Why do people do the things they do? If this question intrigues you, psychology – the scientific study of mind and behavior – might be the field for you. The study of psychology can prepare students for work in counseling, human resources, business, marketing research, public policy, law and law enforcement, teaching, health care, and many other diverse fields.
Keene State offers two Psychology options:
- A Bachelor of Arts in Psychology for majors
- A minor in Psychology
An honors program is available for motivated Psychology majors. In addition, many students who are majoring in other fields take Psychology courses. More about Degree Overview
Keene State’s Psychology program prepares students for success in a graduate program in Psychology and/or a career in a Psychology-related field. The program exposes students to the methodologies, problems, bodies of knowledge, and broad range of perspectives currently found in psychology. More about Prep for Success
Keene State psychology students are inquisitive, thoughtful, and interested in the “big questions” of what it means to be human. More about ‘Philosophical Questions and Mysteries’: Meet Our Students
What do Psychology majors do after graduation? Meet Timothy Gann ’04, who’s a cognitive scientist, and Katie Joyce ’13, who’s spending a year working in Keene State’s Aspire program through AmeriCorps VISTA. More about ‘Get Involved’: Meet Our Alumni
Teachers in the Psychology Department focus on a wide range of fields from autism to hope to the psychology of prejudice to parent-child relationships and more. More about Our Faculty Provide a Broad Knowledge Base
The Psychology Department’s NeuroLab in Rhodes Hall provides students with research opportunities in the areas of clinical behavioral science, neurodevelopmental disorders, and neuroscience. It allows ongoing research projects in language and Autism, clinical behavior therapy, and neuropsychology. Students observe and participate in clinical interventions and assist in collection of scientific data. More about NeuroLab at Keene State College
Have you ever wondered why we do the things we do? What makes us tick? Harlan Fichtenholtz, a cognitive neuroscientist and the newest addition to the Keene State psychology faculty, investigates how people understand and interpret the vast array of social and emotional signals that they encounter every day. “We…
Senior psychology major (with a philosophy minor) Rachel Lally won a 2016 SURF grant to work on a project titled “Pushed Out or Dropped Out: An Analysis of Relationships in Schools.” Her study focuses on relationships a student has with staff, peers, and the school as a whole, working from…
Five Keene State students received SURF grants that allowed them to work on research projects over the summer. These prestigious fellowships allow talented students to spend a portion of their summer conducting research or carrying out a creative project that makes an original contribution to their chosen discipline.
Arriving at Keene State College from her quaint hometown of Mohegan Lake, New York, Marta Morris ’16 quickly learned the benefits that go with attending a small liberal arts school. The small class environment not only gave Morris a greater opportunity to ask questions and participate in class discussions, but…
When Corrina Nickerson first arrived at Keene State College she referred to herself as “a small fish in a big pond” intimidated by her swim teammates and the impressive times they were posting in their respective events. While the breast stroke specialists from Torrington, CT, always had the drive and…