A person sits at a desk to interact with a computer
In her lab, Assistant Professor Sara Verosky’s research is focused on how people bring visual and non-visual social information together to form representations of other people. 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

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.

Best of Both Worlds

November 11, 2015
Oberlin psychology students benefit from Assistant Professor Meghan Morean’s research ties to Yale.