Why do people do the things they do? What does it mean to be “normal”? How do we learn and remember? What does it mean to think and feel, and how do we know? People have pondered these questions for ages, and the field of psychology provides the tools to search for answers. In this upper level course, students will rely heavily upon primary sources, small group work, independent research, and student presentations,
as they explore such topics as personality theories, biopsychology, cognition, sensation, emotions, states of consciousness, abnormal psychology, and the interface between psychology and the law.


Kelly Welsh
Social Studies
“Consider that the mind is capable of an endless growth.”—Asa Burton, one of the founders, urging citizens of Thetford to establish TA in 1819
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