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Online Psychology Student Answers Calling

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Dec 4, 2014 7:21:00 AM

Saint Leo’s online psychology degree program will help a real estate pro turned equine specialist bring healing to abused and abandoned children.

Some people go back to school later in life to fulfill a dream of earning a college degree, some to be a role model for their children, and still others to facilitate a career change.

All great reasons to enroll in an online degree program. But none of them really apply to Theresa Malky.

The fact is Malky had not planned on starting an online degree program in her early fifties.

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Topics: Psychology

What Does A Forensic Psychologist Do?

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Sep 4, 2014 7:29:00 AM

If you're pursuing an online psychology degree, then you might be interested in becoming a forensic psychologist.  Saint Leo Professor Dr. Christopher Cronin gives some insight into this fascinating field.

If you think of the “Criminal Minds” TV show when you think of forensic psychologists, you might want to reconsider.

Dr. Christopher Cronin, Saint Leo University psychology professor, says many TV shows glamorize and misrepresent forensic psychology.

“Forensic psychologists don’t run around with guns arresting people. They don’t fly on private jets, and mental health professionals don’t do criminal profiling,” says Dr. Cronin, who has practiced forensic psychology since 1991 and has conducted more than 6,000 forensic evaluations in the Tampa Bay area.

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Topics: Psychology

Online Psychology Degree Students: Join Psi Chi

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Jun 24, 2014 7:15:00 AM

Students in Saint Leo’s online psychology degree program, and those enrolled at the university’s centers, now can be invited to join Psi Chi, the international honor society in psychology.

B.F. Skinner, considered one of the most influential psychologists of the twentieth century, was a distinguished member of Psi Chi.

So were George Albee, a clinical psychology pioneer, and J.P. Guilford, who was known for his theory of human intelligence.

Psychology students who are accepted into Psi Chi, the prestigious international honor society in psychology, are in good company.

And while they also may wear special regalia – honor cords, stoles and medallions – at their graduation ceremonies, even more importantly, they have the opportunity to belong to an almost 85-year old organization that is recognized globally for academic excellence.

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Topics: Psychology

13 Blogs For Students In Online Psychology Degree Programs

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Feb 27, 2014 7:50:00 AM

Reading blogs is a great way to stay current on trends and issues in the psychology field.

Check out these 13 blogs to stay up-to-date on the latest psychology news, research and emerging fields as you pursue your online psychology degree.


1. American Psychological Association Style Blog:

Need help citing sources or learning about APA style guidelines? This blog offers weekly posts to help you learn APA style rules.

2. PsycCRITIQUES® Blog: Produced by the American Psychological Association, this blog offers up-to-date reviews of current books, films and APA videos and aims to engage readers in thought-provoking discussions. A companion to the PsycCRITIQUES® Database, it’s a great tool for students to help identify research that has been done over time.

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Topics: Psychology

8 Tips On How To Be A Successful Psychology Student

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Jan 14, 2014 8:25:00 AM

Check out these practical tips that could help you succeed in an online psychology degree program.

Facebook creator and former Time Magazine Person of the Year Mark Zuckerberg went to Harvard and majored in psychology – so did Academy Award winner Natalie Portman. Actress Katherine Hepburn and pop singer Gloria Estefan also majored in psychology

From Nobel Prize recipients, including Ivan Pavlov, to innovators such as positive psychology originator Martin Seligman, psychologists have made tremendous contributions to society and to culture.

If you’re a psychology major, you may be thinking, “That’s all well and good, but right now I just want to ace Psych 101 and earn my bachelor’s degree. Then I’ll think about contributing to humanity.”

Fair enough.

For those of you who are in the same boat, here are some tips for being a successful psychology student that you can put into action right now.

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Topics: Psychology

Is An Online Psychology Degree For You?

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Dec 3, 2013 8:32:00 AM

If you’re thinking about majoring in psychology, you might be interested in what motivated other students to enroll in Saint Leo’s online psychology degree program.

Thinking about majoring in psychology but concerned that there may already be too many psych majors in the world?

Or maybe you’re worried that you won’t find a job?

Responding to similar concerns, the American Psychology Association and the Florida Psychology Department Chairs developed the report, “Are There Too Many Psych Majors?”

Here’s just one take-away from the report:

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Topics: Psychology

What Can You Do With A Bachelor's Degree In Psychology?

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Oct 29, 2013 7:50:00 AM

Thinking about an online psychology degree program? Earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology opens the door to more career options than you may have ever realized.

Why do people behave the way they do? Make the choices that they do? What does it mean to be human?

Is there really anything more fascinating than people?

For so many of us, the answer is a clear, “Of course, not!”

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Topics: Psychology

What Can You Do With A Psychology Degree? Plan Your Future

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Oct 8, 2013 7:50:00 AM

If you’re enrolled in Saint Leo’s online psychology degree program, don’t miss the upcoming career and graduate school information webinar.

Are you enrolled in Saint Leo’s online psychology degree program? Great! Not only is exploring the mysteries of the human mind and behavior fascinating, psychology offers a multitude of real-world applications and career paths.

Which begs the question – “What will you do after you graduate?”

Do you want to put your bachelor’s degree to use right away in the work force? Or are you interested in doing counseling of some sort, which would require graduate school?

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Topics: Psychology

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