Departmental News

Short Term 2018

Callie Reynolds ’18 discusses her short term class led by Prof. Rebecca Fraser-Thill for a great Bates news story.

Mt. David Summit 2018

This great article and slideshow about the most recent Mt. David Summit highlights several psychology seniors, Kyle Schlueter, Rachael Rosow, and Allegra Sacco.

Pictured below, Sam Lagerstrom ’18 celebrates his thesis poster with advisor Prof. Amy Bradfield Douglass.

Fall Poster Session 2017

Our fall seniors presented their thesis projects at the end of fall term.  Here are a few photos from the event:

Bates Magazine

Associate Professor Krista Maywalt Aronson was featured in a cover article of the fall issue of Bates Magazine, detailing her work on diversity in children’s literature.

Comings & Goings

Prof. Kathy Low will serve as Interim Dean of the Faculty during the 2017-2018 academic year.

Prof. Amy Douglass is the department chair.  Prof. Rebecca Fraser-Thill is the associate department chair this year.  You should contact Prof. Fraser-Thill if you are interested in declaring a psychology major.


Prof. Kate White has a new baby boy as of August 2017, Wilder Hanley White.

Prof. Helen Boucher has been promoted to Professor of Psychology.

Student Awards

We are pleased to announce the following award recipients for the Class of 2018:

Robert S. Moyer Prize in Experimental Psychology

Gwen Savino

Richard V. Wagner Prize for issues related to peace, conflict resolution, or social justice

Rachael Rosow

Check out the Student Awards Archive for winners from previous years!