• Odor Lab

    Students study human behavior through taste and smell research.

  • Celebration 2013

    A bird’s eye view of the Celebration ’13 poster sessions. Psychology majors showcase their capstone and independent research projects.

  • Celebration 2013

    Qian Wei ’13 explains the results of a Behavioral Neuroscience advanced lab project done in collaboration with Victoria Green ’13. The project is entitled, “The effects of isolation and quinpirole on social recognition in Sprague-Dawley rats.”

  • Celebration 2012

    Erin Tyrer ’12 collaborated with Erika Miller ’13 on this project. The project was designed to explore what affect isolation and agreeableness have on aggression. Erin is discussing the study with Dr. Kevin Wilson, Associate Professor of Psychology.

Psychology Studies Programs

The department offers a psychology major and a neuroscience minor. The curriculum includes:

  • 200 level courses
  • Advanced laboratory courses
  • Additional courses

The department also offers a wide selection of research and fieldwork opportunities, including a special Honors Research Program.

Find out more about our programs, explore the courses offered, and meet our faculty.

Camp Psych: A week-long camp experience focused on psychological science.

Prof. Richard Russell reveals a new sign of aging in perception research


Russell collaborated with researchers from CE.R.I.E.S., a department of Chanel Research & Technology dedicated to skin related issues and facial appearance. Read more

Summer Internship Experience

Kimberly Houston '15by 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.

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