Psychology

What Is Developmental Psychology?

What is developmental psychology and why is it worth studying? Dr. Brian Tilley, Associate Professor of Psychology at National University, defines psychology as “The study of humanity.” Developmental psychology takes this simple but eloquent definition and pushes the boundaries of our understanding by applying it to the entire spectrum of the human story. So, in …

How to Get a Drug and Alcohol Counseling Certificate

More than 19 million Americans ages 12 and up battled a substance abuse disorder in 2017. Of those, 74% struggled with alcohol and 38% with illicit drug use. One in eight were affected by both. These numbers from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health may be startling, and they aren’t figures anyone wants …

Ask an Expert: Will Psychology Be Replaced by Neuroscience?

When you have a question, it’s always best to turn to a subject matter expert for answers. In our blog series, Ask An Expert, National University staff and faculty members take turns answering challenging questions in their areas of expertise. This time we ask psychology professor, Brian Tilley, “Will psychology be replaced by neuroscience?”

Ask an Expert: Who Invented Psychology?

Turning to a subject matter expert is the best way to get answers to difficult questions. In our blog series, Ask An Expert, National University faculty take turns answering challenging questions in their areas of expertise. In this post, we find out who invented psychology from Dr. Maureen O’Hara, professor of psychology and academic program …

What Can I Do With a Bachelor’s in Psychology?

Psychology means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. Often, people’s perceptions of the field are based on a narrow understanding of the discipline and sometimes, it can be influenced by outdated, stereotypical and even glamorized views of psychology portrayed by the media. Psychology is a fascinating field of study and …

Education San Diego: Psychology Degree Programs

It is important for any prospective student researching psychology programs at universities in San Diego to consider how their degree will assist them in reaching their future career goals. This means carefully selecting the right program to match both your career aspirations and lifestyle. The good news is, for San Diego psychology students, National University …

What Psychology Means to Me: A Professor’s Perspective

Psychology, as a scientific study of the human mind and its functions relating to behavior, sounds like a pretty heavy topic. So when we asked Dr. Brian Tilley, Associate Professor of Psychology at National University, what psychology means to him, we expected a pretty heavy answer. Thankfully, Tilley was able to break the subject down …

What Psychology Means to Me: A Student’s Perspective

Jorden Schlorf has always been good at working with people. It’s who she is. And it’s a skill she has put to good use throughout her working life. Schlorf has held various positions in her school district for the last 10 years, including as an aide and a para-educator. Today, she works with special needs …

Counseling Psychology Programs in California

More than 43.8 million adults experience some type of mental health issue each year; that’s according to the United States Center for Disease Control. A growing number of people of all ages are seeking care from mental health professionals for conditions ranging from anxiety and depression to stress and substance abuse. A master’s degree in …

School Psychology: Programs in California

Begin Your Journey to a High-Demand Career If you are looking into school psychology programs in California, National University may have exactly what you need. Offering degree and certification programs at six campuses across California and online, National University recommends more candidates for Preliminary Administrative Services credentials than any other single institution in California. The …