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.
As a student interested in clinical mental health counseling, Emily Hall ’15, a psychology and sociology double major, knew it would be challenging as an undergraduate to find an internship where she could observe interactions between a therapist and a client.
When she found out about an internship opportunity at The Center at the Psychiatric Institute of Washington in the Post-Traumatic Disorders Program located in Washington, D.C., she jumped at the chance.