Department of Psychology at Bates College
Welcome to the website for the psychology department. We invite you to explore the many resources that we have posted online to help you learn more about the major.
Students who major in psychology examine behavior and mental processes using the scientific method and learn to apply this knowledge in real-world and laboratory settings. Students graduating with a psychology degree are exposed to a large variety of topics and methods within the field of psychology (breadth) and are required to take additional courses in one of several focus areas (depth).
The department chair is Amy Bradfield Douglass. To discuss the psychology major or transferring abroad credits, you should reserve a specific timeslot during her office hours by using the appointment manager in this link. For information about declaring a psychology major, please check out our helpful guide before contacting the associate chair for 2017-2018, Professor Fraser-Thill..
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