The LHU Psychology Department has developed several programs and initiatives to help students succeed, in addition to programs developed by the University overall.
The PALS (Peer Advising Liaison) program is a peer mentoring program that matches students in their first year with a junior or senior student mentor. The mentor is available to help first year students adjust to life at LHU, understand the way the psychology department operates, and, in general, succeed in their first year at LHU. For more information about the PALS program, please contact Dr. Bruner.
The Psychology Department offers a drop-in tutoring center where students can get
help with any of your psychology classes called the PsyCenter. Students in 100 and
200 level PSYC courses that have an assigned tutors through the Tutoring Center are
also encouraged to use that service. The PsyCenter is located in 315 Robinson Hall
and is staffed by highly qualified upper-class psychology majors. Hours of operation
for Fall 2015 are Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. The Fall 2015 tutors are Kaitlyn Heywood, Laura Kramer, Roseanna Lance, and Rashel
Expectations of students who use the PsyCenter:
- Come prepared
- Complete all related readings
- Complete assigned homework to the best of your ability
- Bring the following materials: text books, notes, homework sheets, study guides, and index cards if you wish to make study cards
- Study the material before you meet with the tutor so you are…
- prepared to explain what you understand and what you need help with
- Don’t expect tutors to do your homework for you
- Don’t use the PsyCenter as a substitute for attending class. If you miss a class, get notes from a classmate. It is not the tutor’s job to teach you something because you missed class.
- Don’t wait until the night before an exam to get help. That means you need to start studying early enough to identify that you need help.
We also have a wonderful library staff who has helped us put together library resources.
The librarians have created discipline specific library guides. You can access the ones related to psychology below.
Psychology Lib Guides:
The following books are on reserve under Dr. Susan Boland's name.
- Career Paths in Psychology: Where Your Degree Can Take You
- Careers in Psychology: Opportunities in a Changing World
- Getting In: A Step-by-step Plan for Gaining Admission to Graduate School in Psychology
- 2000 Graduate Study in Psychology
- Is Psychology the Major for You?
- Majoring in Psych?
- Psychology Major's Handbook
- Publication Manual of the APA
To see the items we have on reserve, go to the Library Catalog and click on "Course Reserve." Choose Boland, Susan as the Instructor, and PSYC: Department of Psychology (the second one listed) as the course and click search.
For more resources on psychology, please check out our Internet Resources for Psychology page.