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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

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The Psychology of Humor

Humor, once thought a silly topic for research, is now widely studied and presented as a special topics course by Janet M. Gibson, professor of psychology.
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.
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Motion-Capture for the Liberal Arts — and Beyond

Technology meets accessibility in Motion Capture of Human Movement, an innovative new psychology seminar taught by Damian Kelty-Stephen.

Department Information

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United States

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