Welcome to the Department of Psychology at Colorado State University. As a contemporary science and applied profession, psychology represents a rational and systematic attempt to understand human behavior by studying the processes of development, perception, learning, motivation and thinking, and the relationship of these processes both to the physiological and social functioning of humans. As a psychology student you will study a broad coverage of the discipline, have the opportunity to utilize technologies and tools for research, and prepare for a graduate education or diverse career path all under the supervision of field leaders.
Researchers at Colorado State University are making advances in understanding the links between socioeconomic status, sleep and brain development in children. Their approach combines MRI scans of brain structure and function with family surveys on aspects like household income and economic hardship, which can often influence children’s sleep patterns.
“I found pieces of who I am through my experience at CSU. It’s heartwarming to know that I can set my mind to something and can accomplish it. It is rewarding to know that I can help students of all backgrounds to feel their most authentic.”
Sarah Hervey, a second-generation professor, continues to leave a legacy at Colorado State University by creating a brand new course in the Department of Psychology.