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Faculty in the Department of Psychology are engaged in research that falls into all Five graduate areas of specialization:

Behavioral and Cellular Neuroscience

Clinical Psychology

Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience Psychology

Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Social & Personality Psychology

Undergraduate students interested in getting involved in research, be sure to see our Undergraduate Research page.

In addition to the Department of Psychology’s 6 areas of specialization, we have overlapping research interests that bridge traditional areas of psychology. These primary research themes include:


  • Affective Science
  • Diversity Science
  • Neuroscience
  • Personality and Individual Differences


In addition, many faculty are engaged in interdisciplinary research bridging areas within psychology as well as across disciplines. Please visit the Interdisciplinary Research page for more information about our interdisciplinary work.