Psychology Department

How do people perceive the world? What motivates them? How do children learn? What makes us angry, or sad, or happy or depressed? How does the brain work?

These are just some of the questions you'll be able to explore in SUNY Cortland’s Psychology Department. And as you explore, you’ll benefit from far-ranging faculty expertise, innovative teaching and leading-edge technological resources.

Choose areas of study that interest you. Learn from a multitalented faculty who are experts in educational psychology, personality/social, abnormal psychology, learning, cognition, emotion, neuroscience, psychopharmacology and psychology of the exceptional child.

Practice the methods of psychology in such real-world settings as schools, counseling centers, or social service agencies. Add depth to your learning by conducting research in Cortland's first-rate laboratories.

A Cortland psychology degree can lay the groundwork for graduate school in psychology, education or social work; for law school or medical school; and for careers in research, applied psychology, counseling and a variety of other fields.


Two alumni win SUNY Graduate Fellowships

May 19, 2020
Breanna Washington ’19 and Natalie Lipari ’20 earned this singular, graduate award.

Psychology, performing arts collaborate for mock interviews

March 9, 2020
Student actors showcase skills in a forensic psychology course.

Homelessness and the dark side of home

Jan. 28, 2020
Psychologist Joseph Ferrari M ’81 queries the meaning of ‘home’ and possessions.

Deadline nears to volunteer for portraits

Nov. 26, 2019
Planned diversity posters around campus will share the rich variety of university life.

Non-trad student helping build a community

Nov. 1, 2019
Sonya Onyx has helped connect non-traditional students to share common experiences.


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