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Student Profiles

Madelin Contreras '16
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."


Tim Conner '16
Psychology Major; Sociology Minor

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


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!"


Justin Adkins ‘16
Psychology Major; Spanish Minor

"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."


Grace Tworek '16
Psychology Major; Sociology Minor

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


Joe McDonald '16
Psychology Major

"I hope to take a Forensic approach to psychology. I'm a Junior-transfer and excited to be a part of this community."


Kristina Bishop '16
Psychology Major; Marketing Minor

"I chose Psychology as my major because I'm fascinated with serial killers and what makes them do what they do (I watch too much Dexter), as well as everyday people. I have always wanted to help people with their problems and have been told I should pursue this field. My goal is to eventually become a Psychologist of some kind and be able to help others cope with whatever they are dealing with. I really want to talk to the criminally insane. I would be in Heaven!"


Faith Carlton '16
Individualized Major

"Psychology is a study that never cease to be amazing. As humans develop and grow so does the field of work. That’s what I love about psychology. It’s everlasting and always adapting."


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."


Evan Schultz '17
Psychology Major

"My major is in Psychology because it has always been a passion of mine. My mother worked as an accountant for a therapeutic office full of psychologists that really led me to where I am today. I really want to follow in their footsteps and I knew that Catawba College was the right place to fulfill that!"


Melissa Greene '17
Psychology Major; Sociology Minor

"I find learning about people and the way they think and interact with other people is very interesting. "


Nicholas Morey '17
Psychology Major

"Psychology has always fascinated me the most in my life and I've always wondered how the human mind works. With my new-found knowledge and skills, I hope to be a therapist or a councilor to help those who need help coping with their daily troubles."


Jennifer Beach '17
Psychology Major; Biology Minor

"I'm majoring in Psychology and Biology to eventually obtain a degree in Behavioral Neuroscience because I like Brains."


Isabel Vasquez '17
Psychology Major

Isabel likes children and is investigating working with children with psychological and other special needs.


Josh Edwards '17
Psychology Major

"I am a psychology and sociology major. The main aspect of psychology that I love is learning how the brain functions, and the part I love best about sociology is learning why individuals behave the ways they do within a social context. Basically, I love the brain. After Catawba, I hope to further my education by either attending medical school or graduate school."


Hope Woods '18
Psychology and Biology Double Major; Environmental Science Minor

"I have interest in attending law school and am a member of the Women’s Lacrosse team here at Catawba. "