A hands-on approach to the life of the mind

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

Vince Punzo
Defining Dignity

What is human dignity? Professor of Psychology Vince Punzo teaches a course pondering that question, thanks in part to a $22,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to foster exploration of enduring questions.

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Erik Patel
Lemur Researcher

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.

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Alicia Kees
Service Learning

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.

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Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts, including the sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

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801 National Road West
Richmond, Indiana
47374-4095
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