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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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    Prof. Tonidandel works with students
  • Facilities and Equipment

    Our labs are equipped for hands-on learning and cutting-edge research in a wide range of studies, from developmental psychology to behavioral pharmacology and neuroscience. Students learn to operate equipment and software for digital video, web-based survey creation and administration, high-powered statistical analysis, and more.

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    A student conducts neuroscience research
  • Communicating Psychology

    Students who conduct research during the academic year or over the summer often have opportunities to present their research at regional, national, and international conferences, with travel funded by college and grant money.

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    A student presents her summer research
  • Real-world Application

    Students apply what they learn in their psychology classes to the world around them in a variety of ways. Two programs the department offers are the Davidson-Broughton Summer Clinical Program and a practicum with Autism Charlotte.

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    Broughton Hospital building

Psychology Department

The Psychology Department provides an outstanding education in all aspects of the science and practice of psychology. Our committed teachers, researchers, practitioners, and advisers offer a rigorous curriculum of courses, research opportunities, and field experiences, combined with individualized mentoring. As students and alumni, you will be fully prepared to use your knowledge of psychology to flourish and to reach the highest level of professional attainment in your life after Davidson.

We are a nationally recognized center of psychological research and scholarship that continually supports, encourages, and facilitates the professional development of our faculty and staff members. As psychologists, our faculty members contribute to their discipline and maintain a positive climate of collegiality, collaboration, high standards, and overall daily excellence within the department, from which other faculty members and students benefit both personally and professionally.