Dr. Raquel Henry, professor Stacy Walker, center, and professor Tony Foster look at resources in the college’s new Psychology Lab.

Students in Lone Star College-Kingwood’s Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) division have a hands-on tool to learn about psychology.

The division recently opened its Psychology Lab in the library to further support the college’s goal toward student success. The brainchild of Stacy Walker, professor of psychology, the lab houses virtual rats, experimental games, various books, interactive resources as well as a brain or two.

“This lab is 12 years in the making. We are pleased to offer this hands-on learning technique for our students,” said Walker, who is also the behavioral sciences department chair and advisor for the psychology club. “Our innovative division looks forward to growing with the college and providing a Psychology Lab blueprint for many disciplines and the college to follow.”

During the semester, the Psychology Lab is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30-1:30 p.m. During this time, Walker, students, and psychology club members explore various aspects of general psychology.

“In our second year as a new division, we are excited to offer opportunities to expose our students to experimental psychology,” said Dr. Marie Sesay, dean of instruction for the SSH division. “We also plan to create a Crime Lab for our criminal justice students as well as space to display dozens of historical artifacts to expose our students to the various disciplines that have shaped our society today.”

The SSH division offers a variety of behavioral science courses such as psychology, sociology, criminal justice, anthropology and economics that are needed for many of the associate degrees offered at the college. 


 

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