The Department of Psychology is committed to a liberal education informed by the discipline of Psychology. It wants its students to liberate themselves from narrow interests and prejudices and to learn to observe reality with precision, judge events and opinions critically, think logically, communicate effectively, and sharpen aesthetics perception. The curriculum involves a body of knowledge about the nature, behavior, and experience of lower and higher organisms. It also provides an opportunity to gain specialized knowledge as a preparation for graduate study or entry into professional life. Beyond this breadth and depth of knowledge, the department encourages students to seek wisdom; that is, to develop the skills, sensitivities and understandings which can give order, purpose and meaning to one’s life making a rewarding life possible.