About Our Department

Psychology is Geneseo's largest liberal arts major. The department implements its mission by including broad preparation in the fundamental ideas of psychology along with the development of quantitative, analytic, and writing skills. Students can further develop interest and skills through collaborative research with the faculty, sponsored internships, and directed studies. The Department encourages student participation in the Psychology Club, Psi Chi Honor Society, colloquia, internships, career and graduate school workshops, and Departmental governance. Geneseo students with Psychology degrees have entered careers in human services, education, and business settings. They also have pursued graduate training in a range of fields, including clinical/counseling, school, developmental, experimental, and industrial/organizational psychology as well as social work.Outside the major, the Department maintains branches to other disciplines. We offer service courses to education and business majors as well as contributions to many of the interdisciplinary programs, including Cognitive Science, Human Development, Organizational and Occupational Behavior, Urban Studies, and Women's Studies. The Department's faculty provide service to the larger community in a variety of ways, such as conducting workshops, offering other training programs, and serving on community boards and committees.


Description of Departmental Resources

The Psychology Department offices, classrooms, and laboratories are located in the Sturges Building. Modern laboratories include the following components:

  • Facilities for animal housing and experimentation
  • Fully equipped surgical suite and facilities for psychological research using nonhuman animals
  • Shielded room and related equipment for biofeedback research
  • Fully equipped animal and human learning and cognition laboratory
  • Newly designed cognitive labs for sensation and perception along with psycholinguistics
  • Laboratory rooms with one-way mirrors for studies requiring unobtrusive observation
  • Developmental laboratory containing video cameras, monitors and editors
  • Computer facilities for research and instruction