Psychology Department

Psychology is part of the School of Mind, Brain, and Behavior (MBB), and is housed within the College of Science, in keeping with our strengths in scientific research and science-based training. Psychology is by its very nature interdisciplinary, and our faculty and students interact and collaborate with other MBB programs and departments—Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, and Speech, Language and Hearing Science—as well as an extensive list of academic units across the campus including Psychiatry, Family and Community Medicine, Physiology, Neurology, Radiology, Sociology, Linguistics, Anthropology, and Biomedical Engineering, among others.

Respect, Excellence, Integrity

We value people through collaboration and collegiality, treating faculty, staff and students with respect, embracing diversity and diverse opinions, and inviting community and business partnerships. 

We strive for excellence by advancing innovative and multidisciplinary research, striving for excellence  in teaching, and giving back to the broader community. 

We demonstrate our commitment to integrity by embracing ethical standards, honesty in research, and honoring our commitments.


Advancing the science of psychology from infancy to old age
Psychology is the scientific study of the mind — from the basic mechanisms of the brain to the environmental and social influences that shape our behavior – and how the mind continues to evolve throughout the lifespan. 


Healthy Minds, Healthy Brains, Healthy Lives
Through innovative and multidisciplinary research, we advance our basic understanding of the mind and brain, promote successful development and aging, and create innovative treatments for optimizing mental health.  By engaging students, we prepare the next generation of scientists and leaders in society.