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Psychology

Departmental Facilities

Located in the newly-renovated John S. Toll Science Center, Psychology Department facilities include classrooms, labs, and faculty offices. There is also a spacious psychology lounge. Specialized labs include:

  • A social psychology laboratory
  • A health psychology laboratory
  • A psychometric assessment laboratory
  • A clinical observation suite
  • A computer-driven operant conditioning laboratory
  • A state-of-the-art psychophysiological laboratory
  • A perception and cognitive performance laboratory
  • A 64-channel topographic electroencephalography (EEG) laboratory
  • A state of the art eye gaze tracking lab
  • A transcranial doppler lab for measuring blood flow in the brain
  • A biopsychology laboratory
  • A computerized human vision laboratory
  • A new vivarium services laboratories in animal cognition, behavioral pharmacology, and neurohistology
  • Field laboratories

Students enrolled in Behavior Modification conduct their laboratory investigations in local public schools where the fundamentals of behavior modification techniques are learned through supervised work with school children.

Field laboratories in Comparative Psychology include observations of osprey behavior aboard the College's research vessel on the Chester River, the study of social interaction in white-tailed deer, waterfowl, and other animals, in the forests of a nearby wildlife refuge. Fieldtrips to the National Zoo and New Bolton Equine Center have also been part of recent classes.

Students in child assessment observe children at local day care centers and test the cognitive skills of child volunteers with special needs.

Internships are available at local community mental health clinics and counseling centers.