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

Melissa Libertus featured in Pittwire

Congrats to Melissa Libertus, a featured researcher in Pittwire. Melissa is a faculty member in the Cognitive and Developmental Programs, with an internationally recognized program of research examining the development of math abilities and strategies for boosting math achievement. See article.

Diversity in the Curriculum Award: Shout out to Melinda!!!

Melinda Ciccocioppo was awarded one of the few Diversity in the Curriculum awards from the University for her hard work in transforming her Intro Psych class! The award was offered to faculty who made changes to a course in order to positively impact diversity and inclusion in the classroom.  Changes made to Melinda's course included coverage of research by female psychologists and psychologists of color who are often overlooked in Introduction to Psychology textbooks, as well as more in-depth discussions of gender and sexuality, prejudice, racial identity development, and multicultural approaches to therapy.  Audible gasps were heard when it was noted that she reaches over 1200 students per year.

CNN News!

CNN calls upon the expertise of Karina Schumann, a faculty member in the social program, to report on the role of apologies in recent sexual misconduct cases See Article

American Psychological Association Dissertation Award

Kudos to John Dimoff, for being awarded an American Psychological Association Dissertation Award. John, a student in the Clinical-Health program working with Dr. Michael Sayette, studies smoking and nicotine addiction.