In the Department of Psychology at Amherst College, we employ a diverse range of methodologies in our pursuit of a better understanding of human behavior and experience. While practicality demands that any particular study focus on but a few variables, we realize that real behaviors result from a complex web of interacting influences. Studies of physiological, developmental, social, personality, cognitive, abnormal, and cross-cultural psychology all contribute to our overall understanding. As such we emphasize an interdisciplinary approach, exposing our students and ourselves to a wide variety of topic areas.
This site provides information about the Psychology major, including the courses offered by the department, major requirements, and information about faculty members in the Department. The resources page provides a listing of psychology resources available in the departmental office and on the internet.