You’ll learn first-hand from outstanding professors with a wide range of expertise, including experimental psychology, child psychology, counseling, cognitive psychology and biological psychology.
WHY STUDY PSYCHOLOGY AT THE COLLEGE OF IDAHO?
C of I students regularly work with faculty members on psychology research, such as a National Science Foundation-funded project investigating memory and attention. Psychology students at C of I often present their findings at local, regional and national research conferences.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOR PSYCHOLOGY MAJORS/MINORS
A psychology major or minor enables you to acquire skills valued in a wide range of professions. For those wishing to pursue a career requiring graduate education in psychology, The College of Idaho’s faculty will advise you on your options for graduate school opportunities, pursuing a career in research or applied psychology, and your ultimate goals.An understanding of psychology can also help a business owner know how to deal with customer complaints, help teachers provide classroom experiences that maximize learning, train medical personnel to understand ways to help patients' comply with prescriptive advice, and provide actors and writers with a better understanding of the foibles of human (mis)behavior.
Dr. Minear's Cognitive Plasticity Lab
From the welcome page, "Plasticity, the ability of the brain to change in response to the environment, is at the heart of what we study. How does what we experience be it media, education, video games, meditation or other experiences affect our ability to pay attention, to learn and to successfully pursue our goals? What changes might recent developments in technology and how we spend our leisure time affect our minds? Are these changes largely for the better or are some for the worse? Can we deliberately choose and design experiences that will target and improve specific mental processes and will they show transfer to real world outcomes?"
For more information, you can learn more about Dr Minear's research, sign up to participate in Dr Minear's research, or read about the research of Cognitive Plasticity Lab (supported by NSF grant).