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Psychology

Located in Tower hall, this living-learning community is open to students majoring in Psychology.

Students will take two classes per semester selected from the list of undergraduate courses in Psychology:

Fall Semester: PSY 1300, Introduction to Psychology and US 1100, University Seminar.

Spring Semester: PSY 3300, Lifespan Development and PSY 3322, Brain and Behavior.


Student Spotlight: Bryan Mata

What has been your favorite social thing about the LLC thus far? I was able to meet new people from different areas of Texas and get to know them to a personal level.

What has been your favorite academic thing about the LLC thus far? The LLC has given me the opportunity to get help on homework from my fellow peers and go over reviews together and made the college educational experience much easier than I expected it would.

What do you like about your LLC in general? It is like a second family to me because everyone is close together that we can talk to each other without having any problems communicating.

Who is your favorite professor and why? My favorite professor is Dr. Reiko Graham. Dr. Graham is a psychology professor and she makes her lectures very interesting where it’s not dull, every lecture is a new topic which I find interesting every time.

Out of Class Events

The Psychology LLC has enjoyed a long-standing tradition of support from faculty from the Department of Psychology. Professors and lecturers who have recently spent time with the LLC during out of class events include Dr. Catherine Bitney, Dr. Natalie Ceballos, Mrs. Marilyn Gibbons-Arhelger, Dr. Amy Meeks, and Dr. Shirley Ogletree. Dr. William Kelemen, Chair of the Department, regularly ensures that students in the LLC have the opportunity to co-enroll in a course together.

Past activities include trips to local and state mental health facilities, internship advice, midnight river float, suicide prevention training, the social psychology of relationships, academic advising, faculty meet and greet, how we choose our mates, social psychology and rumor transmission, facts about cognitive psychology, music therapy, sports psychology, male body image, weekly study sessions, and the ropes course at University Camp. They participate in Bobcat Build every spring.

students with Dr. Ogletree in group picture wearing green shirts
students baking cookies with Dr. Ogletree
group picture of psych LLC students

LLC Advisor: Dr. Shirley Ogletree

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Dr. Ogletree (UAC 273, 512-245-3156) enjoys watching the Daily Show and Stephen Colbert, listening to music at Gruene Hall, and traveling. In the last five years she has been to Angkor Wat in Cambodia, the Douro Valley in Portugal, and Machu Picchu in Peru. She has two children, both of whom have attended Texas State.

"My favorite things about working with undergraduates are getting to know them, having the opportunity to learn about current youth culture from them, and hopefully facilitating in small ways their personal and career-related growth."