Our Areas of Emphasis

  • Clinical Program

    Trains clinical scientists who will apply basic psychological and biological knowledge to the understanding of major clinical psychological and health problems

  • Cognitive Program

    Domains of strength include: Language, reading, and text processing, High-level cognition, complex learning and instruction, and Cognitive neuroscience

  • Developmental Program

    Trains students in socio-emotional development, cognitive development, language development, and social-cognitive development

  • Social Program

    Prepares students to make significant empirical and theoretical contributions to social psychology

  • Bio-Health Program

    Trains students in understanding biological, psychological, social, and behavioral determinants of physical health and disease

  • Teaching Program

    The Teaching Program is a home for teaching-focused faculty and teaching mentorship

  • Clinical Program

    Trains clinical scientists who will apply basic psychological and biological knowledge to the understanding of major clinical psychological and health problems

  • Cognitive Program

    Domains of strength include: Language, reading, and text processing, High-level cognition, complex learning and instruction, and Cognitive neuroscience

  • Developmental Program

    Trains students in socio-emotional development, cognitive development, language development, and social-cognitive development

  • Social Program

    Prepares students to make significant empirical and theoretical contributions to social psychology

  • Bio-Health Program

    Trains students in understanding biological, psychological, social, and behavioral determinants of physical health and disease

  • Teaching Program

    The Teaching Program is a home for teaching-focused faculty and teaching mentorship

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News and Events

2019 Pitt Honors Fellowships Awarded to Six Psychology Students

Six undergraduate students in the psychology department were awarded with prized Honors Fellowships for the Fall 2019 semester. Applications for the Spring 2019 semester open soon!  

UHC Research Fellows 

Caitlin Convery   “The Impact of Parents’ Use of Math Elicitations on Children’s Math Performance”

Adwoa Imbeah    “Influences on Children's Ability to Spontaneously Focus on Number”

Amanda Makara  “Investigating Impulsive Behaviors and Corresponding Brain Regions in Bulimia Nervosa (BN)”

Chancellor's Undergraduate Research Fellows 

Anisha Venkatesh “How Parents’ Attitudes and Activities in Math Affect Children’s Math Performance”

Sarah Pitulski        “Quality Analysis of Parent-Child Interactions and the Relation to Mathematical Achievement”

Chancellor’s Undergraduate Teaching Fellow

Josephine Coyle    “Peer Workshops and Lab Work”

 

Faculty Member Receives Award in Affective Computing

Congratulations to Dr. Jeffrey Cohn for receiving the first Association for the Advancement of Affective Computing (AAAC) Fellow Award for his contributions to the Affective Computing Field.  

Psychology Graduate Student Experiences at Pitt

Listen to graduate students Lindsay Taraban (Cognitive Developmental Prgram) and Susie Chen (Social Psychology) describe what it's like to be a graduate student in psychology at Pitt.

In these videos Lindsay and Susie discuss the unique opportunity pitt psychology graduate students have to study in joint programs, create community connections, and collaborate with different departments and universities across Pittsburgh.

Dr. Danny Shaw and Dr. Anna Marsland also make an appearance to highlight the importance of mentoring relationships in the psychology department's graduate programs. 

Cognitive Developmental Program  

Social Program 

 

Graduate Student Awarded a 2019 Ford Foundation Fellowship

Congratulations are in order for Esther Palacios-Barrios, a graduate student in the Clinical-Developmental program. Esther has won a 2019 Ford Foundation Fellowship, an award meant to increase diversity among university faculty. See More.