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"The disposition a person brings to the experiment is probably less important a cause of his behavior than most ... assume. The social psychology of this century reveals a major lesson: Often it is not so much the kind of person a man [or woman] is as the kind of situation in which [s/]he finds himself[/herslef] that determines how [s/]he will act."

News & Events

Smith College Psychology Department Among the Top 50 in the Nation.

Presentation of the Psychology Major: Tuesday, October 24th @ 5 PM in McConnell 103

Psychology Graduate School Panel: Wednesday, October 25th @ 12:15 in McConnell 103


Special Colloquia Events

  • October 5, 2017
    • Mary Harrington hosts Mary Carskadon, The Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Sleep for Science Research Lab of Brown University,Topic: Circadian timing in adolescents in the context of the 21st century
  • November 10, 2017
    • Mary Harrington hosts Allison Brager, Military Scientist, Author of Meathead: Unraveling the Athletic Brain, for two events.

      10:00am, McConnell B05:"The physiology of resiliency to stress: from genes to behavior"

      12:00pm, Lazarus Center for Career Development: "I can be a scientist for the Army"


Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Lecture Series: All Talks 7-8 PM in McConnell Auditorium

  • October 17, 2017        OCD in the Classroom              Denise Egan Stack
  • November 21, 2017    Sleep and OCD                         Meredith Coles,
  • December 19, 2107   ACT for OCD                             Lisa Coyne
  • January 16, 2018        Buried in Treasures                   Lee Shuer & Becca Belofsky-Shuer
  • February 20, 2018      Struggles with Discarding           Randy Frost
  • March 20, 2018           ERP Treatment                              Randy Frost
  • April 17, 2018             Is Fred In the Refrigerator?           Shala Nicely
  • May 15, 2018              The movie: My Kid Is Not Crazy   Ted Plimpton
  • June 19, 2018            Ask the Experts                               Stack, Frost, Plimpton, & Seigel



TO ALL STUDENTS: If you need your forms signed by Peter DeVilliers, the Psychology Department Chair, please put them in the box located at Laura Fountain-Cincotta's office 417.