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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.
Emmanuel’s psychology department allows students to develop their individual interests with concentrations in developmental psychology, counseling + health or a new bachelor of science in psychology neuroscience.See what we offer
Psychology: Counseling and Health Psychology
How do we turn difficult mental or emotional experiences into opportunities for personal growth and reflection?
Psychology: Developmental Psychology
How do humans develop cognitively, emotionally, socially and morally from infancy to the end stages of life?
The human brain may be the single most complex living structure in the world, and therefore requires both a breadth and depth in learning and study.
OUR FACULTY AND STUDENTS
Faculty research, publish and present in their field and often collaborate side-by-side with students to help them explore their disciplines in greater depth, building on knowledge gained in the classroom and offering a unique hands-on, real-world experience. At Emmanuel, there’s an energy on campus that brings people and ideas together - in the classroom, across campus, throughout Boston and beyond.Learn more about who we are
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.Meet Our Faculty
Following her December 2015 graduation, developmental psychology major Cara Stev...Read more
Associate Professor of Psychology Michael Jarvinen was recently awarded a grant ...Read More
Psychology and philosophy double major Samantha Distefano '17 interns at Bridge ...Read More
Equipped with a well-rounded liberal arts and sciences education and real-world experience within their disciplines, Emmanuel graduates go on to make their mark at companies and organizations locally, nationally and internationally. Many students also choose to continue their education at the master’s or doctorate level. Check out where some of our recent graduates are thriving!Take a glimpse at our outcomes
Class of 2015: Where We Work
|Associate Behavior Therapist||Beacon ABA Services||Psychology: Counseling + Health|
|Behavior Therapist||RCS Behavioral and Educational Consulting||Psychology: Counseling + Health|
|Business Development Assistant||Reticent Media||Psychology: Counseling + Health|
|Counselor||Easter Seals||Psychology: Counseling + Health|
|Customer Service Representative||Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts||Psychology: Developmental|
|Dental Hygienist||Portsmouth Dentistry||Psychology: Counseling + Health|
|Lead Research Assistant||Boston Children's Hospital||Psychology: Developmental|
|Mental Health Associate||Pembroke Hospital||Psychology: Counseling + Health|
|Patient Service Associate||Boston Children's Hospital||Psychology: Developmental|
|Research Assistant||Massachusetts General Hospital||Psychology: Neuroscience|
|Research Assistant II||Boston Medical Center||Psychology: Neuroscience|
|Site Merchandising Associate||Wayfair||Psychology: Counseling + Health|
|Social Worker||MA Dept of Children and Family Services||Psychology: Counseling + Health|
|Technical Recruiter||Workbridge Associates||Psychology: Counseling + Health|
Class of 2015: Where We Attend Grad School
|M.A., Clinical Social Work||Boston University||Psychology: Counseling + Health|
|M.S., Counseling and Health||Columbia University||Psychology: Counseling + Health|
|M.A., Music Therapy||Lesley University||Psychology: Counseling + Health|
|M.S.W.||Simmons College||Psychology: Counseling + Health|
|M.S.W.||University of Connecticut||Psychology: Counseling + Health|
|M.S., Psychology||University of Edinburgh||Psychology: Counseling + Health|
|M.S., Criminal Justice/Forensic Psychology||University of New Haven||Psychology: Counseling + Health|
|J.D.||Villanova University School of Law||Psychology: Counseling + Health|
|M.S.W.||Boston College||Psychology: Developmental|
|M.S., Child Life and Family Centered Care||Wheelock College||Psychology: Developmental|
|M.A., Psychology||St. Michael's College||Psychology: Neuroscience|
|Ph.D., Chemistry||Tufts University||Psychology: Neuroscience|
Whether you are a current Emmanuel student or a prospective student exploring Emmanuel for the first time, we can help you determine what’s next. Schedule a meeting with your Academic Advisor, connect with the Career Center or the Office of International Programs to explore internship or study abroad options, or contact the Office of Admissions to set up a campus tour.Explore your next steps
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