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Department of Psychology

The study of the mind can be applied in almost limitless ways, making the psychology major applicable to an enormous variety of fields and disciplines. At Albright College, you take both theoretical and applied courses that convey essential knowledge as well as laboratory skills, preparing you for a multitude of careers.

Albright’s Department of Psychology offers comprehensive programs in psychology and psychobiology. In addition, you may create a variety of combined majors, combining psychology with elementary education, special education, Spanish, criminology, philosophy or political science. You can also complete a special program in evolutionary studies or specialize in a child psychology track within the psychology major.

All psychology students complete independent research, learn computer technology skills, and receive personalized mentoring by faculty members. Junior- and senior-level independent research, fieldwork internships, service learning and seminars are highly valued components of the psychology undergraduate experience. You’ll work closely with your adviser to select courses that complement your major interests and career goals.

News

The Psychology Department welcomes our newest faculty member, Dr. Bridget Hearon

Ellie Herman ’15 and Dr. Seidman presented Ellie’s senior thesis research at the annual conference of the Association for Psychological Science in NYC on May 22.

Congratulations to Dr. Couchman, the 2015 winner of the Laughlin Research Award for Faculty Scholarship!

Josh Ehlinger '15 presented his senior thesis research at the International Convention of Psychological Science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Albright College Study Finds that Rosy Views of Your Partner's Traits Not Always Beneficial (click here to listen to a podcast)

Monkeys Know What They’re Doing - article on Wired.com featuring Dr. Couchman's research

What Happens When Men Try to Sound Sexy - Dr. Hughes featured on Time.com