Department News

  • Psyched for Life team participates in 5th Annual American Cancer Society SMCM Relay for Life and raises $5,248.50 for  research and patient support programs.
  • Volume 4 of the Psyc Alumni Newsletter Released!
  • Dr. Libby Williams was elected as 2013 Woman of the Year for the Section for the Advancement of Women (SAW) of the Society of Counseling Psychology at the APA. Congratulations, Libby!


Alumni Spotlight


Laurie (Kloster) Filer '05

Laurie (Kloster) Filer '05 earned her MA in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Middle Tennessee State University in 2008. She is currently working as a Human Resources Specialist for NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.



SMP Spotlight

Christine Kodluboy '13 with her mentor, Dr. Scott Mirabile

42 students completed an SMP in psychology in AY12-13. Congratulations to them all!

At the end of each year, mentors select particularly outstanding SMPs to be featured in our PsycSMP Showcase. 12-13 Showcase projects were written by Katherine Grein, Christine Kodluboy, Lydia Martin, Heather Palacorolla, Liza Sitz, Emma Sullivan, and Abby Vandegrift.



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Psychology is broadly defined as the study of human behavior and mental processes. Because of this you will find Psychology faculty and students involved in many different types of research including mental health, development and developmental disabilities, media influences on behavior, problem-solving and categorization, animal models of brain disease, perceptual processes and consciousness.

The Psychology Department at St. Mary's College of Maryland aims to enhance students' understanding of human behavior and mental processes and their connections to other disciplines. The psychology major emphasizes skills in communication, information literacy, statistics, and research design in an experiential-based curriculum that includes laboratory courses and a rigorous senior capstone experience. Check out our program brochure for highlights.

If you have any specific questions about our department that you don't find answered here, please contact department chair, Aileen Bailey. Comments or suggestions about our site can be sent to Angie Draheim. If you are an alum who happens to stroll through the site, fill out the psyc alumni update form to let us know what you're up to these days!

Psyc majors and faculty participate in discussions after viewing Lars and the Real Girl