Carleton College Psychology Department

Psychology at Carleton provides a systematic approach to the study of behavior and experience. We examine processes of physiological functioning, human and animal learning, human and animal cognition, cognitive and social development, personality, social influence, and psychopathology, and treats particular topics (e.g., prejudice, real-life decision making, and psychopharmacology) that are representative of the diversity and complexity of psychology. We also strongly emphasize the development of analytic and expressive skills that are the basis of investigation, evaluation, and communication in the field.