Behaviors result from a complex web of interacting influences. Our department takes an interdisciplinary approach, exposing students to the various approaches to psychological research that reveal these complex influences.
Major Explorations: Psychology
Catherine Sanderson, Poler Family Professor in Psychology and Chair of Psychology provides an overview of the psychology department, including some of the courses students can enroll in and careers that a psychology major can pursue.
Statistics and Experimental Design
Learn how to form testable hypotheses, select and implement appropriate procedures, statistically describe and analyze experimental data and interpret results.
Intergroup Dialogue on Race
Through scholarly readings, discussions and collaborations, link personal experiences with race to a socio-historical understanding of individual, institutional and structural discrimination.
Development of Non-Verbal Communication
Examine how infants learn to communicate through gestures, body language, and preverbal vocalizations, and how nonverbal communication develops through childhood and adulthood.
The Department of Psychology provides numerous laboratories for studying many aspects of psychology—from physiological psychology and behavioral neuroscience to cognitive psychology, and much more.