The concentration offers an array of course options, including study in quantitative methods, laboratory techniques, and seminars on specialized topics. Students take upper-level courses in the field's major sub-disciplines, including perception and cognition, behavioral neuroscience, and social psychology. The concentration in Psychology prepares students for careers in clinical psychology, business, policy-related research positions, law, and education.
Psychology encompasses a range of phenomena and levels of analysis in pursuit of three goals: to deepen understanding of cognitive and neural mechanisms of sensation, perception, learning, and emotion; to probe the biological and evolutionary foundations of animal behavior; and to clarify the social perception and assessment of individuals and groups.
Students in this concentration will:
- Develop a foundation in the science of perception and cognition, as well as social, comparative, and developmental psychology
- Acquire expertise in at least one of the core areas of psychology
- Learn to formulate a scientific question
- Apply quantitative and other research methods
- Produce a piece of original research
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Psychology alumni often begin their careers as research assistants, clinical interns, or in business administration. Most pursue graduate or medical training or policy-related or science research positions.
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