Department of Psychology and Education

Studying fish behavior in psychology professor Karen Hollis’s lab.

The Department of Psychology and Education offers programs in:

Courses offered by the department cover extensive territory. Developmental psychology includes the study of children, adolescents, and life-span issues. Social psychology examines such issues as the psychology of racism, the psychology of women, and the effects of social influence on families and individuals.

Personality and abnormal psychology deals with theories of personality, concepts of abnormality, psychoanalytic psychology, and the history of psychoanalysis. The study of perception and cognition examines how humans learn, think, remember, see, and hear, while the study of the biological bases of behavior looks at comparative animal behavior, behavior neuroscience, and sensory psychology.