Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behavior. The discipline embraces all aspects of the human experience — from the functions of the brain to the actions of nations, from child development to care for the aged.

Psychology is one of the most popular undergraduate majors and helps prepare for careers in psychology, counseling, law, social services, education, business and many service industries. You can tell your future employer that your understanding of human behavior is essential to being successful in the workplace! Your greater understanding of relationships and the well-being of others is not only useful in your life but also makes you a better supervisor.

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Featured Psychology Courses

Introduction to Psychology

Introduction to Psychology is a study of individual and social behavior including its psychological and physiological bases, development, motivation, emotion, perception, learning and behavior disorders. This course is a prerequisite for several college transfer courses in psychology.

Developmental Psychology

Developmental Psychology covers the principles of human growth and behavioral development, from conception to death. Topics include methods of studying human behavior, theoretical approaches, individual differences, patterns and sequences of development and relationships with peers and others.

Human Sexuality

Human Sexuality covers how intimate relationships develop, how to maintain warmth and closeness in relationships and how sexuality is expressed throughout the life cycle. Also covers practical information regarding sexually transmitted diseases, contraception and pregnancy.

Full-time Psychology Faculty

Justin Aoki, Ph.D.
Office: E3864, Truax

Jenna Behm-Lawton, Ph.D.
Office: E3868, Truax

Dawn Delaney, Ph.D. (Department Chair)
Office: B3221, Truax

Maryann Dubree
Office: 170, Watertown

Christopher Dyszelski, Ph.D.
Office: D2649, Truax

Eugenia Friedman
Office: E3880, Truax

Julia Haseleu, Ph.D.
Office: B3235, Truax

Brad McDowell, M.S.
Office: 308A, Health Education Building, Truax

Steven Medall. M.A.
Office: E3864, Truax

Trey (Felix) Mireles
Office: 341, West 

Carola Pförtner, Ph.D.
Office: 233L, Goodman South Campus

Part-time Faculty

Each semester, the Psychology Department is joined by highly qualified part-time faculty. These instructors are a vital component of our college and they teach in the Madison metro area and also in Portage, Reedsburg, Fort Atkinson and Watertown. Part-time faculty are a central and much appreciated part of the Madison College Psychology Department!

Please consult the college employee directory for the email and phone of your part-time faculty.

Contact the School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Madison Truax Campus
Main Building, C2433

1701 Wright Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53704