The UMass Lowell Psychology Department enables students to understand human behavior and cognition, contribute solutions to human problems and respond to a changing world.
Why Study Psychology at UMass Lowell?
We offer small classes in a wide variety of subjects. Our students work with and learn from a distinguished group of faculty who are leaders in their fields. Many are nationally recognized authors, editors of journals, investigators on groundbreaking research, presidents of national organizations and collaborators in the Lowell community.
Meet Our Students
I realized there was all this opportunity on campus to do research and get paid.
Selena Tran found lots of research opportunities at UML, including a study of gorilla behavior at the Franklin Park Zoo.
Students Nick and Elizabeth Raymond are siblings with completely different interests and personalities. In fact, the main thing they share is a genetic condition. They’re living proof that a disability doesn’t define you.
In early 2016, Asst. Prof. of Psychology Yana Weinstein started tweeting advice to panicked students on how to study effectively. A colleague, Asst. Prof. Megan Sumeracki at Rhode Island College, quickly joined in. Now the website for their group The Learning Scientists, its Facebook page and its Twitter feed at @AceThatTest have thousands of followers.
The Southeast Asian American Studies Conference at UMass Lowell drew scholars and policymakers, artists and activists from around the country for three days of shared learning and performance.
Neil Shortland of the Center for Terrorism and Security Studies has won a $531,000 grant to study military decision-making jointly with HEROES, the Army’s Natick Soldier Center and researchers at Tufts University and the University of Liverpool.