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Psychology

From the personal to the global, the biggest challenges need psychology to solve them.

Humans sit at the intersection of molecules, biology, our social environments, and broader cultures. As a psychology major, you work closely with peers and professors to learn how these systems interact to help explain human behavior. Starting in your first course, you will learn to think and communicate like a psychological scientist, and you will design and conduct research throughout our hands-on and lab-based curriculum. Because psychology is naturally interdisciplinary, you will solve problems that intersect across traditional disciplinary bounds. Finally, you will learn to give psychology away to help solve those challenges both locally and globally.

Studying psychology, you learn how to read texts closely, design and conduct laboratory research and use related technology, and analyze and interpret statistics. In courses you investigate the natural science and principles of behavior and learn how to ethically apply them to alleviate suffering. You can also participate in the Psychology Student Seminar Series, independent study, and internships. Majors can go on to graduate studies or careers in teaching, scientific research, clinical work, medicine, law, and more.

Department News

left to right: Sam Rueter, Will Telingator and Zeke Miller

Samuel Rueter Awarded the 2021 Psychology Excellence Prize

The Grinnell College Department of Psychology faculty named Samuel Rueter ’21 the recipient of the 2021 Psychology Excellence Prize.

Beisner and Magnett Named Truman Scholars

Truman Scholars demonstrate outstanding leadership potential, a commitment to a career in government or the nonprofit sector, and academic excellence.
Ben Nguyen ’19 and Ridhika Agrawal ’20 working together at a computer

Students Co-Author Paper During Summer Internship and Get Published

A summer internship helped psychology major Ben Nguyen ’19 and math and economics double major Ridhika Agrawal ’20 earn co-author status on a recently published paper.

Department Information

Phone
641-269-3172
Fax
641-269-4984

Noyce Science Center
1116 Eighth Ave
Grinnell, IA 50112
United States

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