St. Lawrence graduates have a thirst for knowledge, are innovative problem-solvers, and make their communities, companies, and the world better places. This periodic roundup features Laurentians at the focus of news stories shared by and within their communities.
Why do people think and behave the way they do? St. Lawrence’s psychology department takes a broad approach to answering this question, offering courses on diverse topics such as the brain and behavior, sensation and perception, learning, development, personality, abnormal psychology, and social behavior. You can also explore the application of psychology through courses on sport, community, clinical, cultural, legal, and environmental psychology.
Many of our students work one-on-one with faculty mentors on collaborative research projects. Recently, our students have conducted studies on memory and trauma, nanoparticles, learning, virtual reality, infant communication, coach-athlete relationships, sleep and hoarding, and juror decision-making.
Our graduates work in a variety of settings, such as schools, counseling centers, businesses, and not-for-profit agencies. Some obtain their graduate degree in areas such as social work, teaching, physical therapy, mental health counseling, school psychology, law, and nursing.
What's Happening in Psychology
St. Lawrence’s new biomedical sciences major is hands-on, experiential, versatile, and designed for students who are curious to explore big questions regarding health and disease. Associate Professor of Biology Karin Heckman and Sarah Johnson ’82 Professor of Biology and Psychology Ana Estevez illuminated the benefits of majoring in biomedical sciences at a liberal arts institution, shared what makes St. Lawrence’s program unique, and illustrated how faculty and staff will support their students’ wide range of possible career aspirations.
This month, Danica Cunningham ’13 invites our listeners into the world of music therapy, where she forges connections with her clients through all kinds of musical mediums. As Danica shares her love of music, she also provides concrete ways that music can support mental health and introduces elements of the local music scene in Burlington, Vermont.