Social Sciences Topics

Take a deep dive into the criminal justice system, investigate the human mind, and explore social structures

Penn State Schuylkill's faculty members have experience working internationally as well as domestically, and social sciences topics experts harness those experiences to offer students a comprehensive overview of human and societal development. The bureau's social sciences faculty include S. Hakan Can (criminal justice), Ronald Kelly (criminal justice), Anne Mercuri (human development and family studies), Cory Scherer (psychology), and Jessica Saalfield (psychology).

Social sciences topics include:

  • Adolescent development
    • Dating violence
    • Eating disorders
    • Effect of divorce on adolescents
  • Mental health and depression
  • Aging in the U.S.
  • America‚Äôs obesity epidemic
  • Behavioral neuroscience
  • Courts
  • Crime theory
  • Criminal justice issues
  • Criminal mind: Psychology and criminology
  • Domestic violence
  • Drugs and crime
  • Ethics in the helping professions (counseling, teaching, nursing, etc.)
  • Evolutionary psychology
  • International law enforcement
  • Juvenile delinquency
  • Personality theory
  • Policing
  • Positive psychology
  • Psychology including evolutionary psychology, positive psychology, psychology of attraction
  • Social influence
    • Conformity
    • Group influence
    • Obedience
  • Social problems in the U.S. such as addiction, education, environment, healthcare, and poverty
  • Terrorism
  • Use of data in criminology and criminal justice

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