In fall 2013, IIT College of Psychology will combine with the Departments of Humanities and Social Sciences to become IIT Lewis College of Human Sciences. The programs of this new college explore and explain the world--both the real and virtual--during a time of rapidly changing technology, and our students and faculty work at the nexus of knowledge, methods for discovery, human thought, innovation, creativity, and action.
Education at the Nexus of Knowledge, Thought, and Action
IIT Lewis College of Human Sciences (effective Fall 2013; formerly College of Psychology) is located in Chicago. The college challenges graduate students to think deeply to understand our complex world through a technology-focused education that emphasizes the free spirit and broad perspectives traditionally reserved for the liberal arts. As one of eight colleges within a science- and technology-focused university, Lewis College is uniquely positioned to teach you to address compelling human problems within the context of these disciplines.
A Focus on Science and Technology
Our graduate programs offer you dynamic research and relevant educational experiences that allow you to apply what you have learned for the betterment of society.
In Lewis College, you will hone your expertise within a specific discipline through research focused on applied experiences. With a background in scientific thinking—rooted in an understanding of evidence-based intervention, practice, and education—you become what today’s employers are seeking: a smart problem solver. And when you know how to apply what you have learned to real-world situations, you are not only much more marketable, you also increase your ability to make an impact.
At IIT, you have the advantage of studying alongside engineers, architects, lawyers, scientists, and business people, broadening your worldview and interdisciplinary skills.
Nationally and Internationally Recognized Faculty
Lewis College faculty is dedicated to bridging the gap between theory and application, and ideas and action. Many have worked in private practice as well as within public fields and have ties to hundreds of organizations within Chicago and the world. They are working on topics that have local, national, and global significance:
- Interventions that leverage technology to promote healthier choices (e.g., physical activity, healthy eating, etc.) (Arlen Moller)
- Social media and networks; tools for online discussions and joining virtual organizations (Libby Hemphill)
- How technology effects human development, economic growth, and socio-cultural factors in developing countries such as Macedonia, Senegal, Haiti, and Sri Lanka (Laura Hosman)
- The relationship between an individual’s health outcomes and psychological factors, such as depressive symptoms, anxiety, illness cognitions, and treatment motivation (Eric Houston)
- People’s expectations and reactions to rehabilitation engineering and implant technology; preparing for the first human trial of an intracortical visual prosthesis (Frank Lane)
- Statistics and measurement, employee recruitment, and organizational safety and health; the role of emotions in learning, with applications to automated tutoring systems (Ronald Landis)
- Science and technology policy, international relations, the global political economy, and comparative politics; policy and relations in Korea and Taiwan (Matthew Shapiro)
Learn more about the College of Human Sciences.
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