- How does the brain learn and remember?
- Why and how do some people age better than others?
- Why are some people more stressed than others and how do health behaviors (sleep, exercise) play into this?
Through courses, research and applied experience, the Psychology undergraduate can explore questions like these. The focus of the Psychology department is on basic scientific research and emphasizes a high level of undergraduate involvement. The faculty conducts research in diverse areas including cognitive science, health and well-being, spatial orientation, sensation, perception, memory, life-span development and aging, the effects of brain damage and many other areas.
Given the broad training in quantitative and research skills, psychology students from Brandeis are sought after in a wide range of professional areas including marketing and consulting, government and public policy, and social and mental health services. Many graduates go on to graduate school in law, business, education, medicine, public health, speech pathology, social work, and psychology.