Psychology

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Ranked as one of top 100 "great schools for psychology" by The Princeton Review, Roanoke College's psychology department focuses on this subject as a science. The small class size enables the department to offer top-notch training in research, analysis and other scientific skills that is often absent at large universities. Every psychology major, for example, learns firsthand how to conduct an experimental study. Many students go on to carry out independent research projects and present their findings at regional and national conferences. These experiences are invaluable for students to be accepted into graduate school. We also integrate career guidance into our classes in order to help our graduates succeed after college.

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    Psychology majors Urecki, Tripp and Gladfelter

    Roanoke featured in Princeton Review's Best 385 Colleges

    Roanoke College is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review, which features Roanoke College in the just-released 2020 edition of its guide, “The Best 385 Colleges.”

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    Dr. Osterman and Dr. Ackley honored with Dean’s Council awards

    Osterman’s students say she is especially responsive and challenges them to achieve. Ackley’s work has influenced local policy and community projects by encouraging healthy behaviors in young people.

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    Southard honored for her diabetes advocacy

    Roanoke graduate Sally Waters Southard ‘77 received the Living and Giving Award for her service to JDRF.

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    Student Awarded Project Funding from International Psychology Honors Society

    Psychology major, Kiah Coflin ’19, and Dr. Powell awarded funding for research project on romantic relationships from the International Psychology Honors Society.

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