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

Professor Heads Major Study on Exercise and Mental Function

Kirk Erickson, Professor in the Department of Psychology, is leading a five year study funded by the National Institue on Aging to identify how exercise can reduce declining mental function in old age. Such discoveries can help researchers develop effective drugs against Alzheimers. See Article. 

Apologizing Too Much?

In the New York Times Article titled, "No, You Don't Have to Stop Apologizing," Assistant Professor Karina Schumann describes why studies generally find women to be more apologetic than men. See Article.  

Professor receives "Test of Time Award"

Congratulations to Professor Jeffrey Cohn and colleagues for receiving the "FG2019 Test of Time Award" for their 2000 paper "Comprehensive Database for Facial Expression Analysis." The award was presented at the 14th IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition Ceremony. See Article. 

Psychology Student Wins Fulbright Scholarship

Congratulations to Ivy Yen, a Psychology and Lingustics double major and 2019 graduate, for receiving a prestigious and competitive Fulbright Scholarship. Ivy is on her way to teach English in South Korea!  See Article.