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2022 BYU Psychology Graduate Profiles

Meet some the Psychology department's graduating students
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Cultivating feelings of indebtedness to God results in increased happiness, desire to serve others

BYU research found that beyond increasing overall happiness and well-being, indebtedness to God is related to increased religious involvement, spirituality, attachment to God and pro-social behavior.
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Is Social Disconnection Comparable to Smoking? | Julianne Holt-Lunstad | TEDxBYU

Dr. Holt-Lunstad's new TEDx explains the need we all have for meaningful relationships.
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Graduate Programs

Thinking about graduate studies in psychology? We offer top-notch doctoral programs in psychology and in clinical psychology.
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2022 Psychology Valedictorian: Reilly O’Coyle Reid

April 04, 2022 12:35 PM
Reilly O’Coyle Reid, a psychology major with a minor in business, is from Henderson, Nevada. The oldest of four girls, Reilly is grateful for her loving parents and the special relationship she has with her sisters. During her time at BYU, Reilly has come to appreciate the vast educational opportunities available at this university, and is always searching for the chance to research and teach. She began her undergraduate education as a business major and enjoyed learning about finance, economics and accounting. Reilly later discovered that studying psychology would fulfill her passion of helping individuals, families and couples heal. Her research emphasis has been clinical psychology and mental health services. She is inspired by studying psychology subject matter and is thrilled to continue her education in BYU’s Marriage and Family Therapy master’s program in August. Reilly is grateful for her professors, classmates, friends and family that have supported her as she has completed her bachelor’s degree.
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Department

Want to get to know the members of our department or get some information about research areas? You've come to the right place.
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Dr. Luke and Dr. Birmingham and Dr. Steven Luke
Relationship benefits can be seen in your eyes

New research from Dr. Wendy Birmingham and Dr. Steven Luke suggests that the presence of a spouse helps people calm down sooner and focus on the task at hand.
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