Carly S. Bock

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Psychology
Class of 2021

What research are you doing at Scranton?

I was selected to participate in the Psychology Research IMmersion Experience (PRIME), where my mentor, Dr. Nolan, and I are performing a study on social influence. We are comparing the effectiveness of several compliance techniques when requesting to check tire pressure. In addition to that field experiment, I am collaborating on a content analysis of pro-environmental behavior. This research reviews the literature on pro-environmental behavior and categorizes how it is measured.

Why did you choose Scranton? 

I chose the University of Scranton because of its tight-knit community. As a medium-sized university, Scranton’s small class sizes enable individual relationships with professors and student friendships. I also chose Scranton because of the countless opportunities to get involved in the community, on and off campus.

What do you like about the psychology major? 

I love that I can explore and pursue my own career interests, in addition to knowledge in the foundations of psychology. The psychology major offers a wide variety of electives that allow me to tailor my education. Also, the psychology major has given me the opportunity to work as a teaching assistant and collaborate with faculty on research projects.

What are your extracurricular activities?

I am involved as a Teaching Assistant (TA) for the Psychology Department and as a volunteer at the St. Francis of Assisi Food Kitchen.

How has the psychology program prepared you for the real world?

I am prepared for the real world because of individual mentoring from faculty and hands-on experience as a research assistant and a TA. The psychology program also prepares us through the Career Development Seminar.