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Psychology

Your lab work will begin with your first course, and the hands-on approach to study will give you an early grounding in the scientific method. You will find many opportunities for research and fieldwork, for instance during a semester at the New England Center for Children.


Sabrina Yurkofsky '15

Communication, psychology and an alumna’s path to the TV industry

As a Hamilton College student Sabrina Yurkofsky ’15 wanted to pursue a career in the television industry, and she majored in two subjects she thought would help her get there: communication and psychology. With help from the College Career Center, she did internships related to the field. And she received a prestigious Hamilton fellowship that allowed her to spend her senior year doing a research project to evaluate sexism on television and its effects on viewers. The work combined both disciplines. (Note: communication is now offered only as a minor at Hamilton.)

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Hannah Schacter '12

A graduate’s progress: on track for a Ph.D.

Hannah Schacter ’12  is earning a doctorate in developmental psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles.  She discovered a passion for developmental research at Hamilton College; she was riveted by work that shows how bullying has an impact on  children’s later adjustment, be they victim or perpetrator.

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