The Department of Psychology offers a Master’s Degree in Experimental Psychology, with programs of study leading to the M.S. degree with specialization in…
Behavior Analysis is the science that emphasizes environmental control of the behavior of the individual organism. The specialty is appropriate for students planning to pursue advanced study within a department that offers a doctoral level specialty in behavior analysis, and for students seeking employment, as behavior analysts, after earning the master’s degree.
The specialization in health psychology offers training in research and theories relevant to health promotion, stress and its management, the patient in the treatment setting, management of chronic illness, and causes and consequences of health disorders such as coronary heart disease, hypertension, stroke, diabetes, AIDS, cancer, and arthritis. The master’s specialization in health psychology is appropriate for students planning applied research careers in health settings and those seeking the doctorate in psychology and related fields. Current research topics include health disparities, gender and health, aging, health education, reproductive health and STD prevention, patient advocacy and self-care behaviors, the effects of stress and mechanisms of coping with it, risk perception, complementary interventions, and pediatric conditions and pain. Research is conducted in the laboratory as well as in clinical settings, and many of the faculty have strong ties to the Milwaukee community.