Welcome to Psychology

Welcome to Carleton College’s Psychology Department!

Psychology at Carleton provides a systematic approach to the study of behavior and experience. It examines processes of physiological functioning, human and animal learning, human and animal cognition, cognitive and social development, personality, social influence, and psychopathology, and treats particular topics (e.g., prejudice, real-life decision making, and psychopharmacology) that are representative of the diversity and complexity of psychology. It also strongly emphasizes the development of analytic and expressive skills that are the basis of investigation, evaluation, and communication in the field.

Psychology classrooms are located primarily on the ground and first floors of Olin Hall, as are the teaching and research laboratories for the social, cognitive and health area of psychology. The teaching and research laboratories for the biological and behavioral area of psychology are located on the ground floor of Hulings Hall.

The Department’s administration office is located in Olin 115; professors’ offices (Olin 111-137) are within Olin 115.