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
Contact

Joan Gleason

Administrative Assistant 440-775-8355

Why Study Psychology at Oberlin?

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Associated Faculty
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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

Elayne Zhou smiles into the camera

Singer Turned Lab Manager

July 19, 2018
Elayne Zhou ’18, a psychology major and Hispanic studies minor at Oberlin, wants to make the world a better place by encouraging people to take seriously the importance of mental health.
Charis Stanek standing at commencement, holding her graduation cap

From Peer Listener to Case Worker

July 18, 2018
A double major in sociology and psychology at Oberlin, Stanek transformed her personal interests into the beginning of a career.
L'Insalata at Stanford University's Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences building

Researching Treatments for Adolescent Eating Disorders

February 28, 2018
A strong relationship with her mentor and field experience in college helped Alexa L’Insalata ’17 land her ideal first job as a clinical research coordinator for Stanford University’s Eating Disorders Research Program.