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Robert M. & Katherine Arnold Seeley Distinguished Professor and Chair of Psychology
2 East South Street
Galesburg, IL 61401-4999
Our psychology students have been published in scientific journals. They've presented research at conferences and won prestigious National Science Foundation Fellowships for graduate study. And, they're having fun while exploring questions that are important and interesting to them.
There are many opportunities to undertake research in psychology. Take full advantage of research in an area of personal interest through Independent Study. Complete a Senior Capstone, a project for psychology majors designed and undertaken in close, individual consultation with a faculty mentor.
And for a few dedicated students, there is College Honors, an advanced research project pursued over the course of a year and presented and defended to a faculty committee that includes a distinguished outside examiner. These outside examiners regularly say that our students' Honors projects are typically equivalent to a master's thesis in scope and quality. Here are a few projects:
Our student research is regularly published in peer-reviewed journals or presented alongside Ph.D. students at professional conferences. Here are a few recent publications and presentations:
Our students take advantage of the more than two dozen off-campus study programs. Many of our students use our global, national, and local programs to collect data for cross-cultural research projects or to supplement their classroom studies. Most recently our psychology majors have been to Barcelona, Besancon, Buenos Aires, Chicago, Denmark, Florence, Germany, India, Japan, and Tanzania.
Students can completely immerse themselves in clinical and counseling psychology by taking two courses while completing a clinical psychology internship at the same time. Clinical term students are in the same setting as clinical psychologists, counselors, and social workers. They have worked with the chronically mentally ill, the developmentally disabled, families and children experiencing a variety of difficulties in adjustment, and women and children who are the victims of domestic abuse.
There's no better way to explore the possibilities of life after Knox than internships. Here are a few of our students' recent internships:
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More than 6,600 alumni, faculty, staff, and friends made gifts to Knox during FY2019. Gifts to the Knox Fund totaled more than $3.7 million, while another $7.6 million went toward campus facility improvements, including the Phase I renovation of the Umbeck Science-Mathematics Center.