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

New Psychology Department Advising Coordinator: Prof. Sarah Carney

Starting spring 2023, Professor Sarah Carney is taking on a new role in our department as our new advising coordinator. What this means for you is that if you are planning on studying abroad, and/or have studied abroad and have questions or need approval to transfer credits towards your major here in psychology, she is your contact person. Prof. Carney can also help advise with credit transfer if you are a transfer student, or if you took psychology courses at another University or College on a per course basis and would like to have that credit transferred to your psychology major here at Wesleyan. She can be reached at, 860-685-4976, and her office hours are Wed 10:00-11:00AM, Judd Hall, rm. 316 and Thurs 7:30-8:30PM

Visiting Assistant Professor in Social Psychology

Accepting applications for a one-year visiting assistant professor in social psychology beginning Sept. 1, 2023.  Please click on the link for an application and who to contact for any inquiries.