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Psychology is the science of behavior and mental processes. Many psychologists use scientific methods to study behavior, while others are professional practitioners who use psychological knowledge and technology to help solve individual and social problems. General areas of psychology include learning and memory, sensory systems and perception, and thought and language. Applied fields include clinical psychology, counseling, industrial/organizational psychology and school psychology. Graduates can pursue careers in psychology or in allied fields including medicine, dentistry, law, social work and education. 

The Yeshiva College Department of Psychology has two laboratories in Belfer Hall, on the Washington Heights Wilf Campus. The labs are equipped with computers and printers along with software for word processing, data analysis, graphing, spreadsheets, control of experimental equipment, bibliographic databases, Internet access and numerous other applications. Qualified upperclassmen may receive permission to take courses at Yeshiva University’s Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology.

Mission Statement: 

The mission of the undergraduate psychology program at Yeshiva College is to prepare students to (a) apply knowledge of psychological science to future scholarly and career endeavors, (b) to critically evaluate psychological and other social scientific research, and (c) to design and implement studies to address psychologically relevant questions.  The psychology department seeks to do this by guiding students in developing their knowledge of statistics and research methodology, as well as the major subfields of psychology, including biological, cognitive, developmental, personality and social psychology.

Student Learning Goals: 

  • Know the major concepts, theories, and issues relevant to the discipline of psychology and its major subfields. 
  • Analyze the major concepts, theories, and issues relevant to the discipline of psychology and its major subfields.
  • Critically evaluate psychological and related social scientific research.  

For more information about the Psychology Department at Yeshiva College, please contact Professor Ariel Malka at amalka@yu.edu