A major in psychology provides training in the scientific analysis of human thought and behavior, their expression and their development. The Scripps program emphasizes understanding human actions and reactions—mental or psychological processes—through experiences such as observation, participation, and experimental investigation. Students are afforded opportunities to gain experience through field placement at nearby institutions and through collaboration with ongoing faculty research projects. Such projects include studies of human development over the life span from childhood through adolescence to old age; the role of culture in psychological development; and the influence of others on one’s thoughts, feelings, and/or behaviors.

An undergraduate psychology major at Scripps provides a solid foundation for advanced graduate training in clinical and research psychology. In addition, the major can be tailored to fit a variety of other career goals. These include careers in business and management, computer science, cognitive science, education, law, social work, and the health and medical fields.

Faculty List


Bartholomew, Ted

Associate Professor of Psychology; Chair, Department of Psychology

Catalino, Lahnna

Associate Professor of Psychology
Phone: 73244

Doucet, Jennifer

Visiting Lecturer in Psychology

Groscup, Jennifer

Professor of Psychology
Phone: 70913

Janowiak, Jillian

Visiting Assistant Professor in Psychology

Ma, Jennifer

Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology
Phone: 18992

Park, Heejung

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Spezio, Michael

Co-Director, Associate Professor of Psychology, Neuroscience, Data Science
Phone: 70914

Wood, Stacey

Professor of Psychology; Molly Mason Jones Chair in Psychology
Phone: 79505