Psychology

 

Do differences in human behavior and thinking fascinate you? If so, consider the science of psychology. Join Colby students and professors as they pursue new knowledge about human cognition, emotion, motivation, and behavior.


The study of psychology at Colby revolves around research at all levels of the curriculum, beginning with the introductory course. Students and professors collaborate in courses and the lab to explore interesting phenomena in cognition, development, emotion, health, language, motivation, neuroscience, perception, personality, psychopathology, and social psychology. With different options for focused study in upper-level courses, access to state-of-the-art research equipment, and faculty mentors who have a broad range of expertise, students graduate with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel professionally or in graduate study.

In addition to a major in psychology, the department offers a concentration in neuroscience, an interdisciplinary field that combines the study of psychology and biology through focused brain-behavior relations.