Psychological Science

CMC Psychology Faculty

Psychologists study how others think, feel, and behave. The CMC Psychological Science curriculum prepares students to use psychological concepts and methods in everyday life. Students receive a breadth of knowledge and hands-on experiences in applied, professional, and scientific psychology. Additionally, consistent with CMC's emphasis on public affairs, there are courses on the application of psychology to current social issues and public policy. Interdisciplinary sequences in Leadership, Legal Studies, and Neuroscience allow students to integrate Psychological Science with other majors such as Economics, Government, and the biological sciences so that they can develop the expertise that will expand their career options. Follow the links to the left to learn more about faculty research and teaching interests, course requirements, and research labs.

Because CMC is a member of The Claremont Colleges, faculty and students have the ability to utilize the combined resources of the colleges located here in Claremont, California. Students are strongly encouraged to and often develop close, consultative relationships with faculty members. So, if you think that a major in Psychological Science might be right for you, stop in and talk with our stellar faculty.



PSI CHI Logo National Honors Society in Psychology
Psi Chi is the National Honor Society in Psychology. Every Spring, CMC Psi Chi officers determine eligibility for membership and invite these students to apply for lifetime membership.

Accelerated MA Degree Program in Psychology
CMC & Claremont Graduate University (CGU) offer psychology & neuroscience majors an accelerated MA degree in psychology from CGU 1 year after receiving the B.A. degree from CMC.

Catherine L. Reed, Ph.D
Department Chair
McElwee Family Professor of Psychology and George R. Roberts Fellow
Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience
Dept of Psychology, Claremont McKenna College
850 Columbia Ave, Claremont CA 91711
Phone: (909) 607-0740  


Linda Chavez-Nunez
Faculty Support West, Kravis 108C
Claremont McKenna College
850 Columbia Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711
(909) 607-3394

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Department of Psychological Science
Frederick Lynch, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Government, on campus.

Prof. Daniel Krauss is looking forward to flexing and highlighting his clinical and policy abilities beyond the classroom, as he takes the helm as president of the American Board of Forensic Psychology (ABFP).

An enthusiastic teacher and researcher who also leads CMC’s Psychology and Law Policy Lab, Krauss is eager to take on the challenges of the ABFP, which is the main body for evaluating and credentialing the best forensic psychologists and practices in the U.S.

Highly competitive grants awarded to four psychology professors

From investigating the resiliency of young adults to turning back the clock on memory for older populations, four professors in CMC’s Psychological Sciences department are looking at how we mentally manage our world. And their outstanding work has been rewarded with five large, highly competitive, external grants—virtually unprecedented for professors at small liberal arts colleges, especially in a single year—to fund research and further teaching at CMC.

Summer Research Program provides foundational experiences with faculty mentors

Just a week after her lab wrapped up with CMC’s Summer Research Program, Jennifer Feitosa was feeling wistful about a routine that combined valuable work with genuine camaraderie amid an isolating pandemic.

“I genuinely missed the daily connections with my students,” said Feitosa, assistant professor of psychology and director of the METRICS lab.