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College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Department of Psychology

Department of Psychology

Department of Psychology

An inclusive intellectual community that fosters discovery and innovation

Mission: Our mission is to advance psychological science by generating and sharing new knowledge through collaborative scholarship, educating and mentoring student scholars, and contributing to the public good.

Values: We value a collaborative and integrative approach to psychological science that fosters intellectual curiosity and innovation, invests in people in a supportive and inclusive environment, and serves the public good.

Vision: To be an inclusive intellectual community that fosters discovery and innovation.

Strategic Plan

We drive discovery, prepare cross-sector leaders, share science for impact, and invest in people. We invite you to learn more.


Our department comprises 23 tenure-line faculty as well as teaching, research, clinical, adjunct and emeritus faculty. Several themes connect our scholarship across traditional areas and training programs: developmental, cognitive, & affective neuroscience; stress, coping, & health; psychopathology; and research with diverse and underserved populations.

Undergraduate program

Our undergraduate program provides a strong and broad foundation in the science of psychology.  With approximately 500 majors, we design our curriculum to support a wide range of student goals, and we offer many opportunities for involvement and hands-on experiences outside the classroom.

Learn more about our bachelor's degrees in psychology.

PhD programs

Our doctoral programs, which enroll approximately 40 students, include:

  • affect/social/cognitive
  • clinical (with an emphasis in clinical child)
  • developmental

In addition, students in any of our doctoral programs can earn a concentration in developmental cognitive neuroscience.

A strength of our department is that each of our specialty areas includes a substantial number of faculty whose interests overlap and complement those of faculty in the other areas. Many of our students work with multiple mentors and with faculty advisers outside their specific area.

Learn more about our graduate programs.

Finding Us

Find our main departmental office in the first-floor lobby of Frontier Hall, 2155 S. Race St.  Research and faculty offices are located in Frontier Hall and the ground floor of Nagel Hall.


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