Psychology is and has always been a cornerstone of Teachers College. In 1899 Edward Lee Thorndike joined the faculty of Teachers College to extend his research and teaching on the psychology and learning of children, and in 1904 psychologist and philosopher John Dewey joined the faculty. Today, comprising more than one third of our faculty, eminent, accomplished psychologists conduct groundbreaking research in a variety of fields of psychology. Some students prepare for research careers in academia or industry; others work in schools; and many seek to address the educational, professional and other psychological needs of individuals, families, groups, organizations, schools, institutions, and communities across the lifespan and around the world. Students learn to work effectively with individuals of diverse ethnic, racial, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Emphasizing the link between research and practice, Psychology at TC combines an abiding commitment to social justice with an insistence on rigorous scientific method.