Students in New England College’s Bachelor in Psychology program are challenged to understand how questions about human functioning are answered through systematic investigation and hypothesis testing. Our faculty are particularly interested in developing a curriculum that is meaningful and relevant so that information that is learned may be directly applied to situations that include parenting, interpersonal relationships, conflict resolution, and personal development.
Concentrations are offered in general psychology, child development, criminal behavior and clinical psychology and this major is well-designed to complement programs in business, economics, education, communication, science, sociology, medicine, law, and environmental studies. This degree in Psychology also provides a foundation from which students may pursue graduate level study and careers in counseling, human services, and community health.
Welcome to the Psych Ward!
We refer to ourselves as the Psych Ward as a way to remember that we can enjoy ourselves, love what we do and still not take ourselves so seriously we lose the joy in teaching and the friendships we have formed with our colleagues and our students. As a Psychology Major or Minor, you become an official member and are welcomed with open minds.
Community Mental Health Class
Pictured: (Students) Patricia Als, Ben Chasse, Patricia Cronin, Ilana Jacobs, Coley Leikin, Alyssa Whitcomb, Stefanie Xuereb, Sabrina Gingras
Guest Speakers: Ronald R. White, Superintendent, County of Merrimack Department of Corrections and Robert W. Dumond, LCMHC, CCMHC, Diplomate Clinical Forensic Counseling, Mental Health Program Manager, Merrimack County / 6th Circuit-District Division-Concord Mental Health CourtGuest Speakers: Ronald R. White, Superintendent, County of Merrimack Department of Corrections and Robert W. Dumond, LCMHC, CCMHC, Diplomate Clinical Forensic Counseling, Mental Health Program Manager, Merrimack County / 6th Circuit-District Division-Concord Mental Health Court
New England College is a recipient of a National Institutes of Health INBRE ( IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence) grant which supports the NEC INBRE Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP). SURP offers students research training opportunities at New England College with NEC professors/mentors in Psychology or Biology and Health Science for an 8 to 10 week period during May – August 2012. The specific time depends on the research project. The goal of the INBRE grant is to provide research opportunities that help encourage students to pursue graduate programs in biomedical research. For more information see the NEC INBRE at the NEC webpageand NH INBRE web page
PSYCHOLOGY STUDENTS OBSERVE SPECIAL CLASSROOM VISITORS.
Dr. Kittie Weber welcomes 6 month old Wesley and 2 year old Evan into class to observe firsthand the children’s developmental capabilities. In order to better illustrate various aspects of infant development to psychology students, Dr. Kittie Weber welcomed a pair of “guest speakers” to her Human Development class recently. Six month old Wesley and two year old Evan, along with their mother and NEC Academic Advising Coordinator Keri Bresaw sat on a blanket in the middle of the classroom and played with toys while students observed the children’s developmental capabilities. Click here to read the full article.
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