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Welcome to the Department of Psychology

Psychology is the study of human behavior - how people grow and develop, how they think and learn.

Psychologists use scientific methods to understand learning, motivation, life-span development, personality, normal and abnormal behavior, group and social behavior, the physiological mechanisms of behavior, sensation and perception, and the application of psychology in the workplace.

The department has a variety of facilities to provide learning and research opportunities. Laboratories for vision, infant development, animal learning, and behavioral physiology are available for faculty and student research.  Rooms equipped with one-way observation windows, video and other monitoring equipment are available for counseling, testing and human research.

The department has arranged for intern and practicum experiences for our students with a variety of community agencies.

News and Events:

  • At the end of Spring, 2014 the Department gathered to celebrate the terrific service of Dr. Samuel Fung, who is stepping down as the Psychology Department's Chairperson at the end of the year.  Sam served as Chair from 2005-2014. Surprise guests included all the former Chairs of the Department.
  • Psychology Department faculty, Dean Denton, and former Chairs:


  • Past and current chairs, from left to right:  Linda Rudolph, Stuart Bonnington, Garland Blair, Sam Fung (outgoing Chair), David Denton, Kevin Harris (incoming Chair), Buddy Grah, and Susan Kupisch.
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