Department of Psychology
Chairperson: Dr. Duane M. Jackson
Office Location: Dansby Hall, Room 210
Office Number: (404) 215-2626
Office Fax: (404) 215-2754
The objectives of the Morehouse College Psychology Department are: to equip students with an understanding of the basic and evolving theories and concepts in psychology; to provide a strong foundation for understanding the basic principles of research in the behavioral sciences; to prepare students, academically and professionally, for advanced graduate training in psychology and related fields; to provide students with an awareness of the African American experience, and other cultural perspectives as they relate to psychology; to equip students with skills and experiences for understanding and working effectively with the social and psychological problems encountered by African American and other communities; to enhance the liberal arts experience with training in written and oral communication skills; to encourage and provide training in critical and creative thinking; to encourage ethical behavior and a tolerance for ambiguity, reflecting the values of the discipline of psychology; and to foster self-understanding, self-improvement and insight into others’ behavior.