This minor provides students with a comprehensive background in psychology: the science of behavior and the mind. Students will examine core ideas, theoretical foundations, empirical research, and practical applications intended to enhance their understanding of psychological science and of themselves and others. Students also will have the opportunity to explore a range of topics in which psychological processes are at work, including the human nervous system, sensation and perception, language acquisition, cognition and learning, social development and interaction, and mental illness and psychotherapy.
The Psychology minor requires 16 credits, including PS 101 : Introduction to Psychology, and three courses from the list below, two of which must be taken at Emerson, and one of them being at the 300 or 400 level. Students who minor in both Psychology and Science may not double-count SC 213 or SC 312 .