Students studying psychology learn about personality, interpersonal relations, and their bases in social interaction, cognition and emotion. . Students learn to understand human nature so as to provide a reliable basis for the application of psychological principles to education, social policy, and medical treatment. They also study processes such as sensation and perception, abstract thinking, reasoning, language, and memory
Specifically, students study topics such as aging and memory, childhood and adult psychological disorders, drugs and addictions, the history of psychology, cultural diversity, gender, sexuality, psychology and law, and neuroscience. Students learn to use a variety of methods in the explorations of psychology, such as experimentation, laboratory techniques, observational procedures, measurement, and statistical methods.