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Psychology

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.

DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

PSYC MAJORS MEETINGS, AY 2015

Cultural Immersion Abroad and Domestic
Feb. 3rd (Tues.), 12:00 - 1:00 pm, Judd 116

Psychology Majors and Prospective Majors, bring your questions and concerns.

Office of International Studies - Gail Winter, Assistant Director
Office of Community Partnerships - Catherine Lechowicz, Director
Chair of the Psychology Department - Andrea Patalano
Cultural Immersion Information: http://www.wesleyan.edu/psyc/about/major_guides.html
(Pizza will be provided.)

SPRING COLLOQUIUM SERIES

Feb. 10 - Dr. William Arsenio, Yeshiva University, "Adolescents' conceptions of societal and economic justice: Why it matters"
Feb. 19 - Dr. Avram Holmes, Yale University, "Amygdala-medial prefontal circuit anatomy predicts negative affect, social functioning, and depression risk"
April 7 - Dr. Elizabeth Kensinger, Boston College, "How emotional valence and arousal affect episodic memory"