Emeriti: (Professors) Albert Bandura, Gordon H. Bower, Lyn K. Carlsmith, John H. Flavell, Albert H. Hastorf, Leonard M. Horowitz, Eleanor E. Maccoby, David Rosenhan, Roger N. Shepard, Claude Steele, Barbara Tversky, Philip G. Zimbardo
Chair: James L. McClelland
Professors: Nalini Ambady, Laura L. Carstensen, Herbert H. Clark, Geoffrey Cohen, Carol Dweck, Ian H. Gotlib, James J. Gross, John D. Krumboltz, Mark R. Lepper, Ellen M. Markman, Hazel R. Markus, James L. McClelland, Dale Miller, Lee D. Ross, Ewart A. C. Thomas, Anthony Wagner, Brian Wandell, Jeffrey J. Wine
Professor (Research): Anthony Norcia
Associate Professors: Jennifer L. Eberhardt, Anne Fernald, Kalanit Grill-Spector, Brian Knutson, Benoit Monin, Jeanne L. Tsai
Associate Professor (Teaching): Catherine Heaney
Assistant Professors: Lera Boroditsky, Michael Frank, Noah Goodman, Samuel M. McClure, Gregory M. Walton, Jamil Zaki
Lecturers: Amie Haas, Beverley Hartman, Jennifer Winters
Courtesy Professors: William C. Dement, Gary H. Glover, Jon Krosnick, Tanya Luhrmann, William T. Newsome, Anne C. Petersen
Department Offices: Jordan Hall, Building 420
Mail Code: 94305-2130
Department Phone: (650) 725-2400
Web Site: http://psychology.stanford.edu
The department, housed in Jordan Hall, maintains shop facilities and many computer-equipped laboratories. Bing Nursery School, located on campus at 850 Escondido Road, provides a laboratory for child observation, training in nursery school teaching, and research. It was constructed with funding from the National Science Foundation and a special grant from Mrs. Anna Bing Arnold and Dr. Peter Bing.
The department provides
- courses designed for the general student
- a major program leading to the degree of Bachelor of Arts, including options for honors and a specialization in one of four content area tracks
- an undergraduate minor program
- a coterminal master's degree program leading to the degree of Master of Arts
- programs of graduate study and research leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy
- a Ph.D. minor
Applications are not accepted for the master's degree except as noted below.
MISSION OF THE UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM IN PSYCHOLOGY
The mission of the undergraduate program in Psychology is to introduce students to the corpus of data on, and explanations of, human nature and behavior. Through the study of abnormal behavior, aging, child development, cognitive processes, decision making, emotion, group behavior, infancy, language, learning and memory, personality, social perception, visual perception, and other related topics, students are introduced to the properties of sensory, cognitive, and affective systems, and of their interrelationships to the reciprocal effects of one person on another and to the effects on behavior of the physical, social, and cultural environment. The major provides students with preparation for professional careers in computer science, business, counseling, education and law or medicine as well as for graduate work in Psychology.
The department expects undergraduate majors in the program to be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes. These learning outcomes are used in evaluating students and the department's undergraduate program. Students are expected to demonstrate:
- an understanding of core knowledge within the discipline of psychology.
- the ability to communicate ideas clearly and persuasively in writing.
- the ability to analyze a problem and draw correct inferences using qualitative and/or quantitative analysis.
- the ability to evaluate theory and critique research within the discipline of psychology.