The Department of Psychological Sciences represents the combined strengths of the fields of psychology and communication sciences. We offer two undergraduate majors: Psychology and Communication Sciences, as well as two minors: Psychology and Communication for Health Professionals. Students can tailor their experience to meet their own career and educational goals. This can be accomplished in many ways, including through independent studies and experiential learning opportunities with faculty, honors Capstone projects, and Pathways. Pathways provides student with guidance to structure coursework based on their specific career interests. Pathways include Clinical, Lifespan Development, Pre-Health, Neuroscience, and Research. Students may choose several Pathways that meet their needs.

We also provide graduate programs, including a masters in Communication Sciences, and three Ph.D. programs: Communication Sciences, Clinical Psychology, and Developmental, Cognitive, and Affective Sciences (DCAS). Our Ph.D. students conduct cutting edge research, learn effective and engaging pedagogical skills, and those in Clinical Psychology and Communication Sciences programs learn to provide empirically supported treatments in a variety of settings.

Department News and Highlights

Sandra Russ edits new book with contributors from the College and alumni co-editor

Sandra Russ, Distinguished University Professor and Louis D. Beaumont University Professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences, is the senior editor of the recently published Cambridge Handbook of Lifespan Development of Creativity. One of the co-editors, Jessica Hoffmann, was once her graduate student. Along with Russ, two other College...

Amy Przeworski receives NEA grant as extension of her EHI award

Amy Przeworski, associate professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences, received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for a project she developed in collaboration with Christopher Bohan, instructor in the Department of Theater. The project, which received seed funding from the college’s Expanding Horizons Initiative, will...

10 science-backed strategies to lose weight while maintaining your muscle gains

Shape: Julie Exline, professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences, explained how women may eat more to please others, and how to stand up to such pressure when in a group of friends. Generally speaking, “women score slightly higher than men on people-pleasing measures,” she said. Read the full article...

Students learn in 3D using HoloAnatomy

Having the opportunity to interact with the human body has a much different experience than watching a presentation or looking at photos in a text book. Rachel Mulheren, assistant professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences, can attest to this after a semester of utilizing HoloAnatomy with HoloLens to teach...

Student IMPACT: New Program Promotes Diversity, Inclusion in Audiology

The United States is home to a racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse population. In contrast, there is remarkably little diversity among audiologists. Drs. Jessica Sullivan and Lauren Calandruccio are determined to help change that. Dr. Sullivan is an Assistant Professor and interim Department Chair in the Department of Communicative...

Lauren Calandruccio’s IMPACT Program receives additional funding

Lauren Calandruccio’s IMPACT Program in the Department of Psychological Science launched in September 2020. Since its start the program has gained traction, attention and now additional funding to continue. Learn more about the program and its recent success in The Hearing Journal’s October cover story.

Is your child 6-9 years old? Are they typically developing? It’s Play Time! (remotely!)

The Neurodevelopment Research Lab at Case Western Reserve University is recruiting typically developing, school-aged children (ages 6-9) for a remote pretend play study. Eligibility: Child between the ages of 6-9 at the time of enrollment No diagnosis of any developmental disorder Access to a computer/laptop with video capability for remote...

Is your child 6-9 years old? Do they have a diagnosis of autism? It’s play time! (remotely!)

The Neurodevelopment Research Lab at Case Western Reserve University is recruiting school-aged children (ages 6-9) with Autism Spectrum Disorder for a remote pretend play intervention study. Eligibility: Child with a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder via ADOS or ADI-R Child between the ages of 6-9 at the time of...

 

We are accepting applications for Fall 2022

 

Developmental Psychology MA (application deadline January 15)
Communication Sciences MA (application deadline January 15)
Communication Sciences PhD (applications accepted on rolling basis)

 

Questions? We’d love to hear from you! psychsciences@case.edu