Students interested in applied psychology may also take courses in Clinical and Health Psychology at Bishop’s University, in addition to a practicum course that allows for supervised work experience outside the classroom. Newly renovated experimental facilities allow advanced students to perform their own research under the direct, individual supervision of a faculty member.
You are not a number
As class sizes are relatively small, our students are able to work closely with our friendly, approachable professors. It is a comforting feeling to be known by your name and not your student number when approaching them. We are particularly proud of the quality of our teaching, with six of our faculty members having been recognized with teaching awards.
Above all else though we are available for our students and go the extra mile to make sure they get the most out of the Bishop’s experience, and beyond; every year a number of our graduating students go on to Masters and Ph.D. programs across the country and around the world.
Research opportunities in important current areas
How do our thoughts and feelings affect our experience of pain? Why is music so important to so many people and how does it affect our emotions and actions? Is procrastination bad for your health? Why do some people thrive while living with a chronic illness while others just survive? How does time perspective influence health and well-being?
What do we know about the brain that would help us to better understand behavior and the behavior of more at-risk populations? How can we better trace the debilitative effects of concussions? How can we stem the tide of stigmatization towards those faced with mental illness? Why does society marginalize others according to their sexual, ethnic or religious identity? How does being part of a linguistic minority group impact perceived access to healthcare?
These are just a few of the important questions in Psychology that faculty members are investigating in their research. In particular, our Department is at the core of the Psychological Health and Well-being research cluster; a theme that has recently been identified as one of the four research priorities of the University.
Where can this lead me?
Psychology is a broad field that can lead to a wide array of exciting careers. Our Recent Graduates generally follow one of these three career paths:
About a third (often our Honours or Neuroscience graduates) go into graduate studies in various fields of Psychology (e.g. Clinical, Social, Cognitive, Abnormal) or in Neuroscience, Psychoeducation, Orthophony and Audiology, Pharmacology, Education, Optometry, Social Work, Business, Law or Medicine.
About a third (often our Applied Psychology graduates) are employed in psychology, health and education related fields and work in schools, community organizations, non-profit organization, CLSCs or hospitals, international aid, prisons, youth services, university or private laboratories etc.
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