Department of Social Sciences / Division of Humanities and Social Sciences

The psychology program is designed to encourage faculty and students to explore how mind and behavior are best understood from multiple interacting levels of analysis, including physiological mechanisms, individual psychological processes, and socio-cultural influences. Our faculty and students investigate the workings of the brain; the interactions of brain, mind, and behavior; the person in social context; the development of the person in various life stages from prenatal through death; the nature of cognition and language; variations of human suffering, and the myriad methods of treating that suffering. Students learn how the various perspectives and research methods of psychology illuminate human thought, emotions, and behavior.