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

Live Science

Shout out to Brenden Tervo-Clemmens, a graduate student in the Clinical program, whose work on teen marijuana use was recently featured in Live Science, a online news and information source for science and technology fans. See Article

NBC News

Kathryn Roecklein provides advice to NBC News on how to increase your mood and alleviate winter depression. See Article

Fitness Goals

Congrats to Ed Orehek, whose research on the social psychology of goal setting was featured in a Lifehacker article on how to help friends with their fitness goals. See Article

Stress and Health Disparities work group report published

Thanks to Dr. Peter Gianaros and other members of the American Psychological Association’s working group on Stress and Health Disparities for their hard work. Their recently published report is sure to become an authoritative source on this vital topic See Article