Psychology Department

The University of Arizona
Psychology Department


We are part of the School of Mind, Brain, and Behavior (MBB), 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 our campus. 

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.

 Our Mission

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. 

 Our Vision

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. 


healthy minds

Healthy Minds

healthy brains

Healthy Brains 

healthy lives

Healthy Lives