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A Solid Foundation

Psychology is the study of the human and animal mind, thought processes and behavior. Psychology majors at Illinois Wesleyan study psychological theory, use observational methods, and conduct scientific research to gain insights into cognition and behavior in various contexts. Many students collaborate with faculty members to conduct research that is published in scientific journals and presented at professional conferences. In addition, psychology majors gain “hands-on” experience in the field with a practicum or internship.


Opportunities to Explore

The psychology department at IWU emphasizes hands-on experience.


Amanda Vicary - Chair and Associate Professor of Psychology

Department - Psychology