College of Humanities & Social Sciences


Psychology Area Concentration

The psychology concentration approaches the study of language from a cognitive science perspective. It provides a background in the cognitive and biological factors underlying human behavior, as well as research methodologies and data analysis techniques that are common in the social sciences. There is an emphasis on the connections between language and other aspects of cognition such as learning, memory, and perception. In addition, students will examine how language is represented and processed in the brain, and learn about some common language disorders. This concentration is good preparation for students considering graduate study in psycholinguistics or cognitive science. Because it focuses on how humans use language in everyday life, it is also good preparation for any career where communication (and miscommunication) play a central role, such as law, advertising, or technical writing.

Psychology Area Concentration Advisor

Todd Haskell
(360) 650-2720
Office Location
AI 486