Psychology

Students interact with the science, language, literature and principles of psychology while consistently considering the relationship between biblical truth and psychological truth. Psychology students participate in a research seminar in which they plan and develop an empirical research project and publish their research in the Psychology department's online journal of undergraduate research.

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Hear from professors and students about what makes JBU's psychology program great.

Earn a Masters Degree

Six Reasons to Study Psychology at JBU

Reason #1

Earn a Masters Degree

JBU has developed a specific curriculum track that earns students a B.S. in Psychology and an M.S. in Counseling in five years.

Work with Accessible Professors

Six Reasons to Study Psychology at JBU

Reason #2

Work with Accessible Professors

JBU’s psychology professors actively challenge students to consider the relationship between biblical truth and psychological truth through rigorous coursework and research projects.

Publish Your Research

Six Reasons to Study Psychology at JBU

Reason #3

Publish Your Research

Psychology students can submit their capstone empirical research project or publication in the Psychology department's online journal of undergraduate research: Initial Forays in Psychological Science.

Get Field Experience

Six Reasons to Study Psychology at JBU

Reason #4

Get Field Experience

Students gain field experience through placements in a variety of off-campus organizations and ministries where they observe professionals in their field.

Present Your Position

Six Reasons to Study Psychology at JBU

Reason #5

Present Your Position

Every year JBU psychology students present papers at national academic conferences like The Great Plains Honors Conference and the National Conference on Undergraduate Research.

Tailor Your Degree

Six Reasons to Study Psychology at JBU

Reason #6

Tailor Your Degree

Choose an emphasis of study such as Child and Adolescent Development, Social Justice, Wilderness Counseling or Intercultural Studies to learn more about your interests.

Kevin Simpson

Faculty Profile

Kevin Simpson

Professor of Psychology

Simpson's academic work has taken him around the world, and he has been a research fellow twice at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Ph.D., University of Denver
M.S., University of North Texas
B.S., John Brown University

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David Johnson

Faculty Profile

David Johnson

Professor of Psychology

Johnson’s research interests are in the areas of attribution theory, attribution-behavior relationship, counter-factual thinking and resource management.

Ph.D., University of Arkansas
M.A., University of Arkansas
B.S., Houghton College

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Richard Froman

Faculty Profile

Richard Froman

Professor of Psychology

Froman specializes in experimental psychology, the psychology of humor and the use of technology in teaching.

Ph.D., University of Wyoming
M.A., California State University, Sacramento
B.A., California State University, Sacramento

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Alumni Profile

Alumni Photo: Lilli-Anna Baca '14

Lilli-Anna Baca '14

Lilli-Anna Baca plans to open a private practice for victims of abuse and addiction in Northwest Arkansas as well as pursue a doctorate in counseling psychology. “I can see God’s calling in my life to help people in their brokenness. I hope to help the hurting through therapeutic intervention and recovery.”