What motivates you? How do you make decisions? The answers might surprise you.

Psychology is a rich and varied discipline dedicated to the scientific study of the complexity and diversity of the mind and behavior. Psychology covers a broad area of study, including cognition, personality, memory, emotion, interpersonal relationships, psychological disturbance and psychotherapy.

Psychology majors at Emmanuel receive a broad liberal arts education as well as training in the specialized knowledge and skills of psychology. Students engage in research with faculty and present their findings at national conferences and in publications. Beyond the classroom, students are able to take advantage of the various research and internship opportunities in Boston, from world-class medical centers to nonprofit and human services organizations.



  • Psychology

    To study psychology is to seek the answers for fascinating questions about the life of the mind and how people think, act and perceive the world.

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Small classes, big advantages

Our dedicated Psychology Department faculty regularly collaborate with undergraduate students on research, allowing for both personal attention and the unique opportunity to publish in renowned journals and present at national conferences.

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