Psychology
  • Why Go Into Psychology
  • Careers
  • Active Minds
  • Two Families Now
  • Why Should You Go Into Psychology?

    To study psychology is to make a difference in the world. Psychology touches on almost every aspect of the human experience from learning and memory to personality and mental disorders. You can find psychologists everywhere from the clinical psychologist helping someone cope with loss to the human factors psychologist working with NASA engineers to improve the interaction of humans and machines.

    For more information visit the American Psychological Association

  • Career Information

    All career information and statistics listed below are based off of the State of Oregon.


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  • Active Minds

    Active Minds is the leading nonprofit organization that empowers students to speak openly about mental health in order to educate others and encourage help-seeking. By developing and supporting chapters of a student-run mental health awareness, education, and advocacy group on campuses nationwide, the nonprofit organization works to increase students' awareness of mental health issues, provide information and resources regarding mental health and mental illness, encourage students to seek help as soon as it is needed, and serve as liaison between students and the mental health community. Get involved, and join Active Minds at LBCC! Or contact us via email activemindsatlbcc@gmail.com.

  • Two Families Now

    One way psychology benefits the population is in taking basic research and translating it into programs that can benefit people. One of our faculty, Laura Backen Jones, created a program for parents going through separation and divorce. Two Families Now was produced by Dr. Jones and IRIS Educational Media with funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to create an accessible online course for families experiencing separation and divorce. Two Families Now is used nationwide and is the only online parent education and family stabilization course listed on the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).