As a community-based researcher, Professor Katy Morgan partners with schools and other youth-serving organizations to understand, promote, and sustain empowering community contexts where young people can engage in social change efforts and promote community wellbeing. Learn more about her Design Your Neighborhood initiatives and partnerships with other organizations.
What factors shape the way we develop, think, and act? What defines our relationships? Psychology uses scientific approaches to investigate and understand the human condition. Psychology at Sewanee aspires to take that further.
why study psychology at sewanee?
Both in and out of the classroom, Sewanee students do more than learn about psychology—they do psychology. And they do it with increasing attention and commitment to Psychology for the Public Good. How might a deeper, more nuanced understanding of psychology impact the lives of others? And how might that orientation shape the very nature of the questions we ask, the methods we use, and who is involved in that process? Our dedicated faculty equip students with a rigorous foundational understanding of psychological principles and the creative and varied methodological approaches that inform our understanding of thought and behavior, and think together with them in discovering how to apply their knowledge and skills toward creating a more just and equitable world.