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Department of Psychology and Neuroscience

Psychology and Neuroscience

Psychology and Neuroscience is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes approached from physiological, cognitive, behavioral, social and applied perspectives.

 

Psychology and Neuroscience majors receive training in the scientific approach as it has been applied to the study of such topics as: brain function, perception, learning, motivation, memory, development, social influence, attitudes, organizational behavior, and mental disorders and treatments. Understanding how these topics have been investigated scientifically requires the development of critical thinking skills, quantitative reasoning skills, and speaking and writing abilities necessary to communicate research knowledge to others. An appreciation for the ethical issues involved in dealing with colleagues, clients and subjects is also required. Psychology majors go on to careers in research, counseling and teaching as well as such fields as medicine, business, journalism and law.

 

Upcoming events for the Departments of Psychology and Neuroscience

 

Tuesday, September 11, 11:30am, HH101

“Careers for Psychology Majors with a B.A. and How to Choose”

This talk is geared to students who plan to enter the workforce after DePauw with a B.A. We’ll focus on how to prepare for your career during your time at DePauw, as well as the opportunities that are available after you leave. The talk will be relevant primarily to Psychology majors and minors.

Wednesday, September 12, 6:00pm, Julian Auditorium

Psychology Speakers Series – “Violence Against Women in Context”

Presented by Audrey Miller
 

Friday, September 14, 11:30am, UB230AB

Pursuing careers in clinical psychology with Elgan L. Baker, Ph.D, HSPP

This talk is geared to students who may be interested in this area of study.

 

Tuesday, September 18, 11:30am, HH101

“The Nuts and Bolts of Applying to Graduate School: Psychology, Neuroscience, and the Allied Health Professions”

This talk will focus on how to choose the potential graduate school programs to which you want to apply, as well as how best to prepare the required application materials. This will be relevant for Psychology and Neuroscience programs, as well as the Allied Health Professions. If you plan to apply to grad school this year or next, you’re strongly encouraged to attend though you’d be well served to attend if the application process is further out for you. 

 

Tuesday, September 25, 11:30am, HH101

“Graduate Study in Psychology: Preparation, Available Degrees, and Career Opportunities”

This talk is geared to students who want to pursue graduate study. We’ll focus on how to prepare for graduate school while at DePauw, as well as the various types of degrees and careers that are available. The talk will be relevant primarily to Psychology majors and minors.

 

Wednesday, October 3, 2018, Oct. 3, 11:30am, UB230AB

Gary Landreth, IU School of Medicine and Stark Neuroscience Institute

Students who are interested in graduate school in neuroscience, IU’s MSTP program, or neuroscience research opportunities are encouraged to attend to hear more about the opportunities available at IUSM.

 

Tuesday, October 23, 6:00pm, HH301

Psychology Speakers Series –

Presented by Peter Molfese