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Welcome to the Department of Psychology

Our program fosters the learning of theory through “hands-on” experience.


Laboratory exercises enrich your understanding of neuroscience, clinical psychology, developmental psychology, statistics, biological psychology, learning, cognition, sensory mechanisms, comparative psychology, psychophysiological investigation, tests and measurements, behavior modification, and experimental social psychology.


Every senior at Washington College completes a Senior Capstone Experience project. This takes the form of an original research investigation carried out under the supervision of a faculty member.


Our Videos

  • Kaitlyn Marino ’19 examines a slice of zebrafish brain tissue as her mentor, Assistant Professor of Biology Jim Wind...


    A John Toll Fellow conducting neuroscientific research on campus this summer, Kaitlyn Marino ’19 is using a zebrafish model to test memory after stroke.

  • Sabrina Carroll presented her research at an undergraduate research conference held at Georgetown University in mid-April.

    For her senior capstone project, psychology major Sabrina Carroll ’18 surveyed students’ attitudes and perceptions of behavioral health on campus and conducted eight in-depth interviews. Her findings may help the College alleviate the stigma associated with psychological disorders and get more students the help they need.

  • Psychology professor Tia Murphy and a couple of her students observe one of their subjects in the child development lab.

    Developmental psychologist Tia Murphy is directing a series of research projects based upon her observational studies of 83 local preschoolers and their moms.