Psychology

Learn to explain behavior, cognition, and emotion from multiple schools of thought and multicultural perspectives while identifying problems and applying the research methods needed to solve them.

In NU’s Psychology programs you will learn how to explain behavior, cognition, and emotion from multiple schools of thought and multicultural perspectives, while at the same time identifying and isolating problems and applying the research methods needed to solve them.

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 …

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 …

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 …