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
- April 5, 2018
Earlier this month, a number of Goucher students and faculty traveled to Philadelphia to attend the 2018 Conference of the Eastern Psychological Association in Philadelphia. Goucher President José Bowen was also present, giving the Social Psychology Keynote Address, titled: Technology, The Liberal Arts and the New Learning Economy: Supporting Student Development.
- March 6, 2018
Two of Goucher's Associate Professors in Psychology, Dr. Jennifer McCabe and Dr. Dara Friedman-Wheeler, recently published a chapter in a new E-Book titled Essays from E-xcellence in Teaching: 2017. The E-Book is a collection of essays, centered around various aspects of and strategies for teaching psychology, originally published in the Society for the Teaching of Psychology's PsychTeacher listserv, blog, and LinkedIn page.
- February 23, 2018
Dr. Friedman-Wheeler is back at Goucher after a Fall 2017 sabbatical at McGill University in Montréal.