Program Mission Statement

Psychology Program Mission Statement

The Psychology program seeks to acquire and impart knowledge about the human psyche in terms of both mental processes and human action.  To impart this knowledge, the program grounds students in the foundational areas and methodologies proper to the discipline of psychology.  Recognizing the overall unity of truth, the study of psychology is carried out in conversation with philosophical and theological insights into the human person. Teachers and students reflect on the relation between the theories of human behavior as hitherto developed by psychology and the understanding of the human person in the perennial philosophy and Catholic theology:  philosophical wisdom provides a normative standard of judgment concerning the human person; theology completes this wisdom in an explicitly Christ-centered vision. Students develop an understanding of research methodology within the field of psychology to prepare for graduate and professional study in a number of disciplines. High-achieving students will be expected to conduct original research and present their findings.