Earlham’s Psychology Department combines a hands-on approach with a remarkable diversity of faculty interests, including infant development, human development in Japan, prejudice, counseling and psychotherapy, community psychology, biological basis of memory and positive psychology. Students can practice real-life observation, hone counseling skills, assist with faculty research, and conduct research of their own. This rich hands-on approach allows students to be involved in their discipline in ways that are both relevant and demanding.
Our graduates have pursued advanced degrees in psychology at places like Washington University in St. Louis, Bryn Mawr College and Ball State University in cognitive, developmental and clinical areas. Recent graduates also have pursued advanced degrees in social work, education, medicine, law and business at Boston, Cornell and George Washington universities, among others.
Earlhamites from the Psychology Program
Alicia Kees refined her ideas of teaching through a variety of experiences, including her Bonner Scholars work at the Boys and Girls Club and her classroom assistant experience at Westview Elementary.More
An NSF Fellowship to Study Memory
With a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation, Adam Putnam '07 will continue his study of the effects of testing on memory.More
Erik Patel’s doctoral research on the silky sifaka lemur has received press from such publications as National Geographic magazine and The New York Times; the BBC will soon release a documentary. But it got off to a humble start. More