Why Psychology?

  • Do videogames teach people to be aggressive?
  • How can eyewitness accuracy be improved?
  • Why do people make false confessions?
  • How do you learn a new language?
  • What do brainwaves tell us about thinking and feeling?

Intrigued? Psychology addresses all of the above and each of these questions is being scientifically investigated in our department. Such research is particularly important in today's world where technological progress seems to have out-distanced knowledge of human behavior. Psychology majors can serve as research assistants to help faculty determine the answers. 

Opportunities in Psychology

Volunteer/internship practica, research assistantships, an annual poster competition, and involvement with Psych Club and Psi Chi are encouraged activities which you can learn more about by clicking here.

Careers in Psychology

"What can I do with a psych degree?" is a common question.  Check out this career list to begin brainstorming and then visit the Post-ISU Planning page to learn more.

Contacts in Psychology

Click here for undergraduate advising contact information or e-mail psychadv@iastate.edu.

Students in Psychology

Current psych majors are doing some very amazing things!  Check out the most recent Student Spotlight to see what just one student has accomplished as an ISU Psych major.

Angel has participated in numerous campus organizations and the National Student Exchange Program.  His advice to younger students is "Introduce yourself to your instructors and don't be afraid to ask for help.....".

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