Located in Tower hall, this living-learning community is open to students majoring in Psychology. Students will take one class per semester selected from the list of undergraduate courses in Psychology:
Fall Semester: PSY 1300- Introduction to Psychology. A survey of the major principles derived from research on human and animal behavior. Topics studied include learning, thinking, motivation, emotion, personality, the senses, perception, and the form and functions of the nervous system.
US 1100, University Seminar. A one-credit hour course designed to help meet student's transitional needs. The course encourages reflection upon the value and nature of a university education, as well as helping students to develop strategies for life-long learning.
Spring Semester: PSY 3300- Lifespan Development. A survey of the psychology of human development from the pre-natal period through adulthood. Emphasis is placed on cognitive, motivational, and physiological processes of development in childhood and adolescence.
PSY 3322- Brain and Behavior. This course covers research findings and theoretical concepts concerned with the physiological, anatomical, and pharmacological bases of behavior. Topics include sensory systems, the physiological mechanisms of motivation, and the physiological correlates of associate processes such as learning.
Name: MiriamTapia Cervantes
Miriam is very involved in the Psychology Learning Community and the Psychology Department as well. She works in Dr. Graham's neuropsychology lab. In the lab, she conducts experiments measuring brainwaves and how they respond to different stimuli. Miriam plans on pursuing a PhD after graduation in 2018.
"One of the things I appreciate about the psychology learning community is the many professors we get to meet. I truly believe that joining the psychology learning community has made me more knowledgeable about my career goals and how to achieve them."
Name: Katie Stebbins
What do you like about your LLC?
"I like that it builds a community. Everyone is taking most of the same classes, so I have friends in my classes."
What do you like about taking class with your hallmates?
"Before every psychology test, a group of us get together and study. It's really nice to learn from each other and grow together. I know that some of these people will be lifelong friends."
Who is your favorite professor and why?
"Professor Tina Villarreal is my favorite because she isn't afraid to bring up controversial topics and have us discuss them as a class. I think sociology has been my favorite course this semester."
Dr. Shirley Ogletree is the advisor for the Psycholoy LLC (UAC 273, 512-245-3156).
Dr. Ogletree 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.
Out of Class Events
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, weekly dinner at Commons dining hall, and the ropes course at University Camp. The LLC participates in Bobcat Build every spring.
The Psychology LLC has enjoyed a long-standing traditon 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 incude 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.
Alumni Comments about the Psychology LLC
|Community||Requirements to Join||Deadline||Additional Requirements|
|Psychology||Students majoring in Psychology||open until full||None. First come, first serve.|