Psychological Science

Psychological Science provides students with a broad introduction to the study of behavior and its underlying processes with an emphasis on psychology as an experimental science.

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Intro to Child Psychology
This course provides an overview of the major theories that guide the study of child development, as well as the normative physical, cognitive, social, and emotional changes that take place from infancy through late childhood. This course also considers contextual influences (e.g., the family, peers, schools, culture, the media) on development and several key themes (e.g., how children shape their own development, individual differences, the use of research findings to promote children's well-being).

Student Profile: Kathryn Oswald '20

Kathryn Oswald '20

Major: Psychology
Minor: Biology

“The Psychological Science Department's classes bring current mental health conversations to the forefront, as well as cover behavioral and mental processes that can be applied in the real world or in scientific practices. I'm thankful for the breadth of topics and depth of examination that the program provides and the relationships I’ve built with thoughtful and engaging professors.”

Meet Our Faculty

The Psychological Science faculty have scholarly interests as diverse as the subject itself. From cultural influences on social development to political psychology, mindfulness and psychological wellbeing to discourse processing and creation of false memories, at HWS you will gain exciting new knowledge from experts in the discipline. Scroll below to meet our team of innovators, scholars and above all, dedicated teachers.

Psychological Science News

Le ’20 Published in Journal of Genetic Psychology

Tue, 17 Nov 2020

Khanh Le DUKhanh “Kristen” Le ’20 has had her Honors project in psychological science accepted for publication in The Journal of Genetic Psychology, an academic journal dedicated to research and theory in…

Ashdown, Talmage and Dixe ’21 Publish in International Journal of Community Well-Being

Fri, 13 Nov 2020

Ashdown Dixe TalmageAssociate Professor of Psychological Science Brien Ashdown, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies Craig Talmage and Alessa Dixe ’21 have published an article in the International Journal of Community Well-Being. “The…

Finger Lakes Goods Internships

Tue, 10 Nov 2020

FLX Goods Interns. KColton-118Maura McNamara ’22 and Emma Nedeau ’22 are interning this semester at Finger Lakes Goods, a new Geneva-based business owned by HWS alum Jim Cecere ’91 that sells natural goods…

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