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.

Why do I need to take Stats? Psychology faculty explain why learning statistics is vital and not as scary as you think! Lauren McDuffie quizzed Professors Alison Baren, Melinda Mattingley and David Waxler about their approach to stats.

LM: What is the general approach to training our students in statistics?

Nora Newcombe interviews Kelly Fisher, who received her Ph.D from the Developmental area of our Psychology doctoral program. Dr. Fisher is currently working as the Director for Policy at the Society for Research in Child Development.

By Charlotte Chun, Postdoctoral Fellow

The Ellman Lab, led by Dr. Lauren Ellman, aims to identify biological and environmental factors involved in the development of psychosis and related disorders.

graphic depiction of two figures with negative and positive moods

September 16-20 is Wellness Week around Temple University. Several workshops are being held around campus and a wealth of resources available to help students adjust to the rigors of the fall semester and maintain their wellbeing, and CLA has six useful tips for students. Check them out!

image of Faithe Beadle

A graduating Psychology and Africology and African American studies major, Faithe Beadle wrote a personal story she wasn’t expecting at the College of Liberal Arts. Now she wants other students to do the same.