Learning Community

Learning Community

Fostering connections and building futures in psychology

What can the Psychology Learning Community do for you?

We are dedicated to providing an excellent learning opportunity and a successful transition to college life for first-year students with an interest in psychology. Our goal is to provide an environment where you can make connections with peers and with department faculty. You will have opportunities to:

  • Learn strategies to foster your personal development and academic success
  • Learn about careers and explore special topics
  • Earn credit toward your degree through a weekly one-hour seminar
  • Take several general courses with your learning community members
  • Live with learning community members on the same residence hall floor (optional)
  • Meet current students who provide support as your peer mentors
  • Feel the benefits of a small college experience, with the excitement of a major university

During our seminar, you’ll learn about “Psychology in Action.” Your learning community will explore one or more specific themes, such as the Psychology of Happiness and Well-being and A Bright Future for Every Child—Overcoming the Disadvantages of Poverty. This includes movie discussions, field trips and service learning in the community.

Learn more about:

Psychology Freshman Learning Community

Psychology Transfer Learning Community

Learning Communities at Iowa State