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 18 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

Declaring the Psychology Major, Class of 2021

February 6 to March 8 sophomores requesting to declare the psychology major through WesPortal will receive this Registrar's email with important instructions that must be followed.

Department Peer Advisor Program

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. -->There are special pre-registration office hours.<-- CHECK FOR DATE CHANGES

Health Careers in Psychology Alumni Speaker Series

Are you interested in exploring and/or pursuing a career path in mental health-related fields?
Do you have plans to apply to graduate programs in clinical psychology? If so, come join us for an alumni speaker series focused on health careers in psychology.  Recent Wes Grads with varied experiences and career goals will video-conference in from around the country for a Q&A discussion on graduate study in clinical psychology. Professor Chuck Sanislow will moderate the discussion, along with Jacob Gonzalez from the Gordon Career Center. 
All meetings 12:15 – 1:15pm in Olson Commons - Gordon Career Center, Boger Hall. Food will be provided. Click on link to register.

Fall 2018
Health Careers in Psychology Alumni Speaker Series – Ellen Bartolini ‘11 (Sept. 24)
Health Careers in Psychology Alumni Speaker Series – Geneva Jonathan ‘15 (Oct. 15)
Health Careers in Psychology Alumni Speaker Series – Ema Tanovic ‘14 (Nov. 5)

Spring 2019
Health Careers in Psychology Alumni Speaker Series – Isaiah Sypher ‘13 (Feb. 4)
Health Careers in Psychology Alumni Speaker Series – Ben Swerdlow ‘13 (March 4)
Health Careers in Psychology Alumni Speaker Series – Liz Weinstein ‘16 (April 1)

Colloquium Series

“Creating and Maintaining Meaning as Keys to Stress Resilience”
Crystal Park
University of Connecticut
March 28 (Thurs.), 12:20 - 1:20 pm, Judd Hall 116

PSYC Majors Meetings, AY 2019

Overview of the Psychology Major for First-Year Prospective Majors
April 1st (Mon.), 12:20-1:10 pm, Judd 116
The purpose of this meeting is to provide an overview of the major specifically to first year prospective majors.  Come and talk about the major with the department chair—bring all your questions—and better assess whether this major might be right for you.  The chair will be available before and after the meeting to sign any forms (e.g., study abroad, transfer credits). 
This is the last meeting of the year. Pizza will be provided.

Psychology Majors Manuals:
http://www.wesleyan.edu/psyc/about/psychman_post2019.pdf

Job Opening

One-year visiting faculty position at the assistant professor level in cognition/cognitive neuroscience