Resources for psychology students and majors are described in this section. The department's resources include journal publications, graduate and career planning materials, electronic equipment and much more.

Student Departmental Advisors

Student Departmental Advisors (SDAs) are specially selected senior majors who are dedicated to nurturing interest in the subject of psychology.

Department Curriculum Committee

The Psychology Department Curriculum Committee (DCC) is dedicated to serve as a link between psychology faculty and students of Carleton College.

Psychology Department Student Travel

The psychology department has limited funds available to help support student travel to regional and national psychology research conferences to present co-authored research conducted with a Carleton psychology department faculty member.

These funds (generally up to $500) can be used by students to cover the following expenses:

  • airfare (least expensive fare)
  • shared accommodation (inexpensive hotel or AirBnB; generally not official conference hotel accommodation)
  • conference fees (registration, etc)

Additional funding is available to students that can demonstrate financial need (e.g., due to high conference fees or due to inability to cover additional expenses).

Students are expected to apply for other Carleton College conference travel funding, including:

Please fill out the Student Travel Funding form. 

Administrative Office & Professor Offices

Olin 115 houses the administrative assistant and psychology department student workers. Drop in to schedule meetings with professors, reserve use of the Psychology lounge, and get to know the department's support staff. All professor offices are located off the Olin 115 hallway.

The department maintains a collection of textbooks, videos of guest lectures, classroom videos, and other resources.  In addition to the resources listed in links below, the department maintains an extensive collection of personality, attitude, intelligence assessments. Students are occasionally permitted to use these resources and are encouraged to ask professors for more information on what is specifically available. These items must be checked out through the Administrative Assistant.

Educational Associate's office is Olin 105. This year (2016-2017)'s Educational Associate is Gabby Bierlein-De La Rosa '17. 

Electronic Equipment

The Psychology department has a few electronic resources for student use such as video-recorders, tape recorders, a digital camera, and a TV and VCR cart. These items must be checked out through the Administrative Assistant. If you need additional electronic equipment not offered by the department, you are encouraged to inquire at PEPS.

Olin 104 - Mac Lab

The Psychology MacLab, located in Olin 104, contains nineteen 21 ½ inch i-Mac computers that can run in Mac OS or Windows.  Each computer has Microsoft Office Suite, SPSS, Sniffy the Virtual Rat, PsyScope, Audacity and Mathematica.  There is also a black and white printer for printing through PaperCut.

The Mac Lab is open to psychology students and staffed with a Psychology major Sunday through Thursday evenings from 8:00pm to midnight.