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. Funded and very active research programs in our department investigate processes underlying psychopathology, including development of more effective assessment and intervention strategies, focusing on clinical disorders including schizophrenia, addictive behaviors, personality disorders, and attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder. There are also active research programs on societal problems including interpersonal relationships, childhood maltreatment, homelessness, and spousal abuse.

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