Department of Psychology

Contact Us

Amy Grose
Administrative Assistant
170T Dwight Schar College of Education
419.207.4967
agrose3@ashland.edu

Programs

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BS, BA
Research Opportunities

Students majoring in psychology are encouraged to become involved in research in our department, and faculty and students alike regularly publish and present research at regional, national and international conferences. In the past ten years our students have made over 90 conference presentations at local, regional, and national...

Curriculum

Brochures, Course Rotations & Four-Year Guides

Each department provides information specific to its majors and programs to help ensure you choose exactly which major is right for you. Use the supplemental material below to assist you in finding a major that most interests you.

COURSE ROTATIONS & FOUR YEAR GUIDES

Current Academic Year
Psychology
Psychology B.A. Three-Year Guide
Psychology B.A. Four-Year Guide
Psychology B.S. Three-Year Guide
Psychology B.S. Four-Year Guide

Addictions Programs

Faculty

Dr. Diane Bonfiglio
Dr. Diane Bonfiglio
Associate Professor of Psychology
145, Dwight Schar College of Education
419.289.5859 / dbonfigl@ashland.edu
Department of Psychology
Dr. Christopher Chartier, Assistant Professor
Dr. Christopher Chartier
Associate Professor of Psychology, Founder/Director of the Psychological Science Accelerator
146, Dwight Schar College of Education
419.289.5342 / cchartie@ashland.edu
Department of Psychology
ickes_curtis0817alw_2325-1.jpg
Dr. Curt Ickes
Associate Professor of Psychology
149, Dwight Schar College of Education
419.289.5374 / cickes@ashland.edu
Department of Psychology
Dr. Peter Mallick
Dr. Peter Mallik
Assistant Professor of Psychology
148, Dwight Schar College of Education
419.289.5340 / pmallik@ashland.edu
Department of Psychology
Dr. Mitchell Metzger
Dr. Mitchell Metzger
Professor of Psychology, Chair of the Departments of Psychology, Criminal Justice and Social Work, Addictions, Counseling, Prevention and Human Resources
155, Dwight Schar College of Education
419.289.5008 / mmetzger@ashland.edu
Department of Psychology , Criminal Justice and Sociology Department , Department of Social Work & Family Studies

Department News

Summer Job Opportunities at Akron Rotary Camp

The Akron Rotary Camp is looking for staff that want to make a difference in the lives of children with special needs. Our counselors are the people that help make camp so magical, as they spend all of their time making sure our campers are safe, participating in activities, and most importantly having fun. Our counselors spend the most time working directly with our campers and, therefore, have the opportunity to make the biggest impact on them. Our counselor to camper ratio is 1:3 and our staff are expected to participate in, as well as facilitate, all of the activities our campers participate in. Our counselors also become experts in adapting and modifying activities so that everyone, regardless of ability level, is able to participate in the activities. Also, our counselors are responsible for the care and well-being of our campers. This means they may have to help campers with feeding, personal hygiene, as well as managing behaviors. We are seeking people to fill overnight positions with the camp running from Sunday through Friday afternoons. Staff training will be from May 26th to June 6th, and the last day of camp will be August 7. If you're interested in pursuing this opportunity, please contact Kyle Blincow at kyleb@akronvmca.org.


...Read more

Research Fellowship Opportunity


Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is offering one two-year research fellowship (tuition waiver, yearly stipend of $26,000, and health insurance) and one scholarship (tuition waiver for the 1st year, 2nd year contingent on academic performance and funding availability) in its new Consumer Behavior and Decision Sciences Master of Science program starting in fall 2020. The program is designed for students with a background in the social sciences, business, and/or a quantitative field, seeking to master applied behavioral and consumer research methodologies and analytic techniques. Students learn to synthesize theory in order to perform applied behavioral research, evaluate data to uncover actionable insights, and leverage those insights to shape behavior in the real world. The program fosters innovation, focusing on emergent and advanced research methodologies and analytic techniques, providing graduates the skills necessary to stay competitive now and into the future. Through an applied research project in connection with industry, the public sector, or community organizations, students produce solid evidence of their ability to conduct transformative research, setting them apart from their peers as they enter the job market.
The research fellow will serve as the lab manager for Harrisburg University’s Consumer Insights Research Lab (CIRL), while the scholarship recipient will act as a part-time research assistant. CIRL’s mission is to deliver a superior experiential learning opportunity to students while meeting local industry and public sector need for applied behavioral and consumer research. Award recipients will be immersed in every aspect of CIRL’s operations, gaining unique experience in organizing and carrying out a variety of applied behavioral research projects for our industry and public sector partners.
Ideal candidates will be creative problem solvers, possess solid quantitative research skills (e.g., familiarity with research design, basic statistics, and experimental programming), and have a strong interest in using applied behavioral research...Read more

Congratulations, graduates!

Seven Ashland University Psychology majors took part in the commencement ceremony on Saturday, December 14. Pictured below are Dr. Bonfiglio, Yuanyuan Jiang, Liz Takacs, Kaylei Ruffing, Paige Leitz, Jessica Wilson, and Dr. Metzger (Ariana Graves and Sabrina Dickens not pictured). Congratulations!!!
...Read more

Interested in a Career in School Psychology?

Contact Us

Contact Us

Amy Grose
Administrative Assistant
170T Dwight Schar College of Education
419.207.4967
agrose3@ashland.edu

Programs

Programs

Undergraduate
Degree Type: BS, BA
Research Opportunities

Students majoring in psychology are encouraged to become involved in research in our department, and faculty and students alike regularly publish and present research at regional, national and international conferences. In the past ten years our students have made over 90 conference presentations at local, regional, and national...

Curriculum

Curriculum

Brochures, Course Rotations & Four-Year Guides

Each department provides information specific to its majors and programs to help ensure you choose exactly which major is right for you. Use the supplemental material below to assist you in finding a major that most interests you.

COURSE ROTATIONS & FOUR YEAR GUIDES

Current Academic Year
Psychology
Psychology B.A. Three-Year Guide
Psychology B.A. Four-Year Guide
Psychology B.S. Three-Year Guide
Psychology B.S. Four-Year Guide

Addictions Programs

Faculty

Faculty

Dr. Diane Bonfiglio
Dr. Diane Bonfiglio
Associate Professor of Psychology
145, Dwight Schar College of Education
419.289.5859 / dbonfigl@ashland.edu
Department of Psychology
Dr. Christopher Chartier, Assistant Professor
Dr. Christopher Chartier
Associate Professor of Psychology, Founder/Director of the Psychological Science Accelerator
146, Dwight Schar College of Education
419.289.5342 / cchartie@ashland.edu
Department of Psychology
ickes_curtis0817alw_2325-1.jpg
Dr. Curt Ickes
Associate Professor of Psychology
149, Dwight Schar College of Education
419.289.5374 / cickes@ashland.edu
Department of Psychology
Dr. Peter Mallick
Dr. Peter Mallik
Assistant Professor of Psychology
148, Dwight Schar College of Education
419.289.5340 / pmallik@ashland.edu
Department of Psychology
Dr. Mitchell Metzger
Dr. Mitchell Metzger
Professor of Psychology, Chair of the Departments of Psychology, Criminal Justice and Social Work, Addictions, Counseling, Prevention and Human Resources
155, Dwight Schar College of Education
419.289.5008 / mmetzger@ashland.edu
Department of Psychology , Criminal Justice and Sociology Department , Department of Social Work & Family Studies

Department News

Department News

Summer Job Opportunities at Akron Rotary Camp

The Akron Rotary Camp is looking for staff that want to make a difference in the lives of children with special needs. Our counselors are the people that help make camp so magical, as they spend all of their time making sure our campers are safe, participating in activities, and most importantly having fun. Our counselors spend the most time working directly with our campers and, therefore, have the opportunity to make the biggest impact on them. Our counselor to camper ratio is 1:3 and our staff are expected to participate in, as well as facilitate, all of the activities our campers participate in. Our counselors also become experts in adapting and modifying activities so that everyone, regardless of ability level, is able to participate in the activities. Also, our counselors are responsible for the care and well-being of our campers. This means they may have to help campers with feeding, personal hygiene, as well as managing behaviors. We are seeking people to fill overnight positions with the camp running from Sunday through Friday afternoons. Staff training will be from May 26th to June 6th, and the last day of camp will be August 7. If you're interested in pursuing this opportunity, please contact Kyle Blincow at kyleb@akronvmca.org.


...Read more

Research Fellowship Opportunity


Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is offering one two-year research fellowship (tuition waiver, yearly stipend of $26,000, and health insurance) and one scholarship (tuition waiver for the 1st year, 2nd year contingent on academic performance and funding availability) in its new Consumer Behavior and Decision Sciences Master of Science program starting in fall 2020. The program is designed for students with a background in the social sciences, business, and/or a quantitative field, seeking to master applied behavioral and consumer research methodologies and analytic techniques. Students learn to synthesize theory in order to perform applied behavioral research, evaluate data to uncover actionable insights, and leverage those insights to shape behavior in the real world. The program fosters innovation, focusing on emergent and advanced research methodologies and analytic techniques, providing graduates the skills necessary to stay competitive now and into the future. Through an applied research project in connection with industry, the public sector, or community organizations, students produce solid evidence of their ability to conduct transformative research, setting them apart from their peers as they enter the job market.
The research fellow will serve as the lab manager for Harrisburg University’s Consumer Insights Research Lab (CIRL), while the scholarship recipient will act as a part-time research assistant. CIRL’s mission is to deliver a superior experiential learning opportunity to students while meeting local industry and public sector need for applied behavioral and consumer research. Award recipients will be immersed in every aspect of CIRL’s operations, gaining unique experience in organizing and carrying out a variety of applied behavioral research projects for our industry and public sector partners.
Ideal candidates will be creative problem solvers, possess solid quantitative research skills (e.g., familiarity with research design, basic statistics, and experimental programming), and have a strong interest in using applied behavioral research...Read more

Congratulations, graduates!

Seven Ashland University Psychology majors took part in the commencement ceremony on Saturday, December 14. Pictured below are Dr. Bonfiglio, Yuanyuan Jiang, Liz Takacs, Kaylei Ruffing, Paige Leitz, Jessica Wilson, and Dr. Metzger (Ariana Graves and Sabrina Dickens not pictured). Congratulations!!!
...Read more

Interested in a Career in School Psychology?

Exploring Human Behavior

Are you interested in human behavior and looking for a career in helping others? As one of the most popular college majors across all university campuses, Psychology provides a glimpse into human thought and behavior. The Psychology Department at Ashland University offers both a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science degree to provide you with flexibility depending on your career objective.

Psychology Department Differentiators

One of the strongest differentiators of the Psychology programs at Ashland University is the unique research opportunities with which you’ll be provided as early as your freshman year.

You can also expect to:

  • Receive personalized attention from quality faculty dedicated to helping you succeed

  • Benefit from small class sizes to facilitate your learning

  • Develop a foundational understanding of the theories, principles, methodologies, research findings, and applications of psychology

  • Closely collaborate with faculty in extensive research projects with opportunities to be published in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at regional, national, and international conferences

Over the past 10 years, Ashland University Psychology students and faculty have led over 90 conference presentations that helped these students get admitted into the graduate school of their choosing or land a job after graduation.

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