BC psychologist's study is first to identify negotiation disparity among children, revealing boys and girls as young as eight approach it differently. The study of boys and girls between ages four and nine, published recently in the journal Psychological Science, found the gap appears when girls who participated in the study were asked to negotiate with a male evaluator, a finding that mirrors the dynamics of the negotiation gap that persists between men and women in the workforce. The researchers say this study is the first to identify a gender gap in negotiation among children. There is still much more work to be done, but one thing this tells us is that we should be teaching young girls to advocate for themselves in the context of negotiation from as early as elementary school.
Senior Honors Theses
Honors in Psychology | Psychological & Brain Sciences
The Clinical Psychology program provides the opportunity for the student to understand, evaluate, and counsel persons with psychological problems, and to draw upon community resources for assistance in working with these persons. During completion of the hour M. Students who complete all requirements in the clinical area, and who become licensed, often work in psychiatric hospitals, in mental health centers, or with doctorate-level psychologists in private practice. Students may complete a general program of study in clinical psychology or may choose one of two subplans described below. The M. A Specialization in Neuropsychology is available for graduate students completing an M. The clinical neuropsychology subplan is also available for students with a master's or doctoral degree who desire training in neuropsychology.
The mission of the psychology department at MTSU is to promote the personal and professional success of students from all backgrounds, groups, and orientations, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexuality, gender, age, ability, and culture, by providing the best possible academic experience in and out of the classroom. We presently serve a diverse student body of approximately undergraduate majors and nearly graduate students. As a department, we respect and value diversity and are committed to supporting and including all students, faculty, and staff. We are working hard to support minority students through a number of diversity and inclusion initiatives. As a department, we offer 3 majors leading to the Bachelor of Science B.
Delve into fascinating questions of human thought, emotion, and behavior. How do the brain and the mind interact? How do social and cultural forces shape us? How do we change from birth to death? How can we use psychology to help people overcome challenges in their lives, workplaces, and communities?