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Psychology

Constance Pilkington, chair of the psychology department, takes notes from the observation room in the dyadic interaction suite. The wide range of courses offered by the Department of Psychology reflects the diversity of the discipline as well as the interests of our faculty and students. Classes cover topics as different as neuropsychology, the intellectual history of psychology, lifespan from infancy to old age, people as individuals and as members of a group, and both adaptive and maladaptive behaviors. In addition to traditional academic offerings, the department maintains active ties to local human service institutions and organizations. Many of the department's faculty members are licensed clinicians with considerable practical experience.

The Department was established in 1946 and has 18 full-time and 5 part-time faculty for over 350 students. The Department offers a masters degree at William and Mary and a Psy. D. in Clinical Psychology through a consortial program sponsored by the College, Eastern Virginia Medical Authority, Norfolk State University and Old Dominion University. The program is administered by the Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology (VCPCP), a program fully accredited by the American Psychological Association.