Welcome to Psychology at Haverford
The aim of the Psychology Department is to provide students with an understanding of human behavior that will support their ability to participate as informed members of our society, to help others, and to add to scientific knowledge.
One path to this goal involves mastery of the theoretical concepts psychologists use in describing and understanding behavior; the other involves competence in the use of the scientific methodologies employed in the study of behavior. We emphasize the importance of both concepts and methods across diverse topic areas within psychology, including biological, cognitive, social, and personality.
Why Psychology at Haverford: Student Resources
A central feature of our curriculum is to involve students directly in our research as we pursue the answers to questions about the mind and behavior. Laboratory opportunities provide hands-on experience in current research methods in psychology. More on Student Resources >
Why Psychology at Haverford: Student Research
Your capstone academic experience is the year-long senior research project, which you'll produce in close collaboration with a faculty member. Faculty and students often co-author scholarly publications together, or present their scholarly work at scientific conferences. More on Student Research >
Why Psychology at Haverford: Curriculum
You'll learn about the mind from biological, cognitive, social, and personality perspectives. Why can some people tolerate pain better than others? How do people tell their life stories? Why do people experience time distortions? Why do romantic relationships break up? What happens in your brain when you make a mistake? More on Curriculum >