Class of 2018: Dexter McNabb

Dexter in a Gondola in Venice

Dexter from Westerville, Ohio, chose Psychology as a major because he has always been interested in exactly why people behave certain ways and the mechanics behind their behavior.

Dexter participated in the Psychology and Culture in Europe trip. When Dexter was asked to describe his education abroad trip to Rome, Venice, and London, he said that traveling abroad was the greatest experience of his life. The most unforgettable experience to him was learning to row a gondola in the canals of Venice, Italy. He also visited the island of San Servolo which held an old insane asylum that had been turned into a museum and college. Seeing the stark contrast of how mental health patients were treated in the past to the current treatment allowed him to have a greater appreciation for the progress that has been made and the contribution of psychology in this progress. He does regret taking a 4-hr nap in Venice, realizing all of the cool things he could have done instead of napping.

After graduation, Dexter plans to attend graduate school for School Psychology.