Make Your Mark

Make Your Mark

Psychology / Sports Psychology

Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. You’ll focus on the development of theories and laws to understand, explain, predict and change behavior. You’ll also gain a greater sense of:


•   Self-awareness

•   An understanding of others

•   Fundamental skills relevant to behavior change.


You’ll obtain the ability to express yourself in oral and written form and to think critically about human behavior, including its causes, development and outcomes.


Major Tracks


General Program Track

A broad overview of psychology oriented toward students who plan to attend graduate school or who have general career plans in the field.


Program Highlights


Internships

You’ll have diverse opportunities to work with a number of local companies and organizations such as: Violence Prevention Center, Trinity Services of Mascoutah, Madison County Probation, Chestnut Health, Hope Clinic for Women, Family Physicians of O’Fallon, Kathryn Klee Counseling and the Counseling Associates of Southern Illinois.

Psychology Club

The club is open to all students with an interest in psychology.

Psi Chi

This psychology national honor society encourages academic excellence in advancing the science of psychology.

Pi Gamma Mu

This international honor society recognizes good scholarship and promotes excellence through enriching activities, service projects, publications, guest lectureship grants, and scholarship programs.


Employment


You’ll be able to find work in industrial organization, child or adult health psychology, professional counseling within schools or the community, clinical social work, occupational therapy, eldercare, sports psychology, human resources, law, divinity and criminal justice.


Some of the companies that our recent graduates are working for include:


•   Call for Help, Inc.

•   Catholic Charities

•   Chestnut Health Systems

•   Nestle Purina


Meet the Faculty

Tami EgglestonDr. Tami Eggleston

Professor of Psychology
Carnegie Hall 202
(618) 537-6859
tegglest@mckendree.edu

Linda HoffmanDr. Linda Hoffman

Associate Professor of Psychology
Carnegie Hall 204
(618) 537-6886
lehoffman@mckendree.edu

   

J.L. KempDr. J. L. Kemp

Associate Professor of Psychology
Carnegie Hall 203
(618) 537-6580
jlkemp@mckendree.edu

Guy BoysenDr. Guy Boysen

Associate Professor of Psychology
Carnegie Hall 201
(618) 537-6882
gaboysen@mckendree.edu