Department of Psychology
College of Arts & Sciences
296 Eberhart Building
Stuart Marcovitch, Professor and Head of Department
Professors Guttentag, Johnston, Kane, Keane, Michel, Nelson-Gray, Shelton, Silvia, Touron
Associate Professors Boseovski, Delaney, Eddington, Levine, Mendez Smith, Stein
Assistant Professors Baker, Pathman, Vrshek-Schallhorn, Wahlheim, Wisco, Zell
Lecturers Estle, Gallagher, Ladrow
The Department of Psychology approaches its subject matter as a scientific discipline with emphasis placed on understanding behavior and cognition through experimentation and observation.
We offer broad training in psychology that can prepare students for the working world and graduate training in most major branches of psychology. We offer specialized training in the major areas of psychology, including clinical psychology, cognitive psychology, social psychology, personality psychology, developmental psychology, biological psychology, and quantitative and research skills.
The objectives of the curriculum are:
- To provide an understanding of the use of scientific methodology in psychological research at both intermediate and advanced levels. This understanding will include a familiarity with the design of observational, survey, and experimental studies; principles of inference from scientific data; the logic of statistical testing; and the use of scientific literature.
- To provide basic knowledge in primary areas of the discipline through an array of required intermediate-level core courses;
- To develop depth of understanding in areas of the discipline specific to students’ individual interests;
- To ensure that students can write clearly and effectively in an appropriate professional style.
In addition to the B.A. and B.S. programs for undergraduates, the department has a Ph.D. program and a terminal M.A. program for graduate students.
Students who wish to seek teacher licensure should see School of Education Licensure Programs as well as below. Such persons should contact the departmental Director of Undergraduate Studies as early as possible.