The Psychology offers courses in the science of psychology, experimental psychology, the brain and behavior, cognition, decision making, drugs and behavior, personality development, social cognition, evolution and behavior, psychopathology, consciousness, cognitive neuroscience, relationships, statistics for behavioral scientists, perception, animal behavior, abnormal behavior, child development. The 3000 level contains advanced and specialized courses, most of which are given in a seminar format and require instructor permission.
Psychology is and has always been a cornerstone of Teachers College. Some students prepare for research careers in academia or industry others work in schools and many seek to address the educational, professional and other psychological needs of individuals, families, groups, organizations, schools, institutions, and communities across the lifespan and around the world. Students learn to work effectively with individuals of diverse ethnic, racial, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Emphasizing the link between research and practice, Psychology at TC combines an abiding commitment to social justice with an insistence on rigorous scientific method.