Couple and family psychology
Mental health evaluation and policy
Biology of Language
First and Second Language Acquisition
Infant Learning and Memory
Memory and Learning
Neuroimaging and Psychophysiology
Sleep and Cognition
Visual Perception and Attention
Ethology and Evolutionary Psychology (EEP)
Evolutionary Psychology of Life History Strategy and Social Deviance
Evolutionary Neuroscience and Comparative Cognition
Behavioral Ecology, Socioecology, and Quantitative Ethology
Attitudes and Persuasion
Racial and ethnic identity
Self-concept and self-esteem
Social psychology of health
Stereotyping and prejudice
Terror Management Theory (TMT)
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Our graduate Ph.D. program provides concentrations of study in four distinct (although interacting) program areas: Clinical Psychology; Cognition and Neural Systems (CNS); Ethology and Evolutionary Psychology (EEP); and Social Psychology. In addition, we offer sub-programs of specialization: Program Evaluation and Research Methods (PERM) and Forensic Psychology.
These graduate programs and specialization vary in specific contents and research methods, but all share basic goals that are compatible with our philosophy of training and the mission of our University as a Research I institution.
Clinical Program Student Data
A graduate student's curriculum is composed of a set of departmental core requirements, which include:
- A course on the history of psychological theories and research, a three-course sequence on statistical methods in psychological research and the use of computer software in executing statistical analyses, an empirical Master's thesis, written and oral comprehensive examinations, and an empirical Doctoral dissertation.
- Courses in the major program.
- Courses in a minor area which may be chosen from the departmental graduate programs, or offerings from other departments or colleges at the University.
Although the Psychology Department does not offer a specialization in Developmental Psychology, we have several faculty members who conduct research with children and can mentor students in the developmental area, including LouAnn Gerken and Rebecca Gomez. We also cooperate wit the Law College on a joint Ph.D. & J.D. Program. Students interested in this program should apply to both the Law College and to one of the four program areas in psychology.
In addition, a specialized Ph.D. program in Developmental Psychology is offered through the division of Family Studies and Human Development at the University of Arizona (http://cals.arizona.edu/fcs/fshd/graduate).