Fall 2021 Guidance/COVID-19 Information

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.


News

Model EU’s 2021 pandemic edition

June 3, 2021
The Cortland team maximized this year’s virtual simulation of European-style government.

Introducing The Study Place Project Online

Feb. 5, 2021
This new collaborative project aims to help students make the most of their study time and find the resources they need to be as successful as possible.

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.

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