Psychology as an Elective


Arianne Cendon-Ruisanchez, Editor

Immaculata-La Salle is offering Psychology I/II as an elective course for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year.

There are plenty of great reasons to learn about psychology, even if you don’t plan to become a psychology major or work in a psychology-related profession.

Social studies department head Ms. De la Guardia believes that the course is beneficial to all students.

“Students don’t necessarily have to pursue a career in psychology to take the class. If they’re interested in going into business or law, knowing how people work can help tremendously. The fact that Mr. Schultz makes the class super interesting many makes students want to take the class,” said Ms. D.

Junior Mary Katherine is currently enrolled in Psychology I/II and is having a great experience.

“I enjoy psychology because I find everything we learn very interesting. I have always been interested in the topic so I am happy to expand my knowledge in that area,” said Stewart. “My favorite part is collaborating with other students in group projects. It marked the topics we are learning easier to understand and fun.”

Mr. Schultz has been teaching the class for seven years! He tries to make the class as hands-on as possible so students remember what they learn.

Junior Emma Callaghan enjoys the class a lot and recommends for other students to choose this elective next year.

“I would definitely recommend this class to anyone who wants to learn more about our minds and they way we think,” said Callaghan. “I really enjoy learning about things that we don’t always notice that have a very significant role in our everyday life.”

In Psychology I/II, you find yourself gaining a deeper understanding of the many influences that have impacted your own life. There are various topics covered, such as dreaming, coping mechanisms, different personalities, and many, many, more.

It’s also very entertaining to learn about human mind and behavior. So, in the words of Mr. Schultz, lets have fun!