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By Jessalyn Johnson
English Literature Major, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Earning a Bachelor of Science in Psychology can help you achieve your academic goals and find a purposeful career! This area of study offers a wide range of options to help you advance your education and gain profitable skills. Of course, any undergraduate degree requires time and focus for success. So, how can you be sure that you get the most out of your psychology degree at Grand Canyon University?  

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By Jessalyn Johnson
English and Professional Writing Major, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Grand Canyon University offers a number of credible graduate programs for students who are looking to advance their careers and education. If you are pursuing, or thinking about pursuing, a degree in human factors psychology, there are several up-and-coming jobs for you to consider. With a Master of Science in Human Factors Psychology, you can achieve your career goals and begin your journey as a psychology professional!

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By Andrea Aldean, PhD
Faculty, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

How powerful is your unconscious mind? Do you think that your unconscious expectations can influence the performance of the people around you? How does this influence your expectations vs. reality?

The answer may surprise you, and, like many influential scientific studies, it starts with rats.

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By Jessalyn Johnson
English and Professional Writing Major, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Many students begin their college journey unsure of what the future holds. However, choosing to earn a Bachelor of Science in Psychology can provide many options for students who have a passion for learning about the human mind. If you are interested in the science of psychology, there are many careers you can pursue by choosing to earn this degree. Here are a few reasons to earn a bachelor’s degree in psychology:

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By Elizabeth Valenti, PhD
Faculty, College of Humanities and Social Sciences   

“Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.” (Thomas Merton)

The desire to prosper and experience positive well-being is the primary reason most embark on their educational and occupational journeys; yet, many have never mastered the art of life balance.

Research consistently shows that those who are overworked and heavily enmeshed with their jobs or schooling (otherwise deemed “unbalanced”) are more likely to experience symptoms of stress and burnout, suffer more health issues and experience more social problems.

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By Jessalyn Johnson
 English and Professional Writing Major, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Everyone has a different personality and sees the world through a unique lens. Do you know what your personality type is? Determining this can provide a better way for you to understand yourself and why you think the way you do. Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Science in Psychology allows you to explore the fascinating topic of personality to discover something about yourself and your peers that you may not have known before.

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By Jessalyn Johnson
English and Professional Writing Major, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

When choosing a master’s degree in psychology, there are many different directions you can go. With all the emphases Grand Canyon University has to offer, it is important to consider which one is the best fit for you. If you are passionate about human behavior, engineering and technology, the Master of Science in Psychology with an Emphasis in Human Factors Psychology may be a great choice! Continue reading to learn more about this program and all it has to offer:

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By Lauren Abraham
Communications Major, College Humanities and Social Sciences

If you have a passion for helping others, a career in counseling may be a perfect fit. Specifically, becoming a Christian counselor will allow you to integrate Christian principles into professional counseling practices and serve clients who are looking for scripturally based solutions through counseling. If you feel you have been called by God to help others in this way, continue reading to learn about how to become a Christian counselor:

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