Independent Minds, Working Together

Morgan Hall
930 College Mall
Wooster, OH 44691
Phone: 330-263-2302
Fax: 330-263-2276



Psychology combines perspectives from both the social sciences and the natural sciences to gain an understanding of the processes underlying human behavior. The psychology major at Wooster stresses an empirical approach to the broad range of psychological issues and problems. The curriculum is designed to expose students to both scientific and applied aspects of the discipline, and majors become familiar with theory and research. Laboratory experience and research methodology are integral parts of courses at all levels.

The Psychology Department at Wooster is located in Morgan Hall and maintains an animal laboratory--housing rodents, birds, and primates--a statistical/computer facility, a cognitive psychology laboratory, a perception and action laboratory, facilities for biofeedback research and physiological recording, an observation chamber, audio and video recording equipment, and numerous individual rooms for testing or research.

Capuchin monkeys


Three capuchin monkeys will retire to Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary, in Gainesville, Fla. this summer after 30 years of educating College of Wooster students. Alex, Jake, and Gizmo were all born on campus, and over the past three decades hundreds of Wooster students, under the direction of Professor Claudia Thompson, have studied their cognitive abilities, tool use, cooperation, and complex social behaviors. Read more.