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Major in Psychology

Plumb the essence of being human

As a Psychology major, you investigate the nature of and connections between how we think, feel and behave. You explore how people develop and change over the lifespan, how humans interact with each other, and ways to promote emotional and behavioral health.

The field of psychology has a distinguished history at Clark, beginning with the University’s first president, pioneering psychologist G. Stanley Hall, who founded the American Psychological Association and established the concept of adolescence as a stage in human development. Our nationally recognized Frances L. Hiatt School of Psychology continues to play a leading role in the field today. As well as offering the most popular undergraduate major on campus, the department supports a robust and rigorous doctoral program.

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