Since our founding in 1974, an education at William James College has meant classroom instruction that creatively integrates psychological theory and research with critical self-knowledge and clinical illustrations offered by supervisors, colleagues and a practitioner faculty.
William James (1842-1910), the founder of American psychology, is considered to be one of the most influential and innovative thinkers of the 19th century. He was mentor to, among others, John Dewey, the architect of experiential learning. William James championed diversity and access to education across race and gender lines, advocated for openness to wide ranging social perspectives, and promoted a more practical application of psychology.
We officially adopted the name William James College on May 7, 2015. We're proud to attach our institution to James' important legacy.