Psychology

Moyer Hall Facilities

Completing the academic circle around Muhlenberg College, Moyer Hall features state-of-the-art classrooms and lab spaces. The building is shared with the Education, Philosophy, and Religion Departments.  The eastern half of the second floor of Moyer is devoted to Psychology Department faculty offices. The offices are near computers and seating areas available to students which facilitates informal interactions (and often deep relationships) among faculty and students.

There are 12 shared classrooms in Moyer, each with full media capabilities and one with computer stations for students that integrate technology into the teaching/learning process. There are also two classrooms dedicated exclusively to psychology. Both offer advanced technological and organizational flexibility, allowing for close student-faculty interactions during class. That flexibility is an especially important part of the methods, statistics, and advanced research courses which are typically taught in those rooms.

The entire basement of Moyer Hall is dedicated research space for psychology. The space includes rooms for small group experiments, cubicles to run individual participants, and a dedicated interview room for qualitative research. We have advanced hardware and software designed to assist with data collection, including E-Prime and reaction time response boxes, Qualtrics, Mousetracker, and Biopacs. To analyze data, we primarily use SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences), which is available across campus. 

Our animal facility is housed in the New Science building and allows for learning and memory research with rodents. Student researchers conduct studies using the sand maze, odor discrimination digging task, operant chambers and elevated plus maze.

These resources complement those available to all students at the Trexler Library and via campus-wide Information Technology.