Granted By: Purdue University
Academic Unit: IUPUI School of Science
Degree(s): Doctor of Philosophy
Overview: (PhD Administered with the approval of Purdue University, West Lafayette)
Psychology is the study of behavior. Psychologists apply the scientific method to increase their understanding of human and animal behavior. Behavior is enormously diverse, and psychologists seek answers to a range of questions that are as varied as how eyes perceive light and form, how children develop a sense of morality, and under what conditions people help in emergencies. As an applied profession, psychologists use research results to solve personal and social problems.