Why Study Psychology at New College?
As a Psychology student at New College, you will work closely with faculty who are experts in the fields of developmental psychology, social psychology, biopsychology, and cognitive psychology, plus you will develop skills related to lab and field experiments, field observations, participant interviews, data analysis, archival work, and video and audio analysis. All provide excellent preparation for graduate school and careers in the field.
Additional benefits of the program include the opportunity to:
• Study marine mammals and lemurs.
Perhaps the best feature of our Psychology program, though, is the way in which it helps sharpen your research, writing and analytic skills while building toward a capstone project (thesis) where, while working with your faculty advisor, you will examine in depth an area of special interest to you. In the past, our students have explored theories and data pertaining to such a wide range of topics as:
• How sensory processes impact people’s perception of art.
For additional examples of the broad range of research pursued by our students, visit our Senior Thesis page.