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Psychology

Students in the Psychology program will learn the methods and skills that enable them to evaluate published research and think critically about their own ideas and those of others. They are prepared to apply these methods to the problems of community and of the larger society. They are capable of tolerance for the views of others and able to appreciate the value of diversity.

With skilled mental health professionals in increasing demand as practitioners, the Psychology program at RWU prepares students to pursue graduate study in Psychology and other fields, or to enter any number of careers where these skillsets are applicable, including human resources, management, marketing, education and the mental health professions.

Roger Williams University offers a Bachelor of Science as well as a 4 + 1 B.A./M.A.in Psychology, with the master's portion of the degree in forensic psychology.

 

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. To encourage the development in our students of a deep and broad knowledge base in the discipline of Psychology
  2. To help students to develop skills needed to design and evaluate research
  3. To foster critical thinking in our students
  4. To enhance students’ appreciation of diversity
  5. To promote students’ awareness of ethical issues in Psychology
  6. To prepare students for success in a wide‐range of careers, including graduate study
Casey Comstock, PhD, LMHC
Adjunct Professor
Contact Information
(401) 254-3035

Casey Comstock

Casey
Comstock
PhD, LMHC
Adjunct Professor
Contact Information
(401) 254-3035
Matt Zaitchik, Ph.D.
Professor of Pscyhology
A.B. Brown University, M.A., Ph.D. University of Connecticut
Contact Information
x5333
FCAS 105

Matt Zaitchik

Matt
Zaitchik
Ph.D.
Professor of Pscyhology
A.B. Brown University, M.A., Ph.D. University of Connecticut
Contact Information
x5333
FCAS 105
Donald Whitworth, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
B.A. Roger Williams University, M.A., Ph.D. University of Rhode Island
Contact Information
x3509
FCAS 109

Donald Whitworth

Donald
Whitworth
Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
B.A. Roger Williams University, M.A., Ph.D. University of Rhode Island
Contact Information
x3509
FCAS 109
Laura L. Turner, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
B.A. University of Connecticut, M.S., A.B.D., Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University
Contact Information
x3517
FCAS 106

Laura L. Turner

Laura L.
Turner
Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
B.A. University of Connecticut, M.S., A.B.D., Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University
Contact Information
x3517
FCAS 106
Charles Trimbach, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
B.A. University of Rhode Island, Ph.D. Princeton University
Contact Information
x3238
FCAS 118

Charles Trimbach

Charles
Trimbach
Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
B.A. University of Rhode Island, Ph.D. Princeton University
Contact Information
x3238
FCAS 118
Becky Spritz, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
B.S., M.S., Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University
Contact Information
x3664
Stonewall

Becky Spritz

Becky
Spritz
Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
B.S., M.S., Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University
Contact Information
x3664
Stonewall
Judith Platania, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Psychology
B.A. Marist College, M.S., Ph.D. Florida International University
Contact Information
x5738
FCAS 104

Judith Platania

Judith
Platania
Ph.D.
Associate Professor Psychology
B.A. Marist College, M.S., Ph.D. Florida International University
Contact Information
x5738
FCAS 104
Alejandro Leguizamo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.A. Boston University, M.A., Ph.D. University of Michigan
Contact Information
x3834
FCAS 108

Alejandro Leguizamo

Alejandro
Leguizamo
Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.A. Boston University, M.A., Ph.D. University of Michigan
Contact Information
x3834
FCAS 108
Frank DiCataldo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.S. College of the Holy Cross, M.S., Ph.D. Saint Louis University
Contact Information
x7252
FCAS 100

Frank DiCataldo

Frank
DiCataldo
Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.S. College of the Holy Cross, M.S., Ph.D. Saint Louis University
Contact Information
x7252
FCAS 100
Jacquline Cottle, Ph.D
Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.A., M.S. Lamar University, Ph.D. Texas Tech University
Contact Information
x3773
FCAS 101

Jacquline Cottle

Jacquline
Cottle
Ph.D
Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.A., M.S. Lamar University, Ph.D. Texas Tech University
Contact Information
x3773
FCAS 101