Hope's Department of Psychology is nationally recognized. Our psychology majors regularly earn advanced degrees in psychology and related fields at some of the nation's top graduate schools.
  • Hope offers award-winning instruction from professors who are committed teachers and also active researchers and writers. 
  • Faculty members have published numerous journal articles, research reports, textbooks, and multimedia instructional materials. 
  • Students collaborate with faculty members on a broad range of research topics. Recent research topics include stereotypes and prejudice; forgiveness, the psychophysiology of emotion; language acquisition in children; and children's perceptions of God.
  • Hope has an outstanding record for undergraduate research, having won one or more highly competitive research awards from the International Honor Society in Psychology in 11 of the last 12 years. 
  • Department facilities include psychoacoustic, physiological and social cognitive laboratories. 
  • You'll have opportunities to pursue internships with over 40 organizations in West Michigan.
  • You can study and intern in Chicago or in Philadelphia.
  • You can study psychology internationally in countries such as Australia and Scotland.
Hope College Department of Psychology

35 East 12th Street

Holland, MI 49423

Dr. Scott VanderStoep, Chair