About the Department

 

What is Psychology?

Courses in the Psychology Department address fundamental questions about human nature such as: What are the basic laws of human behavior? How do people use information? What motivates people to do what they do? How do people develop and change? How do families, organization, and communities influence people?

Our courses also train students to use scientific methods to determine the validity of answers to questions like the ones listed above. Other courses examine possibilities for applying psychological science to solve human problems. 

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Academic Atmosphere

Our faculty is genuinely committed to teaching. We promote an atmosphere of collegiality among faculty, students, and support staff. We expect excellence from our students and encourage them to develop to their full potential by going beyond coursework to participate in research and community service.