Department Emphases Overview
Advancing Psychological Methods and Translation
Outreach and Social Action
Cross-Cutting Research Themes Overview
Emotion Attention and Regulatory Processes
Biological Basis of Behavior
Behavior in Context/Environment
Academic Advising Overview
Meet the Advisers
Degrees and Requirements Overview
Psychology Bachelor of Arts (PSYBA)
Psychology Bachelor of Science (PSYBS)
Option Supporting Courses
Entrance to Major
Psychology Courses and Related Information
Planning and Career Resources Overview
Students Changing from another Penn State Campus
Students transferring from another University
Graduate School and Career Planning
Thinking About Psychology as a Major
Engaged Scholarship in Psychology Overview
Honors in Psychology
Psi Chi National Honor Society
Subject Pool (SONA) Overview
Subject Pool (SONA) FAQ’s for Minors and Objectors
Program Areas Overview
Clinical (Adult and Child)
Cross-Cutting Program Initiatives
Master of Professional Studies in the Psychology of Leadership
Current Students Overview
Psychology Department Subject Pool Information
Prospective Students Overview
Letter from the Department Head
How to Apply to Graduate School in Psychology
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) by Prospective Students
Graduate Program Brochure
Faculty Research Interests
Staff by Area of Support
Emotion, attention, and regulatory processes in psychology refer to the complex interplay between emotions, cognitive processes, and regulatory strategies that individuals use to manage their emotions and maintain emotional well-being.
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Personality, in psychology, refers to a person's characteristic patterns of thought, emotion, and behavior that shape their individuality and enduring ways of interacting with the world.
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The biological basis of behavior refers to the ways in which biological factors, such as genetics, hormones, and the nervous system, contribute to the development and expression of behavior in individuals.
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Gender psychology is a subfield of psychology that focuses on how gender influences individuals' thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
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Interpersonal process in psychology refers to the dynamic interaction between two or more individuals, including their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, which influences the development and maintenance of relationships.
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Behavior in context/environment in psychology refers to the understanding that behavior is influenced by various factors in the surrounding environment, including social, cultural, and physical contexts.
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Psychological methods encompass a range of techniques such as quantitative analysis, rigorous measurement, and open science practices that are used to collect and analyze data, ensuring the credibility and transparency of research findings.
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