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  Feb 06, 2023
 
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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Degree in Psychology with Psychophysiology Specialization


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Specialization Coordinator: Richard Sherman, Ph.D.

Psychology Faculty Academic Advisor: Vasiliki Georgoulas-Sherry, Ph.D.

Department Chair: Israel Espinosa, Psy.D.

Psychophysiology is the branch of psychology centering on the physiological bases of human psychological processes. It is the study of the biological bases of behavior among humans. Applied psychophysiology is the subspecialty of psychophysiology which uses knowledge of the biological bases of various behaviors in conjunction with various psychological techniques to help people optimize their behaviors. Applied psychophysiologists are psychologists who develop and use psychological interventions based on such areas as behavioral genetics, hormonal influence on behavior, individual differences in perception, and abnormal physiological patterns to assist clients to recognize and alter problems caused by these biological underpinnings. Common psychophysiological intervention techniques include biofeedback, relaxation training, entrainment, hypnosis, and many others.

Applied psychophysiology focuses on the amelioration/treatment and prevention of disease, as well as creation of optimal functioning patterns in education, sports, and business through teaching people techniques for recognizing and correcting abnormal physiological levels of function and responses. Our clinical concentration or practice focuses on the amelioration / treatment and prevention of disease through teaching people techniques for recognizing and correcting abnormal physiological levels of function and responses. Our non-clinical concentration focuses on teaching clients to function optimally in such environments as the work place, sports, and school. The field has a long history of making major contributions to education and healthcare in both treatment and prevention arenas. For instance, relaxation techniques are widely recognized as being effective in both the treatment and prevention of headaches.

Requirements


Research Course Sequence (taken in order)


Core Ethics Course (select 1 of the following courses):


Core Multiculturalism, Social Justice, & Diversity Course (select 1 of the following courses):


Other Electives: 12 Credit(s)


Upon completion of Essays Candidacy and Orals Defense:


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