"What I like about Saybrook is that the're open to exploring, and that they encourage their students to be leaders and pioneers in the field: to do something that can really contribute. A lot of traditional programs are afraid to touch that."
For those who are interested in taking a humanistic approach to psychology, studying people as people rather than as neurochemicals, reflexes, and synapses, Hoffman says there’s probably no better place than Saybrook.
"Universities have always tried to force me into one department or another, no matter what my research interests really were. But here at Saybrook, they've never tried to force me to choose a box to fit myself in."