The Doctoral Psychology Program at Northcentral University is a non-clinical program. So what does that actually mean?

The Doctoral Psychology Program at Northcentral University is a non-clinical program. So what does that actually mean?

Fight Mental Illness Stigma for Mental Illness Awareness Week

Mental illness is a problem faced by millions of Americans. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, an agency with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 19.1% of U.S. adults experienced mental illness in 2018. This adds up to 47.6 million people, or 1 in 5 adults.

An NCU Alum's Career in Human Resource Management

Earning your degree and transitioning into a full-time career is something that NCU strives to accomplish for all of its students. No matter what area of study you choose to follow, you can rest assured that you're receiving a quality education that not only accommodates your schedule, but prepares you for success in the professional world. 

What Is a Master of Science in Educational Psychology and Is It Worth It?

What can a master of science in educational psychology do for you? In this article, we explain what it is and the career options available to you upon graduation.

Tips on Adopting a Healthier Lifestyle

Not feeling great? You’re not alone. Everyone has their own set of excuses about why they don’t exercise. “I’m too tired…I feel okay, I don’t need to exercise…I don’t have time to work out.” The list is just as long when it comes to healthier eating. “Eating healthy costs too much…the junk food is for my kids…being heavy runs in my family.” These excuses and more merely set you up for failure. And when you make excuses, you let those situations win. It’s your life to live. Take control.

Gerontology: Working with the Elderly and Their Families’ Psychological Needs

In 2015, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 40.4 million unpaid caregivers provided care to U.S. adults aged 65 and above. Not surprisingly, 90% of this caregiving population cared for an aging relative - their parents, in most cases. 

More than half of the surveyed caregivers, 61%, were employed, and of the employed, approximately 50% worked full-time. The statistics also showed that 88% found caring for an aging parent rewarding, while 32% found it stressful.

Gender Diversity in Today’s Classroom and Workplace

Gender diversity in the classroom, as well as gender diversity in the workplace, can play a role in our lives.

Emerging Trends in Psychology

Psychology is dedicated to improving the human condition by a deep understanding of how the mind works through research and practice. So, it makes sense that as our society grows and evolves, the psychology field needs to change and adapt. With mental illness constituting 7.4 percent of the world’s measurable burden of disease, it’s more important than ever to look at new and emerging trends in psychology.

NCU August Back to School Scholarship Recipient: Kessiah Young

Kessiah Young researched doctoral programs for three years, and talked with nearly 12 universities, but none were a good fit. That all changed when Young spoke with Mary Patterson, an executive enrollment specialist at NCU.

“Mary had a certain gift for connecting with me and was genuinely interested in my background, interests, and motives for pursuing a PhD. This allowed her to make the appropriate recommendations,” said Young. “This is definitely a community of which I wanted to be a member. I am ecstatic that I now belong!”

NCU Bright Future Scholarship Recipient: Rachel Meier

Researching Emotional Intelligence to Enhance the Human Experience

Rachel Meier is a champion of human emotions. As a mental health therapist and Psychology instructor at  Southeast Community College, Meier immerses herself in the beauty and complexity of the human mind, heart and spirit on a daily basis. 


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