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Welcome to the Psychology Program at Ramapo College

Psychology Program ClassroomThe Psychology Program offers a rich and varied experience for students.  Our program is designed to guide students through foundational, traditional, and radical theories, perspectives, and research skills.  Our faculty represent diversity in approaches and areas of expertise, while sharing a commitment to the core values of social justice, personal development, and civic engagement.

Since the start of the college in 1969, Ramapo’s Psychology program has been at the forefront of service learning and experiential learning, requiring all students complete a fieldwork course and engage in on-site learning.  Through these internships students are able to apply their knowledge, gain experience, and get a taste of the field.

In addition to socially focused and experiential learning, students have the opportunity to work directly with faculty on faculty led research projects, and are supported in their own original research.

Our course offerings, experiential learning opportunities, and the close relationships students can forge with faculty, not only help to prepare students for a variety of careers, but also for deep and thoughtful engagement with the rapidly changing and diverse world.

Psychology Program Quick Overview  Psychology Program Requirements


Psychology Program Fall 2018 Colloquium Series

All colloquia will be held in G-253 from 3:00 to 4:30pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Gordon BearDr. Gordon Bear

October 3, 2018

The Tabula of Human Nature Was Never Rasa, and Evolutionary Psychology is Reading it

Dr. Bear is a retired Professor of Social Psychology of Ramapo College of New Jersey


 Dr. Amy S. Joh                                                                                                                                    

October 24, 2018

 Learning to Think Spatially

Dr. Joh is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Seton Hall University and is the director of the Child Learning Lab


Dr. Francesca Scafuto

November 14, 2018

What Drives Ecological Behavior: Protest Against Landfills, Recycling, and Critical Consumption

Dr. Scafuto is a Fulbright Scholar and is visiting from the Political Science Department and the Psychological and Social Research Lab at the Federico II University of Napoli in Italy


Adrielle Matos

December 12, 2018

Semiotics Dynamics in University Trajectories of Black Students

Adrielle Matos is a Ph.D. student at Federal University of Bahia in Brazil and is a CAPES scholar (Brazilian Federal Agency for Research)