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    Psychology (BA)

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    Adult Bachelor's Program Admission Information Session
    Tuesday, December 10, 6:00 p.m.

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    Saturday, December 14, 3:00 p.m.

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    Wednesday, December 18, 5:00 p.m.

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    Admission Contact
    Office of Undergraduate Admission
    72 Fifth Ave.
    New York, NY 10011
    212.229.5150 or 800.292.3040

    Program Contact
    Lisa Rubin
    80 Fifth Ave., Room 605
    New York, NY 10011
    212.229.5727 x3104

  • Earn a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in a program open to transfer students, adults, and other nontraditional undergraduates. Study the science of the mind, behavior, and human experience and gain broad knowledge in areas including human development, personality, psychopathology, social and organizational behavior, language and cognition, and neuroscience. The program combines academic study with research training and a senior capstone.

    • Degree Bachelor of Arts
    • Credits 120 (up to 84 transfer credits)
    • Format Full-time or part-time, on campus or online
    • Start Term Fall or Spring

    Career Paths

    Course offerings at The New School prepare students for graduate study in academic or applied psychology, including at The New School for Social Research's renowned psychology programs, and in psychology-related human service fields such as social work and counseling.

  • Learn from and work with faculty mentors who are academic scholars and professional leaders in psychology fields.

  • Featured Courses

    • For years, psychological research was shaped by a belief in universality that effectively ignored the impact of culture. Recently culture has received more serious consideration in psychological theory. Psychologists have begun to examine cultural influences on moral development, cognition, and m...

    • How might looking at the history of studying the human mind deepen our understanding of psychology today? This course covers key figures, concepts, and developments in the history of psychology from the Renaissance to the present. We will look closely at the interdisciplinary roots of psychology,...

    • Although desired and pursued, intimate, loving relationships often present us with our hardest work in life. In many ways, our relationships shape the way we view the world. Our ways of relating are based on our unique inner object relations. The term "object" refers to a mental representation of...

    • How has Western psychology understood the concept of Gender? How have conceptualizations of Gender changed over time? Over the past 35 years, feminist psychologists have challenged what we study, who we study, how we study, and what we (think) we know about gender in psychology. Feminist psycholo...

    • This course discusses how personality can be understood through a variety of theoretical perspectives, including psychoanalytic, trait-based, biological, behavioral, cognitive, and humanistic approaches. In addition, we will examine personality assessment from a variety of approaches. Further, th...

  • The Psychology program introduces students to cutting edge research and contemporary theory in order to understand human thought, emotion, and behavior. Our curriculum emphasizes the importance of culture and context and is uniquely ‘New School’ in situating Psychology within a larger interdisciplinary landscape. Our graduates engage in a range of pursuits including graduate study in Psychology, Social Work, and Organizational Behavior, or working directly in the non-profit and for-profit sectors.

    Lisa Rubin, Associate Professor of Psychology
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