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 Michelle Rainaldi '14
I am interning at the Amazing Kids Club in Hanover, PA, which is an autism day-treatment program run by Adams Hanover Counseling Services. In the summer, it provides therapy for children ages 2-20 with diagnoses on the Autism Spectrum. As an intern, I am in a different classroom every week, helping the staff to administer therapy daily with the children. This therapy can be anywhere from discussing how to deal with certain emotions to teaching the children emotional self-regulation and how to relax themselves by looking at certain color lights.