Welcome to the World of Psychology

Career opportunities in our unique field are rapidly expanding, growing in number and scope. Employers are expressly interested in the skills that psychology majors bring to the workplace such as: interpersonal awareness, problem solving, and proficiencies in research design.

Our department design courses to encourage students to explore and understand experience as a primary source of psychological data. To understand psychology effectively and help others, self-understanding is essential, and our approach prepares students for that reality.


Jim Klee Forum: Just Methods in Contentious Times

Please join us on March 12th for our annual Jim Klee Forum.  
This year we are pleased to welcome Dr. Michelle Fine from the Graduate Center of City University of New York.                    

Location: Nursing Building, Room 106
Time: 6:30 Reception, 7:00 Presentation

Just Methods in Contentious Times will review the key epistemological moorings of critical participatory work.  In times of widening inequality gaps and rising nationalisms, Dr. Fine will excavate the long and buried history of critical, community-based scholarship in psychology and will speak on the questions of epistemology, theory, ethics, analysis, and how to "be of use" in public scholarship crafted in "revolting" times.

About Michelle Fine

Michelle Fine

Michelle Fine is a distinguished professor of Critical Psychology, American Studies, Women’s Studies, and Urban Education at the Graduate Center of City University of New York.  Fine is a prominent scholar in the field of qualitative research methods and the author of several books including  Framing Dropouts: Notes on the Politics of an Urban High School and Disruptive Voices: The Possibilities of Feminist Research.


Contact Us

Melson Hall
University of West Georgia
Carrollton, GA 30118
Phone (678) 839-6510
Hours Monday - Friday
8 AM - 5 PM 

Jeff Reber, Ph.D.
Department Chair

James Dillon, Ph.D.
Undergraduate Program Director

Mark Kunkel, Ph.D.
MA Program Director

Marie-Cecile Bertau, Ph.D.
Ph.D Program Director