Center for Psychology
The Center for Psychology represents a diverse and highly interdisciplinary field
of study that involves the application of systematic methods of inquiry to the exploration
of behavior, mental processes, and social relationships. Our mission is to educate
students in the core knowledge and skills of the discipline of psychology, together
with Goucher’s unique perspective that reflects a history and tradition of respecting
diverse viewpoints and methods and connections with other traditions and disciplines.
Across the varied perspectives represented in our Center, we strive to create an open,
supportive, challenging and vibrant learning culture. We value sharing our passion
for the field of psychology through close and active mentoring inside and outside
of the classroom. We encourage and model experiential learning in the form of community
engagement, social justice, active involvement in research, collaborative construction
of knowledge, and self-directed exploration. Students cultivate the skills, knowledge,
and attitudes that will position them well to facilitate their own and others’ holistic
development and well-being. The Center for Psychology offers a major and minor in
Center for Psychology News
- March 14, 2019
During the first weekend of March, student members of research teams and Goucher professors traveled to New York City to attend the 2019 Eastern Psychological Association Conference.
- May 2, 2018
Goucher Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Psychology Dr. Jennifer McCabe recently published two articles. Both center around the study of undergraduate education and student learning.
- May 2, 2018
This year, Goucher students, faculty and staff released a revised version of the Campus Climate Survey. Dr. Rick Pringle, Dr. Janet Shope, Dr. Julie Chernov Hwang, and Lucia Perfetti-Clark were the central faculty and staff members who worked to revise and expand on the previous survey from 2016. Goucher students Margaret Ratrie, Sarojini Schutt, Joe Alston, Ivelisse Rivera, Anna Bloomfield, and Nia McQueenie served as research assistants on this project. These students offered input on potential effects of the survey on students and to ensure that the survey would be useful to Goucher students.