Psychology is the study of mental processes and behavior. Hillsdale psychology students develop a broad foundation in all of the major areas of psychology. They also study the history of the field, offering them a fuller appreciation of its place in the Western intellectual tradition of the liberal arts. Finally, students in the major complete a two-year sequence of studies in which they first develop the tools to conduct and critique psychological research, and then complete an empirical research project of their own. The end products are formal written and oral reports of their results, many of which are presented at conferences, some even being published in journals. This extensive research training helps our majors to think critically about the science of psychology, and sets us apart from most undergraduate psychology programs.
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