Psychological Science

The primary goal of the Department of Psychological Science is to foster in students an understanding and appreciation of the scientific approach to describing and explaining behavior and mental processes. To this end, faculty members strive to provide opportunities for students to challenge generalizations, engage in objective thinking and observation, and employ the research methods necessary to establish a more complete understanding of mind and behavior.

Throughout the program students are introduced to theoretical explanations and the associated empirical evidence and research methods employed to establish and evaluate them.

We expect that the knowledge and skills that students develop will serve them well as they consider their responsibilities to society and their role in the world.