Majors & Minors

Psychology

 Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behavior.  The discipline is multi-faceted and contains a wide range of subfields.

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Fay Guarraci

Fay Guarraci

Professor & Chair

Phone

512.863.1747
Fay Guarraci

Fay Guarraci

Professor & Chair

Psychology
Psychology

By providing opportunities to develop advanced skills in oral and written communication, critical thinking, creative problem solving, and quantitative reasoning, students will be prepared for success in graduate school in psychology and related fields, for careers that value these skills, and for futures as lifelong learners who are prepared to adapt to an ever-changing world. 



AFTER SOUTHWESTERN

Featured Alumni Stories

The outreach project Wander Like Water was born: the Houstons would produce videos for YouTube and social media in which they would showcase not just their travels but also educate viewers about how each water source they’d visit “has a story, an issue, or a threat.”

Wander Like Water

Southwestern alumni adventurers raise awareness about water and educate the public about sustainability.

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Dr. Anastasia “Staci” M. Benson ’05

Dr. Anastasia “Staci” M. Benson ’05

Distinguished Humanitarian

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Stephanie Braccini Slade ’02, Distinguished Professional

Humanity benefits greatly from her contributions to the well-being of the animal kingdom. The global perspective Stephanie Braccini Slade ’02 has achieved through her work with primates allows her to see—and share with others—that humans aren’t the only part of humanity; that human and animal lives are connected, influencing and relying on one another.

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EXPLORE SOUTHWESTERN

Psychology News

Paideia Connections

Paideia Connections 2019

Southwestern’s exclusive lecture series invites audiences to consider art and psychology.

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Henna Karedia ’19

Seeking—and Finding—Change

Psychology major Henna Karedia ’19 experiences new cultures while studying abroad.

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Celia Caraccioli (left) and Meredith Rollins stand with Emilie Ross (right), an applied behavior analyst who works at R.O.C.K., and Shandy, one of the ponies the center uses to provide equine-assisted therapy to children. (Photo by Elizabeth Stewart)

Documenting the Power of Equine-Assisted Therapy

Partnership provides real-world research opportunities for students

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