Crane

By: Sandra Sepulveda-Kozakowski, Ph.D. 

Why we teach ethical behavior and respect for diversity: A core mission of our psychology department is to promote academic excellence and the pursuit of scientific understanding via education, research and clinical practice. The skills that we use in the pursuit of scientific inquiry reflect the pathway toward understanding ethical behavior and ultimately respecting diversity.  

Nicole Ramspacher is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Program Director at the Domestic Abuse Project of Delaware County. In addition to providing direct support to victims of domestic violence, she also oversees the counseling, advocacy, safe house and outreach departments.  Nicole also collaborates with other areas within her organization to seek out grant opportunities, analyze best practices, and provide supervision to leadership staff.

image of Johanna Jarcho's lab

In the Social Developmental Neuroscience (SDN) Lab we seek answers to questions about the understanding of the social world.