Carnegie Mellon University
August 31, 2015

Psychology Department Turns 100

Psychology Department Turns 100 Psychology Department Turns 100

The first day of classes is always an exciting time as it marks a new beginning for faculty, staff and students.

But, the start to the 2015-16 academic year is extra special for one of the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences’ core departments. The Department of Psychology was founded in 1915 with a focus on applied psychology.

Over the past century, it has become a major force in cognitive science, cognitive neuroscience, computational modeling, developmental psychology, social/health psychology and the science of learning.

Activities are planned throughout the year to celebrate the Psychology Department’s 100th anniversary, including:

ANNIVERSARY COLLOQUIUM SERIES: August 2015 – May 2016
CÈILIDH EVENT: October 2015
CENTENNIAL SYMPOSIUM & REUNION: Spring 2016

For more information and to share your CMU Psychology memories, visit:
www.psy.cmu.edu/100years.

On social media, use the hashtag, #CMUPsych.

See below for more photos from the Psychology Department’s history

Baker Hall in 1909

CMU’s Psychology Department faculty in 2013

Four department heads

View more photos from the Psychology Department's 100-year history.

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By Shilo Rea