Publications

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Philosopher Isabelle Peretz To Speak on “The Nature of Music from a Biological Perspective” at Amherst College Feb. 22

February 5, 2007 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417

Amherst College Psychology Professor Catherine Sanderson Authors "Slow and Steady Parenting"

March 13, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—Amherst College Associate Professor of Psychology Catherine Sanderson has authored a new book, Slow and Steady Parenting: Active Childraising for the Long Haul, from Birth to Age 3 (M. Evans, 2005, 166 pp.).

New York Times: Psychology Professor Sanderson Stresses Teaching

Submitted by Paul S. Statt

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Research Opportunities

Departmental Honors Research. A limited number of majors will engage in honors research under the direction of a faculty member during their senior year. Honors research involves credit for three courses (usually one course credit during the fall and two credits during the spring semester) and culminates in a thesis. The thesis usually involves both a review of the previous literature pertinent to the selected area of inquiry and a report of the methods and results of a study conducted by the student.

Major in Psychology

Honors Program in Psychology

The honors program in Psychology offers students the opportunity to work independently and in depth on a project during the senior year. These projects usually involve 3 course credits, one in the fall semester and two in the spring. Most theses are empirical; however, there is also an option to write a "theoretical" thesis (a conceptual survey of empirical and/or theoretical work) or a "practical" thesis.

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Facilities

Physiological Psychology/Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory. The physiological psychology / behavioral neuroscience labs at Amherst use a variety of approaches to investigate brain-behavior relationships. We can perform stereotaxic surgery, high pressure liquid chromotography, electrophysiology, and immunohistochemistry.

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