Bliss's Thoughts on Texas State
Why Texas State
I chose Texas State because of the atmosphere and beautiful campus. San Marcos is my hometown, and even after living here for nine years I still wasn’t ready to leave.
The human mind is fascinating and there is always something new to learn.
After graduation I plan to earn a graduate degree in human factors psychology and work in human-computer interaction as a human factors psychologist.
How My Major Will Help Me Reach My Goals
Psychology teaches you how to understand the minds of others, and I would like to learn how to understand the minds of consumers to help create more user-friendly products.
My Favorite Professor Dr. Harvey Ginsburg
genuinely cares about how the material he teaches can benefit any student, whether they go on to pursue psychology or not. He has been a great professor because he has gone out of his way to do everything he possibly can to help me increase my likelihood of getting into a graduate program in psychology. Dr. Stewart Welsh
and Dr. Gregory Passty
are my favorite math professors because they want to do whatever it takes to make sure that students do as well as possible in their classes.
Best Studying Advice
Imagine what you think the professor will ask on the test as you are reading the material. And go to your professors’ office hours to get to know them and make sure you understand the material.
Honors and Awards
Terry Foundation Scholarship University Honors Program
Dean’s list fall 2005-2008 and spring 2006-2008
Outstanding Psychology Senior of 2009
In April 2009 I presented the findings of my study, “Food Perception Biases: Body Mass Index and Snacking Behaviors,” at the Southwestern Psychological Association Conference in San Antonio.
Best Campus Hangout
Sewell Park because it’s gorgeous, or the rec center because there’s so much to do there.
Best Campus Dining Hall
Commons because there are a million things to choose from and I love the dessert.
What I Like Most about Texas State
I love the environment and the feel of being outdoors, especially on the older parts of campus.