Psychology is the science of our minds and our actions – how we perceive and remember the world around us, how we develop, and how we interact with others. It looks at “normal” people whose thinking and behavior promote their well-being, and “abnormal” people who are breaking down because of social or biological influences.
The program in psychology at Middlesex is both rigorous and flexible, offering a solid background for a number of later career and educational choices. For students not concentrating in psychology, the Department offers a diverse curriculum, from introductory psychology to a range of survey courses in the major sub-disciplines of psychology, including personality, social psychology, human development, and abnormal behavior. For students who wish to concentrate in Psychology, the Department offers an AA program in Liberal Arts that attracts about seven hundred students majoring in psychology each year.