Psychology is the scientific study of behavior, mind, and brain. We seek to understand how people think and act, both as individuals and in groups. The department has 15 faculty providing expertise in six subareas of study: cognitive, cultural, developmental, social, psychopathology, and neuroscience. Features of the major include foundational courses, training in statistics and research methods, a cultural immersion experience, small advanced seminars, and opportunities to conduct original research.
Oct. 31 - Chaz Firestone, Johns Hopkins University, Yale University, Perception & Mind Laboratory, "Cognition does not affect perception"
Study Abroad, Community Service Opportunities, and the Psychology Major (all welcome)
Nov. 7th (Mon.), 12:20 - 1:10 pm, Judd 116
Psychology Majors and Prospective Majors, bring your questions and concerns.
Representatives from the Study Abroad Office and the Center for Community Partnerships as well as the department chair will be on hand to provide information about opportunities for meeting the cultural immersion requirement for psyc majors '17 & '18 through semester study abroad or through participation in the community at home. Prospective majors are welcome to learn more about these elective opportunities. The chair will be available before and after the meeting to sign forms (e.g., study abroad, transfer credits).
Office of Study Abroad - Emily Gorlewski, Associate Director of Study Abroad
Center for Community Partnerships - Catherine Lechowicz, Director
Psychology Department - Matt Kurtz, Chair
Cultural Immersion Information (applies only to Psyc Majors '17 and '18): http://www.wesleyan.edu/psyc/about/major_guides.html
(Pizza will be provided.)
The goal of the department peer advisor (DPA) program is to provide additional peer advising support to pre-major students and to answer questions about specific requirements for the psychology department. Click on the link above for more information.