March 24, 2020
Kenyon is suspending its residential program and transitioning to remote instruction. Read more about Kenyon's response to COVID-19.
At Kenyon, psychology is taught as the scientific study of human and animal behavior and mental processes.
The department is known for its emphasis on research, and students have extraordinary opportunities for both independent study and collaborative work with professors in a range of fields, from cognition in the elderly to behavioral pharmacology.
To fully understand the foundations of psychological behavior, students select from courses in learning and motivation, perception, physiology, neurophysiology and the psychology of language. Expressions of these concepts in social situations are examined in courses in child development, abnormal psychology, the social psychology and theories of personality, to name a few.