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 Caitlin Shneider '16
I spent this past summer as an intern with the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience (INECO) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Working closely with the Experimental Psychology and Neuroscience Lab, I worked on PhD research to study the deficits in social cognition in Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Asperger's Syndrome in children. This was an incredible experience for me to better understand the process of conducting clinical neuropsychological research, and to potentially help me develop some of the necessary skills to be successful in the field.