Why do people act that way?
"The psychology department does a great job guiding students on their own individual paths and groups classes together to focus on different psychological disciplines."
Tricia Collins '14, psychology
"People fascinate me. I've always wondered why people act the way they do. I've been comparing human and animal tendencies in Physiological Psychology, human disorders in Abnormal and Clinical Psychology and statistical analysis in Psychology Statistics. My professors use humor, visual examples and unconventional comparisons to teach us sometimes difficult concepts.
"For instance, Professor Ptacek allowed a classwide coin-flipping contest to show the probability of getting heads vs. tails with a large sample size. The teachers make class so fun that time flies by quickly. I sometimes think to myself 'I wish there was another hour in the class, It sounds crazy but it's true!
"I have a lot more questions about the human psyche, and I hope to continue on to graduate school. The psychology department does a great job guiding students on their own individual paths and groups classes together to focus on different psychological disciplines. I have the right mentors to guide me toward my goals and the right friends to support me."
Tricia is from Harrisburg, Pa.Posted Oct. 28, 2011