The department also offers a wide selection of research and fieldwork opportunities, including a special Honors Research Program.
Camp Psych: A week-long camp experience focused on psychological science.
Psychology Prof. Richard Russell had no idea what to study in college, let alone what to do with the rest of his life. After two years of indecision, he left Pomona College to work as a merchant seaman. Between visits to far-flung ports of call, he learned how to swab the decks, steer the ship, and tie a monkey's fist. He also read classic science texts and got hooked. When he got off the ship he returned to Pomona and finished with a degree in neuroscience, later completing a Ph.D. at MIT in cognitive science, focusing on visual perception.
by Kimberly Houston '15
I am interning as an Early Intervention Counselor at the Pediatric Development Center in Pittsfield, MA.
Each day I observe and partake in a variety of play-groups and individual sessions with children under 3 years of age. All of the children have different forms of motor, cognitive, and speech delays and diagnoses such as ASD, ADHD, and other behavior disorders. I use different sensory toys and games with the children to work on their delays and start preparing them for preschool.