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Psychology student Joshua Gump

Josh Gump, a sophomore psychology major at Penn State New Kensington, recently presented findings of a research study exploring right-wing authoritarianism, religious fundamentalism, and social dominance at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association.  Co-authored with Drs. Harnish and Bridges, results revealed that those who scored high in right-wing authoritarianism (obedience to authority) and religious fundamentalism (belief in an inerrant truth about God) also scored high in social dominance (the motivation to keep minority groups from rising within a social hierarchy).

Penn State New Kensington offers both a bachelor of arts and a bachelor of science in psychology.

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

The bachelor of science in psychology degree program will prepare you for future careers in clinical, cognitive, developmental, health, industrial/organizational or social psychology. 
B.S. Psychology Degree Information

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

The bachelor of arts in psychology degree program combines the knowledge, skills and values of psychology with a thorough liberal arts foundation.
B.A. Psychology Degree Information 


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