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About the Department

Psychology at Smith is consistently one of the most popular majors on campus. The department's faculty is strongly committed to providing a rich, diverse curriculum to majors and non-majors alike.

Tracks of Study

The curriculum is structured to develop the skills and objectives set forth in the department's mission statement. The curriculum is generally organized around the following tracks of study:

These tracks of study have been designed into the requirements for the department's major and minor, and are clearly reflected in the courses offered by the department.

Mind and Brain

PSY 105 Brain, Behavior, and Emotion
PSY 110/NSC 210 Introduction to Neuroscience
PSY 120 Human Cognition
EDC 238 Introduction to Learning Sciences
PSY 209/PHI 209 Philosophy and History of Psychology
PSY 213/PHI 213 Language Acquisition
PSY 215 Brain States
PSY 224 Learning and Behavior Change
PSY 313 Psycholinguistics
PSY 314 Foundations in Behavior: Cognition in Film
PSY 315 Autism Spectrum Disorder
PSY 326 Seminar in Biopsychology
PSY 327 Seminar in Mind and Brain

Health and Illness

PSY 130 Clinical Neuroscience
PSY 140 Health Psychology
PSY 150 Abnormal Psychology
ESS 220 Psychology of Sport
EDC 239 Counseling Theory & Education
PSY 230 Psychopharmacology
PSY 240 Health Promotion
PSY 253 Developmental Psychopathology
PSY 254 Evidence-Based Practice
PSY 340 Psychosocial Determinants of Health
PSY 350 Seminar in Culture, Ethnicity, and Mental Health
PSY 352 Seminar in Advanced Clinical Psychology
PSY 353 Seminar in Developmental Psychopathology
PSY 354 Seminar in Advanced Abnormal Psychology
PSY 355 Scientific/Psychotherapy
PSY 358 Research Seminar in Clinical Psychology

Person and Society

PSY 160 Child Development
PSY 170 Social Psychology
PSY 180 Personality Psychology
PSY 260 Psychology of Adolescence
PSY 261 Adult Development
PSY 262 Psychology of Asian American Experience
PSY 263 PSychology of the Black Experience
PSY 265 Political Psychology
PSY 266 Psychology of Women and Gender
PSY 269 Categorization and Intergroup Behavior
PRS 304 Happiness
PSY 360 Seminar in Developmental Psychology
PSY 361 Research Seminar in Alcohol Use and Misuse
PSY 362 Seminar: Psychology of Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood Among U.S. Hispanics
PSY 369 Research Seminar on Categorization and Intergroup Behavior
PSY 371 Seminar in Personality
PSY 374 Seminar on Political Activism
PSY 375 Research Seminar on Political Psychology


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