Psychology department updates image with new name, proposed new major

The Psychology Department at Washington University, in an attempt to better reflect the work done by both students and faculty within the department, has changed its official name to the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. The Psychology department, housed in the Psychology building, is undergoing a name change. The change, which was designed to better describe a department where many professors center their research around quantitative neuroscience, has also been followed by a proposal to add a second major to the department which focuses specifically on neuroscience within the field of psychology. While the second major is still only a proposal, it further demonstrates in practice what the new name suggests: That the department has continually evolved in the past few years, its focus on neuroscience ever increasing. Deanna…


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