Mission Statement

We provide opportunities for students to study the domains of psychology and develop a skill set that includes critical and creative thinking, ethical reasoning, effective communication, collaborative engagement, and the use of the scientific method.  We also seek to engage students in transformative learning opportunities such that our graduates will embrace diversity as lifelong learners and socially responsible citizens of the commonwealth, the country and the world.

Psychology Students with President Niemi

Learning Objectives

  • Broad knowledge of Psychology: The student will demonstrate their acquisition of knowledge about the science of psychology in each of the following domains:  research methodology, biopsychology, learning and cognition, developmental psychology, sociocultural psychology, and clinical psychology. 

  • Writing: The student will write an APA compliant paper that fulfills a prompt from a writing intensive psychology course.

  • Ethics: The student will demonstrate knowledge of ethical principles and ethical reasoning.  

  • Professional Readiness: The student will demonstrate knowledge and skills about ways to collaborate effectively on a team project as one facet of their readiness to function in a professional context. 

  • Research Methodology: The student will demonstrate their knowledge and skill designing and interpreting research that address a question relevant to psychology.

Our Programs

Our Programs


Dr. Nicole Rossi, Chair

O’Connor Hall Rm 242
Ext. 4861
nrossi [at] framingham.edu (nrossi[at]framingham[dot]edu)


Nicole Carey, Administrative Assistant

O'Connor Hall Rm 216

ncarey [at] framingham.edu (ncarey[at]framingham[dot]edu)

Framingham State University
100 State Street
PO Box 9101
Framingham, MA 01701-9101

Photo of Dr. Nicole Rossi

Nicole Rossi, PhD

Associate Professor, Chair, Psychology
O'Connor Hall, Room 242
Photo of Patricia Thomas

Paul Bruno, PhD

Professor, Philosophy
O'Connor Hall, Room 254 - Office Hours: TU 9:00 am - 10:20 am & F 10:30 - 12:00 pm
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Robert Donohue, PhD

Professor, Psychology and Professor, Program Advisor and Prospective Student Advisor, M.A. - Counseling Psychology
O'Connor Hall, Room 259
Deborah McMackin

Deborah McMakin, PhD

Professor, Psychology
O'Connor Hall, Room 250

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