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

Motherly Article

Lindsay Taraban's  Child Development paper is featured on popular parenting site! See Article 

Apologies Research

Faculty member Karina Shumann and Grad Student Anna Vazeou-Nieuwenhuis are featured in articles for their research on apologies. 

See Article Vazeou-Nieuwenhuis  See Article Shumann

Pittwire

Congrats to Lauren Oberlin and her PhD advisor, Kirk Erickson, for her recently featured review paper demonstrating that exercise and physical activity can promote recovery from stroke. See Article

Pitt in the News

Thanks to Lauren Hallion, for talking to Today online about how to relax and not let anxiety get the better of you See Article