Psychology

The Psychology major at Bryn Athyn College offers a unique emphasis on spiritual and theistic approaches to understanding human behavior. The program covers both abnormalities as well as the healthy development of the mind, helping students to comprehend the complex and varied range of human experience. Students consider questions about conscience, moral development, and free will.

Program Strengths

The Psychology major at Bryn Athyn gives students opportunities to explore and integrate secular and spiritual perspectives in the field of psychology.

Our program gives students a Swedenborgian perspective on human behavior, the mind, spiritual development, conscience, moral development, and free will. The program covers both abnormalities and the flourishing mind, and the professors help students to find, describe, explain, and predict mental functions.

The program includes supportive requirements in sociology, anthropology, and biology, and provides students with opportunities for internships in the field as early as their freshman year.

Hands-On Learning

Psychology majors are given many opportunities for hands-on learning. Projects and internships may include opportunities to work under psychologists at nearby clinics, assist with social skills training programs for autistic children, and work with individuals with memory problems. Psychology internships place students under the supervision of various types of psychologists working in the field, so students will experience the real-world practice of psychology well before graduation.

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Our Faculty

Erica Goldblatt Hyatt
Department Chair of Psychology / Assistant Professor of Psychology

Erica Goldblatt Hyatt

Over the course of her career, “Dr. E” has served as a hospital administrator,...
Laura Nash
Head of Experiential and Physical Education / Internship and Career Planning / Adjunct Faculty in Psychology

Laura Nash

Laura Nash oversees the Bryn Athyn College Experiential Education and Physical Education...
Simcha Raphael
Lecturer in Psychology

Simcha Raphael

Simcha Raphael, Ph.D. is Founding Director of the DA’AT Institute for Death Awareness,...
Kiri K. Rogers
Dean of Students

Kiri K. Rogers

Education M.S.W., Temple University B.S.W., West Chester University
Sarah Wong
Assistant Professor of Education and Psychology

Sarah Wong

As an undergraduate, Sarah felt drawn to the fields of both clinical psychology and...