Why Psychology?

  • Do video games 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.  Check out the Get Involved and Resources pages.

Careers in Psychology

"What can I do with a psych degree?" is a common question.  Check out the Post-ISU Planning page to learn more about careers and preparation for Graduate School.

Undergrad Advising Contacts in Psychology

E-mail psychadv@iastate.edu or stop by W022 Lagomarcino Hall.

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.

Kathryn has been active in Psych Club, Psi Chi and Psych research.  Her advice to younger students is "try out many of the clubs and become a leader"...