A student looks through an apparatus at a computer screen
In Assistant Professor Sara Verosky‘s research lab, a student looks through a mirror stereoscope. A different image is projected to each eye, leading to competition for visual awareness. Photo credit: Jennifer Manna
Program Type:
  • Major
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Psychology at Oberlin is distinctive for its depth, variety, and research opportunities. Interdisciplinary in nature, it often serves as a gateway to other academic and professional programs. Discovery through psychological research is emphasized as students conduct experiential investigations in laboratory courses, participate actively in faculty projects, and engage in independent studies.

Program Director

Nancy Darling

Professor of Psychology
Department Affiliation

Joan Gleason

Administrative Assistant 440-775-8355

Why Study Psychology at Oberlin?

Associated Faculty
Variety of Courses

Sample Courses

  • PSYC 100 - Introduction to Psychological Science 4 credits
  • PSYC 215 - Introduction to Clinical and Counseling Psychology 4 credits
  • PSYC 303 - Advanced Methods in Cognitive Psychology 4 credits
  • PSYC 520 - Supervised Research in Social and Environmental Psychology 2 credits

Psychology News

Students working in EEG room.

EEG and the Cognitive Sciences

February 20, 2019
Electroencephalogram is used in a variety of ways in the cognitive sciences to examine the structures and processes that underlie a creature’s ability to think and reason.