Department of Psychology

What You Will Learn

Our Mission

The Rollins College Psychology Department uses the methods and content of psychological science so that you will (1) understand the reasons behind your own and others’ behavior; (2) become competent and critical decision makers; (3) respect human diversity; and (4) fulfill your social responsibilities.

Global Citizenship

Global Citizenship

Psychology is diverse, so you will be exposed to a variety of fields and perspectives within the discipline to gain a broad-based knowledge and appreciation of how psychologists seek to understand the world.

Responsible Leadership

Responsible Leadership

Psychology is practice, so you will gain experience in applying psychological principles and methods to understanding and solving “real world” problems.

Psychology is collaborative, so you will work with the faculty and your peers inside and outside the classroom in order to draw on the expertise of others, share individual areas of expertise with others, and create a supportive learning community.

Productive Careers

Productive Careers

Psychology is science, so you will learn the philosophy and principles of science and be well versed in theory, methods, and statistics (i.e., the foundations of scientific inquiry).

Psychology is challenging, so you should expect a curriculum that requires you to question your preconceptions, to practice skeptical inquiry, to engage in analytic and synthetic thinking, to show tolerance for views that you may not share, and to struggle with work that is difficult but often rewarding.

Meaningful Lives

Meaningful Lives

Psychology is honorable, so you will learn the values deemed important in psychology and strive to comply with accepted ethical principles in research and practice.

Psychology is empowering, so although the faculty and curriculum offer guidance to you in your courses and endeavors, you ultimately will be responsible for shaping your own educational experience. 

Department of Psychology
Rollins College
Bush Science Center
1000 Holt Ave. – 2760
Winter Park, FL 32789
T. 407.646.2227
vlong@rollins.edu