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Department Chairperson:
Michael E. Tirrell
Office: Shields Science Center 203
Phone: 508-565-1210

L. Craton
J. Hurley
B. Klentz
J. McCoy
J. Nash
E. O’Hea
C. Poirier (Sabbatical, Spring 2018)

Associate Professor:
M. Tirrell

Assistant Professors:
R. Babcock Fenerci
N. Capezza
J. Cooper
Director of Psychology Internships:
S. Turner

The Department of Psychology offers a major in Psychology.

Departmental Mission

The Psychology Department seeks to establish in students a strong foundation in the discipline. Emphasis is placed on examining and experiencing the research that has contributed to the current understanding of human behavior, mental processes, and emotional experience. In addition to learning basic principles in the core courses, Psychology students become fully involved in the science by designing and conducting research, analyzing data, and presenting findings. Furthermore, students are given the opportunity to pursue individual interests through elective courses. Together, the core courses and the electives prepare students for graduate work and for a variety of career paths. Finally, the department promotes student application of psychological principles for personal enrichment and for meaningful community service.

Learning Outcomes

Majors in Psychology will:

  1. acquire knowledge of basic psychological perspectives: psychoanalytic, behavioral, cognitive, humanistic, socio-cultural, neuroscientific, evolutionary, etc.
  2. demonstrate an ability to design research and conduct appropriate tests of hypotheses.




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