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.

Should we be worried about teens and their smartphones? With smartphone apps and social media becoming such a ubiquitous part of teens’ lives, there is a growing fear that spending so much time peering at screens and stuck in the online world may be having a harmful and lasting impact on our youth’s psychological development.

Feb 6, 2020

Why We Teach

For this month’s “Why we Teach” column, we take a look at the competencies that we aim to promote in the Psychology Major.

Department Chair Peter Marshall, interviewed Pscyhology (class of 1968) alumni Dr. Jerome F.X. Carroll. Read about Dr's Carroll's experience in the field and how his Psychology degree has helped to shape his career path! 

Ariana Davis is a senior Psychology major with a Spanish minor. Throughout the last two years, she has worked in the Child Health and Behavior Lab as a research assistant.

The +1 Master in Psychological Research program offers Temple undergraduate students the opportunity to earn a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in just 5 years. It provides a research-intensive experience, advanced coursework, and professional development opportunities to students who intend to pursue a research-focused doctoral degree in a variety of psychology disciplines.