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.

Sample Courses

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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: Abbey Brown '20

Abbey Brown '20

Majors: Anthropology and Psychology

“Associate Professor of Psychology Julie Kingery welcomed me into the Psychology Department as a transfer student and continues to support me. I have always been fascinated by human behavior and the factors that contribute to it and my academic path now focuses on psychological anthropology.”

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

Associated Press Features Kaenzig’s Scholarship on Introverts and Extroverts

Thu, 02 Apr 2020

Kaenzig_1William Smith Dean Lisa Kaenzig P’22, an expert on topics in pedagogy and introversion, was interviewed in an article by the Associated Press. The article, titled, “Extroverts (And Introverts, Too)…

Herold ’10 Establishes Patti + Ricky, a Functional Fashion Company

Thu, 02 Apr 2020

patti-and-ricky1-duWhen Alexandra Connell Herold ’10 thinks back on her time at HWS, she fondly recalls a community that ultimately led to her business helping people. Featured in more than 60…

Scott ’67 on Improving Workplace Communication Skills in a Crisis

Wed, 01 Apr 2020

covid-19-pandemic-ScottSusan Scott ’67, CEO and founder of global leadership development and training company Fierce, Inc., has spent the past 19 years teaching people around the world how to use “fierce…

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