Welcome to Psychology at Texas State

The department currently offers two undergraduate degrees: a bachelor of arts in psychology and a bachelor of science in psychology. At the graduate level, the department offers a master of arts in Psychological Research and a graduate certificate in forensic psychology.

The department also offers undergraduate minors in general psychology, forensic psychology, and sport psychology as well as a psychology graduate minor.

The department office is located in the Undergraduate Academic Center on the second floor in room 253.


Upcoming Department Events

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Psychology Research Brown Bag

Feb 19, 11:30AM 12:30PM
Location:
Undergraduate Academic Center (UAC); 275
Cost:
n/a
Contact:
Psychology , 512.245.2526
Campus Sponsor:
Psychology
Speakers: Dr. Kristen Tooley; Morgan Kelly

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Psychology Colloquium Speaker Series: Dr. Jedidiah Siev - Do I laugh with the sinners or cry with the saints?

Mar 03, 3:30PM 4:30PM
Location:
Undergraduate Academic Center (UAC); 275
Cost:
n/a
Contact:
Psychology , 512.245.2526
Campus Sponsor:
Psychology
Dr. Jedidiah Siev, PhD
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Nova Southeastern University
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Do I laugh with the sinners or cry with the saints? Understanding obsessive religious fears and compulsive versus religious rituals?

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is characterized by obsessions, which give rise to compulsions in an effort to reduce associated anxiety or perceived harmful effects. Scrupulosity is an OCD manifestation in which obsessive fears and compulsive rituals are religious or moral. Consequently, patients with scrupulosity often derive anxiety and distress from religion rather than comfort. Moreover, clinicians struggle with scrupulous patients whose pathology is entangled with their culturally normative values. In fact, scrupulosity is manifest differently as a function of specific cultural values and religious observances. Scrupulosity is also associated with poor insight and magical thinking. Not surprisingly, several studies demonstrate that the presence of religious obsessions predicts poor treatment response. In this talk, I will discuss the nature of scrupulosity with attention to religious and cognitive influences, the relationship between religion and OCD,
obsessional meta-cognitive styles, concepts of God, beliefs about scrupulosity among clergy, and relevant psychiatric comorbidity.

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Psychology Research Brown Bag

Mar 04, 11:30AM 12:30PM
Location:
Undergraduate Academic Center (UAC); 275
Cost:
n/a
Contact:
Psychology , 512.245.2526
Campus Sponsor:
Psychology
Speaker: Avia Gray; Dr. David Weintraub

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Guest Lecture on Music Cognition: Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis

Feb. 1, 2016 6:00PM - MUS 236

This lecture is sponsored by the School of Music.