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  • We want our students to do psychology, not just read about it. While you build a scientifically rigorous foundation in the discipline, you will also design studies, analyze and interpret data, communicate your findings, and have the opportunity to apply these skills in real-world settings. Our curriculum is multidisciplinary, and spans social, clinical, developmental, cognitive, and biological/neuroscientific aspects of the field. We believe in working closely with our students both in the classroom and our laboratories. Undergraduates are deeply involved in our research programs exploring the psychology of health-related behaviors, the neuropsychology of bilingualism, the use of technology to teach coding concepts to children, the social construction of depictions of mental illness, and many other topics. We believe this active, engaged approach to learning is the best possible preparation for your life after Lewis & Clark, both as a professional and a scientifically literate citizen.


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  • No one can give you a better sense of what it’s really like to study psychology at Lewis & Clark than our current students and recent alumni.

  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/9519-cristian-cortes-cortes"><img src="/live/image/gid/186/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/75107_PEO-C4-1117-0426.rev.1539637211.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4><a href="/live/profiles/9519-cristian-cortes-cortes">Cristian Cortes Cortes</a></h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">BA ’20</div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> Gervais, Oregon</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong> Gente Latina Unida (coleader), Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement (peer mentor), Phonathon ambassador</div><div class="student_profile_quote"><em><p> I believe being exposed to a number of ideas or techniques is what enhances the liberal arts education.</p></em></div></div></div></div>
  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/9486-serena-saba"><img src="/live/image/gid/7/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,800,534/72607_fud_6387.rev.1528400013.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4><a href="/live/profiles/9486-serena-saba">Serena Saba</a></h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">BA ’19</div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> Dana Point, California</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong> Basketball, Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) representative, active yogi, behavioral therapist for a man with autism</div><div class="student_profile_quote"><em><p> I love the ability to be a DIII athlete and focus on academics while still playing the sport I love.</p></em></div></div></div></div>
  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/5991-joe-iliscupidez"><img src="/live/image/gid/7/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1585,1058/60162_peo-c4-0416-0010.rev.1461878377.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4><a href="/live/profiles/5991-joe-iliscupidez">Joe Iliscupidez</a></h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">BA ’16</div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> Fontana, California</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong></div><div class="student_profile_quote"><em><p> I think L&C has helped me become the outstanding young man that my parents envisioned me to be.</p></em></div></div></div></div>
  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/10653-helen-hitz"><img src="/live/image/gid/186/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/78739_CAS-0419-SPP-Hitz-010.rev.1559684640.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4><a href="/live/profiles/10653-helen-hitz">Helen Hitz</a></h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">BA ’21</div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> Omaha, Nebraska</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong> Associated Students of Lewis & Clark (ASLC), Feminist Student Union (FSU), New Student Orientation (NSO), Pioneer Success Institute (PSI)</div><div class="student_profile_quote"><em><p> Lewis & Clark has given me the tools to become a better student and a better person.</p></em></div></div></div></div>
  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/9485-joelle-hakoum"><img src="/live/image/gid/7/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,800,534/72606_fud_6074.rev.1528399079.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4><a href="/live/profiles/9485-joelle-hakoum">Joelle Hakoum</a></h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">BA ’20</div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> Homs, Syria</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong> International Students of Lewis & Clark (ISLC), TCK Club, tutor for Arabic and Chemistry, volunteering</div><div class="student_profile_quote"><em><p> My high school was very large so I wanted to try smaller classes where there is more focus on students’ needs and understanding.</p></em></div></div></div></div>
  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/8320-jessye-lavine"><img src="/live/image/gid/7/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,2048/68057_jessye_lavine_photo.rev.1505150151.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4><a href="/live/profiles/8320-jessye-lavine">Jessye Lavine</a></h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">BA ’16</div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> Mill Valley, California</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong> Women’s Soccer, Javelin for Track and Field, French Club</div><div class="student_profile_overseas"><strong>Overseas program:</strong> Strasbourg, France</div><div class="student_profile_quote"><em><p> Lewis & Clark is the reason I have my job.</p></em></div></div></div></div>
  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/13059-max-morrish"><img src="/live/image/gid/186/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,507,480/84253_MaxMorrish.rev.1592599683.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4><a href="/live/profiles/13059-max-morrish">Max Morrish</a></h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">BA ’22</div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> Ashland, Oregon</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong> College Outdoors</div><div class="student_profile_quote"><em><p> When you have the opportunity to take a wide variety of really engaging classes it makes you question your own values and interests.</p></em></div></div></div></div>
  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/9449-riley-arnold"><img src="/live/image/gid/186/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/74939_PEO-C4-0418-0964.rev.1539032690.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4><a href="/live/profiles/9449-riley-arnold">Riley Arnold</a></h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">BA ’19</div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> Monument, Colorado, and Tampa, Florida</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong> Founder of People to People Permaculture, LC Psychology Collaborative Researcher, Garden Educator and Manager at Abernethy Elementary School, The City Repair Project Placemaking Liaison and Permaculture Designer, LC Student Academic Affairs Board (SAAB) Tutor, Portland Community College Garden Volunteer Educator, The People’s Food Cooperative Volunteer, and Farmer’s Market Intern</div><div class="student_profile_quote"><em><p> I was drawn to Lewis & Clark because I loved the excited energy of the campus and the dedicated and ingenuitive spirit of the students. I could feel, and still do, that big things were happening here and I wanted to be a part of it.</p></em></div></div></div></div>
  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/8304-eric-hawkins"><img src="/live/image/gid/7/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1367/68029_erichawkins.rev.1504909014.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4><a href="/live/profiles/8304-eric-hawkins">Eric Hawkins</a></h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">BA ’18</div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> Tracy, California</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong> Football</div><div class="student_profile_quote"><em><p> I love the small classes and the personal attention I get from my professors and coaches.</p></em></div></div></div></div>
  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/8303-dejour-williams"><img src="/live/image/gid/7/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1367/68028_dejourwilliams.rev.1504908385.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4><a href="/live/profiles/8303-dejour-williams">Dejour Williams</a></h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">BA ’19</div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> Austin, Texas</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong> Football</div><div class="student_profile_quote"><em><p> I came to Lewis & Clark for the outstanding academics and the opportunity to continue playing football.</p></em></div></div></div></div>
  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/10666-maggie-beutler"><img src="/live/image/gid/186/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/78698_CAS-0419-SPP-Beutler-007.rev.1559241986.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4><a href="/live/profiles/10666-maggie-beutler">Maggie Beutler</a></h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">BA ’21</div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> Portland, Oregon</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong> Resident Advisor</div><div class="student_profile_overseas"><strong>Overseas program:</strong> India fall 2019</div><div class="student_profile_quote"><em><p> Lewis & Clark encouraged me to be who I really was.</p></em></div></div></div></div>
  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/9088-emma-ray-wong"><img src="/live/image/gid/7/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1367/71524_emmabossenwong.rev.1521564658.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4><a href="/live/profiles/9088-emma-ray-wong">Emma Ray-Wong</a></h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">BA ’20</div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> Boston, Massachusetts</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong> Phonathon, Photography Club, Earth Based Spirituality Club</div><div class="student_profile_overseas"><strong>Overseas program:</strong> Beijing, spring 2019</div><div class="student_profile_quote"><em><p> I love both psychology and studio art so much I couldn’t bear to pick just one, so I decided to double major!</p></em></div></div></div></div>
  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/8305-hannah-ring"><img src="/live/image/gid/7/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1367/68030_hannahring.rev.1504909439.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4><a href="/live/profiles/8305-hannah-ring">Hannah Ring</a></h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">BA ’19</div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> Ashland, Oregon</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong> Admissions Tour Guide and Lunch Host, Student Leadership Services Volunteer</div><div class="student_profile_overseas"><strong>Overseas program:</strong> India and Ireland</div><div class="student_profile_quote"><em><p> I chose Lewis & Clark because after I came to visit it felt like how the word <em>home</em> makes me feel.</p></em></div></div></div></div>
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  • <div class="flexbox"><div class="student_profile_image item"><a href="/live/profiles/8965-charlotte-brownstone"><img src="/live/image/gid/7/width/310/height/310/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1367/71353_charlottebrownstone.rev.1519942442.jpg" alt=""/></a></div><div class="student_profile_content item"><h4><a href="/live/profiles/8965-charlotte-brownstone">Charlotte Brownstone</a></h4><div class="student_profile_details"><div class="student_profile_class">BA ’20</div><div class="student_profile_hometown"><strong>Hometown:</strong> San Francisco, California</div><div class="student_profile_extracurriculars"><strong>Extracurriculars:</strong> Watzek Student Advisory Committee (SAC), College Democrats Club, Sailing Club, Wind Symphony</div><div class="student_profile_quote"><em><p> I loved how Professor Leonard incorporated current events and supplementary readings into the course, rather than just having us read out of the textbook.</p></em></div></div></div></div>
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