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    Why Study Psychology?

    You want to understand mental health on more than an intellectual level: How can we increase access to adequate care? What can we do to raise awareness about mental health issues? What are ways we can advocate for those most in need? Discover how psychology can lead to a more just and humane world. 

    Why Study Psychology at MMC

    Theory and practice go hand-in-hand in our psychology program. Our faculty treat you as budding scholars and help you conduct research, present at conferences, and publish articles in peer-reviewed journals.

    Complement the traditional foundations of psychology with emerging areas of study like forensics, art and drama therapy, creative media, and health. People-watching may be a sport in New York, but you’ll be able to do more than that with internships in places like Sesame Street Workshop, the District Attorney’s office, the Child Mind Institute, and the New York State Psychiatric Institute.

    Graduate with the skills and the experience for a wide variety of careers or to pursue advanced and professional degrees in psychology, counseling, social work, human resources, and market research.

    What You Will Learn

    What is the relationship between our bodies and our minds? How do nature and nurture interact to make us who we are? How can our relationships affect one’s sense of self and one’s sense of others? Gain a solid scientific approach to the human mind and learn how other factors shape us as individuals.

    • You will learn how to apply key research tools, as well as how to use methods like statistical analysis, tests and measurements, and experimental psychology, for your own research.
    • You’ll develop writing and communication skills that will allow you to present psychological material clearly and professionally.
    • You’ll learn scientific and empirical methods of evaluating the world around you, which are in-demand skills in a variety of professions.
    • You’ll feel comfortable synthesizing data and scientific analysis for both professionals in your field and the public at large.

    Contact

    Psychology Department
    Carson Hall, 7th floor
    (212) 774-0725

    Linda Solomon Ph.D.,
    Coordinator: Psychology Minor
    Psychology Department Chair
    212-774-4884
    lsolomon@mmm.edu

    Program Highlights

    Patrick Riley '20
    Get your first taste of a professional research conference before you even graduate. You’ll have the opportunity to present your research at Honors Day and the widely attended Annual Sciences Division Research Conference. Our students also present at regional, national, and even international conferences.

    Our students intern at New York’s premier research sites, including Sesame Workshop, the New York State Psychiatric Institute at Columbia Medical Center, the Forensic Psychiatry Clinic of the Brooklyn Supreme Court, The Child Mind Institute, Quad Preparatory School, The Clinton Foundation, Free Arts NYC, and Planned Parenthood.

    Collaborate with your faculty mentors to publish research on cutting-edge topics like media and creativity, fringe beliefs, and stress. Faculty-student research reports have been published in the Academic Psychology Bulletin, the Journal of Social Psychology, Psychological Reports, and the Journal of Psychiatry and Law.

     

    • My social work classes truly inspired me to take the next step and pushed me to apply for a Master’s in Social Work. I’m excited to say that the support I received from the social work program at MMC helped me to become accepted at Fordham University where I also received scholarship awards to pursue my MSW.

      Alicia Jurcisin ’20

      Class of 2020, Psychology major

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    Careers and Outcomes

    Understanding human behavior can lead to insights and innovations for major industry. For that reason, a psychology major can open doors in industries that go beyond the traditional areas of mental health. Our students build careers in research, medicine, creative arts therapies, management, analysis, human resources, and education. Many have also chosen to pursue advanced and professional degrees in psychology, counseling, and social work. You can find our alumni at: 

    Careers

    • The Child Mind Institute
    • The Clinton Foundation
    • Research Labs at Columbia University and Icahn School of Medicine
    • NBC Universal
    • Sesame Workshop
    • Nickelodeon, Viacom
    • Disney
    • Center for HIV Educational Studies and Training

    Graduate and Doctoral studies

    • Columbia University
    • Northwestern University
    • Smith College
    • Fordham University
    • Yeshiva University
    • Hunter College
    • New York University
    • CUNY Graduate Center
    • Yeshiva University

    Addy & Uno and Realabilities Programs

    Since 2011, students have worked alongside Nava Silton, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology at MMC, to create Addy & Uno, an off-Broadway musical, and Realabilities, a comic book series, that both star five characters with disabilities on a quest to save their school from bullies. These projects have created real tangible results in schools that have incorporated it as part of their curriculum—and it’s all thanks to the hard work of our students.

    Learn more about the Realabilities Program

    Start your journey today.

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