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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Faculty Featured in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - January 14, 2019

"Poverty is a sledgehammer,” said Jamie L. Hanson, an assistant professor in Pitt's Department of Psychology who studies the effects of poverty on the brain. “It hits at so many different places in people’s lives, from disrupting and challenging family situations, to kind of these larger-scale stressful experiences in your community, to maybe not having all of the economic resources, and these things then interact.”

PittWire News

Molly Bowdring, a fourth-year PhD student in clinical psychology, took the lead on a recent paper that linked alcohol use with perceived physical attractiveness. See Article

Pittwire

Kathryn Roecklein is featured by NBC news and Today in a series of articles about seasonal changes in daylight and mood See Article 1 See Article2

Congratulations

Jamie Amemiya has received the National Academy of Education (NAEd)/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship, one of the most competitive and prestigious dissertation fellowships in Educational Science!