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Psychology

In the classroom, lab, and field, our professors guide students through a scientific approach to the study of the mind.

Psychology at Lake Forest College

Through empirical investigation, faculty and students in the psychology department seek to understand the building blocks of behavior at all levels, from neural networks and sensory systems to more integrated dimensions, such as personality, life span development, psychopathology, and social interaction. 

Research

From their very first class and throughout the curriculum, psychology students will gain valuable research experience as they replicate classic research and test their own hypotheses in laboratory courses. They’ll also have opportunities to conduct advanced research usually reserved for graduate students. This intensive training in research and analysis provides marketable skills for a variety of careers.

Field Experience

Our psychology department has an extensive internship program. We have partnered with more than 70 institutions in the Chicago area to provide practical and relevant field experiences for our majors in social service agencies, hospitals, and other applied educational, organizational, or legal settings. These experiences allow counseling, teaching, research, and other skills to be cultivated in preparation for later professional training and/or employment.

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  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/2176-teresa-dastice-17"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,230,268/33486_33192_img_1748_1.rev.1475249735.jpg" alt="Teresa D’Astice ’17" title="Teresa D’Astice ’17" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="230" data-max-h="268"/></a></span></span><div class="quote"><p> “There’s a lot of stuff to get involved in on campus. <em>Step out of your comfort zone.</em>”</p></div><a class="recruit-link" href="/live/profiles/2176-teresa-dastice-17">Teresa got involved with student organizations and internships. </a>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/2115-kirsten-slora"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1541,1896/32752_kirsten_slora_cara.rev.1470069821.jpg" alt="Kirsten Slora ’17" title="Kirsten Slora ’17" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1541,1896/32752_kirsten_slora_cara.rev.1470069821.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1541,1896/32752_kirsten_slora_cara.rev.1470069821.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1541" data-max-h="1896"/></a></span></span><div class="quote"><p> “My <strong>internship</strong> really opened my eyes to all <strong>the different routes</strong> I can take with my choices of study.”</p></div><a class="recruit-link" href="/live/profiles/2115-kirsten-slora">Kirsten Slora ’17 interned at the Chicago Area Runners Association while studying psychology and communication.</a>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/2172-taylor-tuscherer-10"><img src="/live/image/gid/66/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1363,2048/33482_dsc_9814.rev.1475174386.jpg" alt="Taylor Tuscherer ’10" title="Taylor Tuscherer ’10" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/66/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1363,2048/33482_dsc_9814.rev.1475174386.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/66/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1363,2048/33482_dsc_9814.rev.1475174386.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1363" data-max-h="2048"/></a></span></span><div class="quote"><p> Professor of Psychology Guglielmi perfectly balanced the qualities I needed in a mentor—kind, persistent, jovial, tough, and wicked smart. I was well prepared for the challenges that faced me in graduate school and beyond.</p></div><a class="recruit-link" href="/live/profiles/2172-taylor-tuscherer-10">Read more about how Lake Forest prepared Taylor for grad school.</a>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/2246-nikoletta-raso-17"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/50,2,230,181/34798_34538_img_1619.rev.1480353184.jpg" alt="Nikoletta Raso ’17" title="Nikoletta Raso ’17" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="230" data-max-h="345"/></a></span></span><div class="quote"><p> “As a Chicagoan, Lake Forest College has given me the space and opportunities I needed to <strong>reconnect with the city</strong>. It’s given me new-found confidence.”</p></div><a class="recruit-link" href="/live/profiles/2246-nikoletta-raso-17">Nikoletta participated in the In the Loop Program and became a Chicago Ambassador. </a>
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  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/2224-meena-jose-16"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/4,7,212,215/34479_31502_img_1817.rev.1478102597.jpg" alt="Meena Jose ’16" title="Meena Jose ’16" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="230" data-max-h="314"/></a></span></span><div class="quote"><p> “Since going to college was my first time away from home, I didn’t want a big university. But I <strong>wanted to be <span id="0.633229401029261" class="highlight">n</span>ear a big city</strong>.”</p></div><a class="recruit-link" href="/live/profiles/2224-meena-jose-16">Meena found a home on campus, only an hour away from Chicago</a>