The Psychology Department promotes the science of psychology as an integrated discipline of distinct subspecialties. Each of these emphasizes the contributions of theory, research and practice to our capacity for describing, understanding, and predicting behavior and mental processes while respecting the diversity of people in the context of a global society.
The Department provides instruction to undergraduate and graduate students who are either Psychology majors or enrolled in Psychology courses. The Department provides an appropriate number and variety of courses for students majoring in psychology leading to the bachelor's degree, master's degree, or doctoral degree, as well as service courses for other disciplines.
The Department provides opportunities for students to explore careers in psychology by encouraging student research and field placements. To enhance these student opportunities, the Department supports faculty research and service in the diverse areas of psychology.
Specifically, our mission is to generate knowledge of basic psychological processes and contextual influences on psychological and physical functioning,