Brain, Mind, and Behavior
A particularly exciting trend in recent years, one that has altered the face of psychology, has been the merger of issues, theories, and methodologies from research on the neural bases of behavior, cognitive psychology, cognitive science, social psychology, and related areas.
Mental health, broadly defined, is central to psychology. It has long been a focus of interest in this department, with American Psychological Association (APA) accredited programs in both clinical and counseling psychology.
Social, Group, and Cultural Processes
The study of social and group processes is central to psychology, and our department has a long history of basic and applied research in these and related topics.
Participating in Research
Testing theory with research involving human participants is the lifeblood of scientific psychology. When you participate in in a well-designed experiment, you make an invaluable contribution to the advancement of our understanding of human mind and human behavior.