The psychology faculty at Denison are actively involved in exploring various aspects of human and animal functioning through their own research, and an important component of a student’s training at Denison is direct involvement in psychological research. Denison students also gain experience in applied psychology through the department’s Field Experience course, through the Organizational Studies program, or through individual work with faculty members.
Kristina Keidel ’17 a psychology and communication double major, and the president of the college’s Active Minds chapter,was recently selected as a member of the National Active Minds Student Advisory Committee.
Dr. Catherine Butz, a clinical psychologist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, will introduce the field of pediatric psychology and describe her work as a pediatric neuropsychologist in a hospital setting.
Anxiety and depressive disorders are among the most common psychiatric problems experienced by youths. Dr. Mackinaw-Koons will review these disorders and describe evidenced-based psychosocial treatments.