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7 School of Arts and Sciences: Department of Psychology

Records of the Department of Psychology

 I. Overview of the Collection

Title: Records of the Department of Psychology

Dates: 1988-

Location: 07/13

Extent: 1 box

Language: English


II. Historical note

In its early years, Barry College offered a "general psychology" course through the philosophy department, and educational psychology was offered by the education department. Other courses, such as child psychology, social psychology, and adolescent psychology were gradually added, and a minor in psychology was available in the late 60s. At that time, through the consortium with Biscayne College (now St. Thomas University), Barry students could obtain a psychology major. With the hiring of Dr. Richard Schaefer in 1972, Barry began to offer the psychology major on its own campus. In 1977, Dr. Stephen Koncsol joined the faculty. Orientation of the psychology department was equally divided between experimental and clinical expertise. By 1980, there were 65 psychology majors. By 2001 the department was representative of the Boulder model, that is, the scientist/practioner view of the psychologist.

University status was established in 1981, and the Master of Science in Clinical Psychology became available in the fall of 1982. In 1995, the Master of Science in School Psychology was introduced.


III. The Collection

The records include a history of the psychology department, an end-of-the-year report (April, 1991), a "Plan for the Psychology Department," various leaflets describing undergraduate and graduate academic programs in psychology.


IV. Container list:

Box     Title

13        Dept. of Psychology, 1988-

            History, 1990-

            Academic programs

            Events, 1992-

            Faculty, 1999


V. Administrative Information

Acquisition Information: Transfer, Dept. of Psychology, 2001 Sep. 20

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research

Processed by: Sister Arnold Benedetto, O.P., revised by Ximena Valdivia, 2012

Preferred Citation: Records of the Department of Psychology, Barry University Archives and Special Collections, Miami Shores, Florida

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