The Department of Psychology seeks to develop students' knowledge, interests, and abilities in relation to the science and practice of psychology, and to facilitate students' understanding of psychology from multiple perspectives. As active participants in the study of behavior and mental processes, our students learn to think critically, reason scientifically, exercise ethical responsibility, be cognizant of diversity, and speak and write in the discourse of the discipline. Students accomplish these aims through extensive research training, internship opportunities, caring academic advising, and career/professional development throughout the major. With this foundation, our students become better prepared to develop their potential for lifelong learning.
As a student, I loved the passion each of my professors had for their research interests. I appreciated the approachability of each professor and the mentorship I received from my advisor. The research based approach of the Department is something I still value greatly as I feel it truly prepared me for my graduate studies and career. Today, I am continuously impressed by the efforts of the Psychology Department to maintain relationships with alumni and to continue to foster professional development opportunities in the field of psychology.
-- Mary-Elizabeth Wren, H.S. Psychology teacher, Class of 2005
The Department of Psychology is located in Howard Hall (HH 100). The Office is open 8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Mondays to Fridays.Our telephone number is 732-571-3447. Our fax number is 732-263-5159.