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Student Profiles

Katherine Lins '15
Psychology Major; Studio Arts Minor

"I chose to study psychology because I found that it is more fun than I thought it would be. I had trouble deciding what I wanted to major in, and was undecided for a long time. I then chose a major but ended up changing it again to psychology. The other psychology students are really nice and the teachers are awesome."

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Madelin Contreras '15
Psychology Major; Spanish Minor

"I decided to study Psychology because I wanted to learn how and why individuals behave in different environment. I just found it more interesting then chemistry. I just feel studying psychology would help me understand how to help individuals with psychological problems."

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Ellen Stout '15
Psychology and Business Administration (Marketing) Double Major

"I chose Psychology because I love working with and being around people! Figuring out why people do what they do and how to interact with them is very interesting to me! I also love that with Psychology you learn something new Every day and it never gets old!"

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Katia Kruglov '15
Psychology and Mathematics Double Major

"I chose psychology because it is different from anything I've studied before. I became very interested from the first course I've taken and since then I really enjoy studying it."

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Katherine Sims '15
Psychology Major; English Minor

"I chose psychology as my major because I thought it would be a great foundation for my further studies in clinical mental health counseling. Ideally, I would love to work in a hospital setting with cancer patients and their families. I truly long to make a difference in the world, and I believe counseling those in need would be a wonderful way to do that. Plus, psychology itself can help me gain more insight and empathetic understanding of how people think and feel, which surely will help me in becoming a competent, compassionate counselor."

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Tim Conner '15
Psychology Major

"Psychology appeals to me because it enables those who are lost to find their way back!"

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Abby Moore '16
Exercise Science and Psychology Double Major

"I like psychology because I want to help people lift a weight off their lives and open up to be happier, healthier individuals!"

 
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Justin Adkins ‘16
Psychology Major

"Why I chose Psychology: I have always been interested in Sports Psychology. This has always been appealing to me ever since I started playing sports."

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Grace Tworek '16
Psychology Major

"I chose to study psychology because I have always found it interesting and I can see myself finding a career in this field."

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Jessica Gibson ’16
Psychology and Administration of Justice Double Major

"I chose to study psychology because it seemed at least slightly interesting, and because I vowed to never take a math course again."

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Erich Guebert '16
Psychology and Sociology Double Major

"I'm majoring in Psychology and Sociology. Psychology has always been a passion in my family. Combining that with a personal fascination with the Social Sciences in general convinced me to study both here at Catawba."

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Palmer Benson '16
Psychology Major

"I chose to study Psychology because I want to possibly pursue a career in psychiatry."

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Ashley Everidge '16
Psychology and Literature Double Major; Secondary Education Minor

"I am a double major in Psychology and Literature with a minor in Secondary Education. I love learning about the mind and how it works and I also enjoy writing and critiquing things. I can be a leader, but am also willing to take on duties that are given to me. I look forward to being able to incorporate all of my strengths and succeed here at Catawba, and eventually out in the real world."

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Michelle Gant '16
Psychology Major; Dance Minor

"I chose psychology because I like to help people, especially kids, who have autism and other disabilities get through and help them get on the right path throughout life. I like to listen and give my advice as well."

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Erica Pippen '16
Biology & Psychology Double Major; Environmental Science Minor

"I chose Psychology because people interest me."

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Kathleen Burris '16
Psychology Major

"I love all of the professors in Catawba's psychology department. They are all so inviting and make classes a pleasurable experience. I have been interested in psychology since I was a young girl, and even at elementary school age I had visions of becoming a psychologist. I am not fully decided on what career I want to pursue with my major, but I am strongly considering becoming a counselor of some sort. I want to get my bachelor's degree here at Catawba and work later towards a master's degree. I think everyone should take at least one psychology course before they graduate, because even if people don't plan on majoring in the field, I think they would be astounded at how psychology topics surround us all in everyday life ... and it's just plain interesting."

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