Within Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, the undergraduate Psychology program offers two majors (A.B. and B.S.) and a minor in Psychology. The degrees are designed to ensure both breadth and depth in Psychology, from neural underpinnings of thought and action to societal influences on behavior. A degree in psychology will help students become well rounded and educated citizens, who are prepared to interpret data and arguments. Psychology is excellent preparation for nearly any career in which an understanding of human behavior is important; majors go on to careers in law, medicine, education, policy, government, and academia, among others.
Research assistants in the Duke Identity & Diversity Lab, led by Dr. Sarah Gaither, visit the Museum of Life and Science twice a week collecting data for a study looking at mixed-race face perception for children ages 3-7. This research is part of a new collaboration with the Museum and Duke University. The assistants enjoy interacting with the community and getting families and children involved directly in science. This study includes a quick face categorization game that children play on iPads, during which these children are asked how they see mixed-race Asian/White faces. The data collected in North Carolina will be compared to face perception for children in Taiwan, as part of a cross-cultural study examining the role that social context plays in shaping how others are seen.