Psychology and Human Behavior

You will explore individual, group, cultural, and societal influences on human thinking and behavior, and use different approaches and methods to study such topics as child development, abnormal behavior, intercultural conflict, inequality, and social institutions.

Highlights and Opportunities

  • Make the most of your Psychology major and prepare for your future by utilizing the Center for Psychological Inquiry for statistics and methods help, workshops, and drop-in advising
  • Mentor with faculty in service learning, internships, and hands-on applied research in laboratories and in the field
  • Present your research at meetings of professional organizations
  • Apply for university-wide awards, such as Dean's Scholars, Provost's Scholars, and Undergraduate Summer Scholars
  • Join national honorary society chapters such as Psi Chi (psychology), Nu Rho Psi (neuroscience), Sigma Phi Omega (gerontology), or Alpha Phi Sigma (criminology)
  • Get involved in Miami's student-run Social Action Center, which supports student service and offers opportunities in a range of community projects, and the Scripps Gerontology Center, which focuses on making a difference in the lives of aging individuals and is one of the nation's top centers for research in aging
  • Interact directly with patients in the Miami University Speech and Hearing Clinic, which features state-of-the-art technology and personalized care

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