The mission of the Department of Psychology is to foster critical and creative thinking grounded in the principles, methods, and ethics of psychology as a scientific discipline and as a profession. Our dedication to academic excellence is inseparable from our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; as a department, we strive to ensure that each and every member of our community has the opportunity to thrive and to pursue their aspirations. The Department values both basic and applied research. We are especially committed to scholarship that is innovative, collaborative, and/or interdisciplinary, and that is relevant to diverse populations and to individual or community well-being. The faculty emphasize high quality instruction, research, and creative activity, as well as service to the community through coursework, supervised research, and partnerships. We strive to enable students to understand human behavior, contribute solutions to human problems, and achieve the capacity to respond to a changing world. In this way the Department is actively committed to the University mission to promote transformational education, global engagement and inclusive culture, and innovative research.
The Department of Psychology provides rigorous training in psychological science, and prepares students to respond to social problems and promote well-being through their careers and in their communities.