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 learned a lot from being here in terms of talking, listening to people and understanding their point of view.
Captain in the Turkish military. Former world champion in the 1,500 meters. Passionate promoter of cross-cultural student exchanges. There’s a lot you wouldn’t guess about graduate student Burhan Colak if you walked past him on South Campus.
The Career & Co-op Center is targeting FAHSS majors with several innovative programs, including Employer-in-Residence days and a one-credit course on career preparation.
Christopher Allen, an assistant professor of psychology, has been awarded a prestigious grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to further his research on sexual violence and prevention.
In study-abroad course in Czech Republic, Assoc. Prof. Jana Sladkova’s students see immigration issues and refugee crisis through different lens.
A group of psychology, math, engineering and education professors and students, working with fiber artists, are using textiles to teach STEM concepts with the hope of reducing math anxiety in girls and young women and improving learning for all.