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Psychological Science

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The Department of Psychological Science provides challenging and engaging opportunities for students to acquire the knowledge, skills, and abilities of psychology as a scientific discipline. The department follows the American Psychological Association’s 2013 standards of undergraduate education, supporting faculty who:

  • Deliver high quality teaching
  • Create research opportunities
  • Foster close student-faculty mentorship


Department Chair
James Diller
Webb Hall, Room 231
(860) 465-0214
(860) 465-4541
Dale Dubina
Webb Hall, Room 122
(860) 465-4540
(860) 465-4541
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Programs of Study

  • Eastern’s Psychology program provides a solid scientific background for students seeking a research, teaching or service career in the behavioral science or mental health fields. Through coursework and extensive applied learning experiences, psychology majors develop an understanding of the diversity of human behavior and the variables that influence it. Students receive a firm grounding in the science of psychology, including courses in research methods and statistics, from faculty whose own research reflects the breadth and diversity within the field. Six concentrations in Behavior Analysis, Cognitive Neuroscience, Developmental Psychology, General Psychology, Industrial-Organizational Psychology, and Mental Health Counseling allow students to focus their studies in preparation for graduate school or employment. A Psychology minor is also available.

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  • The only undergraduate program of its kind in New England, Eastern’s multidisciplinary Labor and Human Resources major teaches students how to evaluate issues related to work and employment relationships. With a focus on creative, analytical and critical thinking, the program offers a unique approach to complex employment issues. Students develop a critical perspective and understanding of the roles of workers, employers, unions, institutions and labor laws. Faculty members come from the Business, Economics and Psychology departments.

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