Psychology at Davidson

The mission of the Davidson College Psychology Department is to provide students with an outstanding education in all aspects of the science and practice of psychology.

We are committed teachers, researchers, and practitioners who offer our students a rigorous curriculum of courses, research opportunities, and field experiences. As advisers and mentors, we work closely with current students and alumni to help them reach their full personal and professional potential. We are committed to addressing critical issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in our curriculum and research.

We celebrate the diversity of identities held by our students, faculty and staff, and unconditionally welcome all people interested in psychology. Critical to the fulfillment of our mission, the department continuously works to maintain its standing as a nationally recognized center of psychological research, scholarship, and practice by supporting, encouraging, and facilitating the professional development of its faculty and staff.

We maintain a positive climate of collegiality, collaboration, mutual support, high standards, and overall daily excellence within the department, from which our students, staff, and faculty benefit both personally and professionally. 


Cancellation: 2021 Davidson-Broughton Summer Study Program

We have made the difficult decision to cancel the Davidson-Broughton Summer Study Program for summer 2021. This was a hard and sad choice for the Psychology Department and the Broughton program, and we know that it will come as a disappointment to many students. We value the learning experiences that the program provides and know that many of you were hopeful that it would be offered this year. In the context of current COVID-19 conditions, we did not feel that we could safely plan an on-site program in an inpatient medical facility for this year. We remain in close contact with our partners at Broughton, and we all look forward to being able to resume the program when circumstances allow – hopefully in 2022!

Although we know that this is not the news many of you were hoping for, we hope that this notice will be helpful as you get ready for the spring semester and begin to consider your summer plans.  Please contact Professor Sockol at with any questions.

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Collaborative Research

Students and faculty members engage in robust, collaborative research projects both during the academic year and over the summer. In doing so, students expand upon the knowledge gained in their research methods courses and hone advanced skills.

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