Psychology students talk about their experiences in the classroom and beyond.
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Student Stories

Inspired to Help Treat Addiction

Claire Cebrij’s internship at Chicago’s Haymarket Center showed her how she could help people with substance abuse.

In the News

Alumna’s Research Gains Media Attention

A study co-authored by Margaret Rooney ’07 found that men who frequently post selfies on social media are more likely to be narcissists than men who don’t.

A New Conversation

Breaking the Silence on Mental Health

Sara Hynes, the Rosa Parks Social Justice intern, is helping to start a conversation about mental health on campus.

The study of psychology is an exciting journey into new ways of thinking about the nature and function of behavior. At Elmhurst, that journey involves unique opportunities to conduct research, work closely with faculty and engage in fieldwork. It’s no wonder that our graduates say that they feel well-prepared for their work in a wide range of setting, such as businesses, hospitals and social service agencies.

The faculty psychologists at Elmhurst are top-notch professionals with wide-ranging areas of expertise. Our Ph.D.-level faculty includes specialists in cognitive, clinical, experimental, developmental, industrial/organizational and social psychology. A professor, never a teaching assistant, teaches every class here.

At Elmhurst, you’ll explore the professional practice of psychology before you graduate. Students take on fieldwork in areas including childcare, hot line/crisis intervention, rehabilitation psychology and industrial/organizational psychology. About two-thirds of our fieldwork placements lead directly to job offers.

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