Psychology Department

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

News

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

W&L's Murdock Quoted on FUSION

Karla Murdock, Elmes Professor of Psychology, was quoted in a recent piece on the media site FUSION.

Frederick Prete

Friday, March 25, 2016

Professor Prete Will Lecture on Teaching Science and Math

Frederick Prete, associate editor of the International Journal of Comparative Psychology, will give a lecture on March 31 at 5 p.m. in Parmly Hall room 307 in the Science Center of Washington and Lee University.

Mazviita Chirimuuta

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Pittsburgh Professor to Speak on The Indecisive Murmur of Color

Mazviita Chirimuuta, assistant professor in history and philosophy of science at the University of Pittsburgh, will give a lecture at Washington and Lee University on March 4 at 5 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.

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