- To conduct and disseminate innovative scientific research that impacts the discipline and provides service to the community
- To train outstanding doctoral-level research scientists and practitioners
- To provide a one-of-a-kind undergraduate education that prepares students for life-long learning through the development of critical thinking skills and a broad intellectual perspective
In addition to our 6 areas of specialization, we have overlapping research interests that bridge traditional areas of psychology. These research themes include:
We offer undergraduate training in Psychological and Brain Sciences to approximately 1,400 students. We engage students in opportunities for field experiences and research with faculty and graduate students. We focus on developing the ability to think critically about how to ask and answer questions about human and animal behavior, with the goal of improving the human condition. Students have opportunities to learn from scholars who are leaders in the field on a variety of topics in psychology.