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The psychology major at W&L emphasizes the scientific aspect of psychology. This means that in addition to the various content courses, students are encouraged to understand and "do" psychology by becoming involved in research. Many courses require students to design and run their own experiments, and students are encouraged to work with faculty members on their research, both during the school year and in the summer. This makes the program at W&L different from many larger schools, where research is only done by graduate students.
All psychology majors will write a research proposal for a senior thesis, and those taking the B.S. degree will actually collect and analyze data for their thesis. The opportunity to investigate psychological questions in the laboratory is a particular strength of the W&L program.
-- Dr. Robert Stewart, Department Head
- Renata Carlson and Taylor Maxey Joining JET Program in Japan
W&L seniors Renata Carlson and Taylor Maxey have accepted the offer from the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program to work as assistant language teachers (ALT) in Japan.
- Charlotte Collins Awarded the G. Holbrook Barber Scholarship Award
Charlotte Collins, from Dallas, Texas, a member of the Class of 2014 at Washington and Lee University, has been awarded the G. Holbrook Barber Scholarship Award.
- Announcing the Winners of the New Yorker Caption Contest
The results are in and, as Bob Mankoff, cartoon editor of the New Yorker, made clear, the results are final. Marthe Honts '97 won the special New Yorker/W&L cartoon caption contest.
- Georgia Tech Psychology Professor Addresses Aging at W&L
Anderson Smith, Regents Professor of Psychology Emeritus at Georgia Institute of Technology, will lecture on memory and aging on Tuesday, May 7, at 5 p.m. at Washington and Lee.
- New Yorker Cartoon Editor to Speak at W&L
Bob Mankoff, cartoonist and cartoon editor of The New Yorker magazine, will give a talk at Washington and Lee University, on Thursday, May 9, at 5 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater in Elrod Commons