World of Psychology

The World of Psychology is designed for incoming freshmen who intend to major in psychology.  The focus will be to educate students about all the different branches of psychology and to prepare them with the tools needed to be successful at UAlbany.

Click here to view the World of Psychology brochure!


As a member of the World of Psychology, you will live with other incoming freshmen who share your interest in psychology.  You can study together, attend social and co-curricular programming together, and have a supportive network of peers right from the start.  Friendships form quickly in L-LCs!


The World of Psychology will take some courses together in the fall and spring semesters of freshman year and attend psychology themed events together.

Fall 2016 L-LC Courses
Freshman Seminar:  World of Psychology
Psychology 101:  Introduction to Psychology

Spring 2017 L-LC Courses
Your spring L-LC courses, which you will take together as a community, will be finalized mid-fall.  Seats will be reserved for you in each designated L-LC course.

Examples of co-curricular events:

  • Guest speakers knowledgeable in the many areas of psychology and psychology research 
  • Social gatherings with your L-LC friends 
  • Exploring different careers that psychology majors pursue
  • Planning for your future as a psychology major through panel discussions, events and activities 


As a member of an L-LC you will have a built-in community of friends and colleagues right from the start!

Friends:  Study and socialize with fellow L-LC members. Tackle those first-year courses with your friends by forming study groups where you live!

World Ambassadors:  "Learn the ropes" from peers selected from last year’s most engaged L-LC students. If you are an engaged member of your L-LC, you may become a World Ambassador your sophomore year!

Community Assistant:  Meet weekly with an upper-class/graduate student to plan or attend social, academic, and community service events.

Lead Faculty Member:  Get to know a member of the faculty outside of the classroom at weekly lunches in your own dining hall!
World of Psychology Lead Faculty: Professors Bob Rosellini and Dayna Newton
Weekly L-LC Lunch:  Wednesdays 11:30am-12:25 pm

Academic Advisor: Nicole Clause

World Representatives:  Leadership opportunities abound in the L-LCs! Earn a spot as your World Representative by being a leader in your L-LC! World Representatives are elected by the L-LC in October to represent the group at meetings throughout the academic year.

Eligibility:  The World of Psychology is open to incoming freshmen who intend to major in psychology.