In addition to adolescence and gerontology, the psychology faculty have a broad range of interests.
Among the courses that Rae M. Fallon, associate professor of psychology, teaches are the "Psychology of Autism," which helps students understand the challenges of autism throughout a person's life; and the "Psychology of Stress" which helps students understand stress and provides coping skills. Sarah Uzelac, assistant professor of psychology, is interested in the effects of stress and anxiety on pregnancy and childbirth and teaches a course, the "Biopsychology of Birth."
Amanda M. Maynard, associate professor of psychology, teaches research methods. In her "Experimental Psychology" course, students conduct independent experiments, and some of them present their research at undergraduate, regional and national conferences.
"Research experience in psychology is integral for students planning for graduate study and employment," Maynard said, "and our major is designed to provide students with the professional and technical research skills they will need to succeed."
Mount graduates in psychology say the college gave them a good foundation for their careers.
Andrew O'Grady of Hyde Park, director of case management for Dutchess County, received a bachelor's degree in psychology in 1988.
"The Mount instilled confidence in me to be a leader and I've been able to do that in my career," O'Grady said. "The Mount has great teachers and they prepared me well for graduate school."
Joseph Monserrat, a staff psychologist at SUNY Albany, earned his degree in psychology in 1995. He has gone on to get a doctorate in psychology.
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