Psychology

The Simpson Psychology Club took at trip to the Gore Museum in St. Joseph, Missouri on April 16 to learn about the history of psychological treatments. Students were able to view an older version of an EEG, various ways of calming patients, and even try on straight jackets to feel what it was like for those patients.

Group photo with Don

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A psychology degree from Simpson offers a diverse area of study that includes social processes, learning, memory, personality, human development and psychological disorders.

At Simpson, every psychology major gets hands on experience, whether its working on a research project or completing an internship. These experiences very likely contribute to the fact that we have a 100 percent placement rate in student applications to present research at the annual Midwestern Psychological Association Conference.  

More than 40 percent of Simpson psychology students go on to graduate school at places like Penn State University, University of Illinois, University of Northern Iowa, University of Minnesota and the University of Iowa. A degree in psychology prepares you for a myriad of career choices or further study in fields like education, counseling, business and mental health.  

Great options for campus involvement include Psychology Club — a social group that offers educational and volunteer opportunities. Eligible students are encouraged to join Psi Chi, a national psychology honors society.