What Exactly Is Psychology?

Think about reading this paragraph. What thoughts go through your mind? How might these thoughts influence your behavior? And how does your brain enable all of these things to happen? 

That’s psychology. 

Strive to understand the brain, to figure out how it works, what influences it, and how we can predict future behaviors, actions, and reactions.

At Purchase, we’ll prepare you for a career in the psychological sciences while also giving you a better understanding of people, yourself included—which is something that will help you no matter what road you travel.