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From health and medicine to persuasion through advertising to education and basic human understanding, psychology is a part of every aspect of life.

This study and understanding of human emotions, cognitions, actions and personalities explores behavior and its meaning. It can be applied in a clinical setting or be woven into the decision making process of how to market a product, how to deliver information, and how to structure an organization for optimal efficiency.

Lake Michigan College's Psychology transfer program is available for you to explore the multiple areas of human behavior. Choose from coursework in abnormal, human development and interpersonal psychology to start your educational journey in a fascinating field.

Career Information

According to LMC psychology instructor Dr. Denise Scameheorn, the field of psychology covers both research and practice. Because of this, psychologists can specialize in many different areas.

Some areas include:

  • Clinical psychology
  • Cognitive and perceptual psychology
  • Counseling psychology
  • Developmental psychology
  • Educational psychology
  • Experimental psychology
  • Forensic psychology
  • Industrial/organizational psychology
  • Rehabilitation psychology.. read more
Classroom Experience

"I want students to become critical consumers of research information. I want to equip students will the necessary skills to decipher credible from non-credible results and correlations," states Lake Michigan College psychology instructor and program coordinator, Dr. Denise Scameheorn. "Media outlets have the ability to make numbers work in favor of their opinions. My goal is to have my students question the statistics and do their own research into the topic they choose."

"I expect my students to read and write at the collegiate level," says Dr. Scameheorn. She believes being prepared for class is the first step to success. "It is important for students to walk into the classroom with the assigned reading completed. read more

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