Psychology is a remarkably broad field that studies mind and behavior at all levels of analysis ranging from the micro to the macro; from single cells to complex systems; from individuals to groups and cultures; and from invertebrates to humans. Some of these endeavors connect with the biological sciences and others with the social sciences. Psychologists are increasingly collaborating with scientists in neighboring disciplines as analytical, methodological, and theoretical advances continue to result in new subfields that blend the biological and social sciences. The Department is organized into five Ph.D. program areas:

Cutting across these areas and knitting them together are three research themes: