About Psychology at LVC

Do a quick Google search for “Lebanon Valley College baby babbling,” and you'll see that Professor Rachel Albert has received a lot of media attention for her research on how infants learn language—including on NPR's Hidden Brain podcast! Dr. Albert and the rest of LVC's psychology faculty will include you in their work to understand human behaviors and the brain.

LVC's Psychology Program is built on a scientific foundation that you can apply to real-world issues. You'll have the option to complete your capstone requirement through either internships or research.

Recently, our psychology majors have completed internships at Dauphin County Probation and Parole, Hershey Medical Center, and Kindred Place. Our graduates are prepared for positions in the workforce or graduate studies in a range of areas such as psychology, neuroscience, social work, medicine, business, education, and law.

Why Psychology at LVC?

  • LVC’s Department of Psychology offers the ‘best of both worlds’: experiences and facilities usually associated only with larger universities, along with the individualized instruction and personal advising of a small college.
  • Our faculty have expertise in clinical and counseling, forensic, cognitive, developmental, social, and physiological psychology. Their knowledge is complemented by adjunct faculty from area hospitals, schools, and private practice.
  • Teaching is the primary task of department faculty. However, the faculty are also active scholars, publishing their research (often with students) in a variety of peer-reviewed journals and books, and presenting at regional and national conferences.
  • All of our psychology majors gain practical knowledge through participation in either an independent and collaborative research projects under the guidance and supervision of individual faculty members; or, an internship, which enables students to receive college credit for work experience relevant to their particular interests within psychology. 

I loved being a student in the LVC Psychology Department because it felt like a family away from home. I always felt my professors were invested in me as a person and wanted me to do well.

Kathryn DeBlock ’09, M.A., Director of School and College Counseling, Mount Saint Dominic Academy