Psychology

  • October 12, 2022

    Getting Clinical Skills in Human Sexuality Psychology

    As a licensed marriage and family therapist with 20 years of experience in private practice and more than 30 years in education teaching human sexuality psychology, Dr. Jan Parker isn’t somebody who is easily shocked. “I was shocked when I was a brand new therapist — but not now,” says Parker. “Part of what I ...

  • September 2, 2021

    The Psychology of Business

    The importance of psychology in business is difficult to overstate. Because directly or indirectly, it can be used to help improve virtually every aspect of doing business. That might include making a better workplace, more productive employees, or better products. Psychology is essentially the science of understanding the way people think and behave, and business ...

  • June 1, 2021

    Essential Skills Needed for a Child Psychologist

    Child psychologists do not have an easy job. They work within school systems, treatment facilities, research labs, social service agencies, and beyond. Working with children can be immensely fulfilling as a career field, and oftentimes soon-to-be-psychologists enter the field because of their love of children. While that is one quality necessary to have for the ...

  • December 19, 2019

    What is Integrative Psychology?

    Psychology is a vast field with many subdisciplines: forensic psychology, developmental psychology, social psychology, cognitive psychology, and even the psychology of performance. Also, among these areas, you will find integrative psychology. We asked Dr. Brenda Shook, associate professor and director of the bachelor of arts in integrative psychology program at National University, “Just what is ...

  • December 2, 2019

    Psychology and PTSD Counseling

    Post-traumatic stress disorder, commonly referred to as PTSD, affects 6-7 million people in the United States. While occurring mostly in the adult population, and often associated with veterans, this mental health condition does not discriminate by age, career, or any other factor. Anyone who has experienced trauma or a life-threatening event can develop PTSD. Medical ...

  • October 28, 2019

    How Much Math Do I Need for a Psychology Undergraduate Degree?

    If you have even the slightest bit of math anxiety, you might be wondering if numbers are involved in a bachelor in psychology online degree program. One reason a math requirement could come as a surprise is because psychology is so often associated with qualitative things like emotions and feelings. Many psychologists and mental health ...

  • October 10, 2019

    The Psychology of Performance

    Performing your best at the office, on the baseball diamond, or in the service entails more than physical activity and work; it’s also about state of mind. That’s the concept behind the psychology of performance. Well known in professional athletics, the practice of “sports psychology” expanded into the various parts of the military. Now, the ...

  • August 1, 2019

    On the Job: Performance Psychology

    Have you ever wondered how your favorite baseball player felt as they approached the field, bat in hand? Are you curious about how the MVP in your favorite sport is able to consistently reach peak performance? Lauren Abarca, mental conditioning coach for the New York Yankees, had the very same thoughts, which led her to ...

  • July 18, 2019

    What Is a Psychology Degree?

    Are you fascinated by the workings of the human mind? Have you found yourself wishing you had the right skills to help someone navigate through serious emotional problems? Perhaps mental health challenges have touched someone you love and you have seen first-hand how professional help can make all the difference to recovery. Have you ever ...

  • June 20, 2019

    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 reality, ...

  • May 16, 2019

    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 ...

  • May 13, 2019

    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?”

  • March 14, 2019

    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 ...

  • February 8, 2019

    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 ...

  • February 3, 2019

    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 ...

  • January 23, 2019

    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 ...

  • January 18, 2019

    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 ...

  • December 11, 2018

    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 ...

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