Psychological Science Master’s Program (MA) at James Madison University in Virginia, USA

Psychological Science Master’s Program (MA) at James Madison University in Virginia, USA


The nice thing about rats is they’re
great for behavioral subjects. They’re fun, they’re honestly really cute, they’re
so smart — they pick up a lot of things very easily, so in psychology, it’s great
to have a subject that you can actually study the behavior of. We’re trying to
identify this receptor in the brain that modulates sleep and it’s called adenosine,
and we’re doing this by looking at different strains of rats to see how
sensitive some strains are to sleep deprivation compared to other strains.
The primary goal of the master’s program in Psychological Sciences is to prepare
students for top-notch Ph.D. programs. However, many of them get jobs as master’s-level researchers as well. Since there are four concentrations, there’s a wide
variety of research, from Quantitative Psychology, where they might be measuring
educational outcomes in higher education, and then some of the students in the
Applied Research concentration might be looking at sports psychology and how
mental toughness increases athletic performance. You’re not a number here,
you’re actually a person. You get to know the faculty in your program. You get to
know the other students in your cohort very well. In addition to encouraging
student-guided research, JMU values the importance of teaching and in the
classroom. So, JMU has this nice balance of research and teaching, and you don’t
find that everywhere.

Comments

(4 Comments)

  • Janet Smith

    :28 master's (JS)

  • Janet Smith

    :35 master's-level (JS)

  • Janet Smith

    :1:12 There are words after "teaching" that I cannot distinguish. (JS)

  • chemical brrn

    when did i subscribe tf

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