About

Welcome to a new semester!  The Psych Department is working remotely due to COVID 19, but our faculty and staff are still available to answer your questions.  For general queries, please email nwk_psych_staff@psychology.rutgers.edu and we will respond as soon as possible.  Alternatively, please feel free to contact the relevant faculty below.  Finally, for advising and mentoring, current undergraduate students are encouraged to attend virtual faculty office hours or arrange an appointment via email.  Contact information and virtual office hour times and links are available here.    

 

Leadership Team

Chair: Mauricio Delgado (delgado@psychology.rutgers.edu)

Undergraduate Director: Gretchen Van de Walle (g.vandewalle@rutgers.edu)

Graduate Director: Vanessa LoBue (vlobue@psychology.rutgers.edu)

 

Undergraduate and Graduate Program Information

Assistant Undergraduate Director: Ramona Ross (ramross@psychology.rutgers.edu)

Assistant Graduate Director: Ellen Halpern (halperne@psychology.rutgers.edu)

Graduation Certifier: Jamie Gorman (gormanj1@psychology.rutgers.edu)

Neuroscience Major Coordinator: Michael Shiflett (shiflett@psychology.rutgers.edu)

Cognitive Neuroscience Minor Coordinator: Michael Shiflett (shiflett@psychology.rutgers.edu)

Youth Development and Juvenile Justice Minor: Paul Boxer (pboxer@psychology.rutgers.edu)

 

Psychology is the study of mental and behavioral processes. Psychologists investigate fundamental questions such as, “How do emotion and reasoning influence one another?”, “What is the relationship between the mind and the brain?”, “How does learning occur?”, “What factors promote and hinder successful interpersonal and group interactions?” and many more. Scholars in the Psychology Department engage in nationally and internationally renowned research, training, and teaching. Unique in its combination of small size and high-impact scholarship, the Psychology Department provides students with a variety of opportunities to gain hands-on experience at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

How You Will Learn

Our students learn how to conceptualize a wide range of questions from a theoretical and empirical perspective, acquiring the ability to bring real data to bear on pressing social and cultural issues of our time. Many of our students go on to pursue clinical, applied, or research-oriented graduate degrees in psychology, counseling, education, or health-related professions. The analytic and critical thinking skills our students acquire also enable students to pursue a wide variety of careers that value innovative, evidence-based thinking. Psychology is proud to offer our students opportunities to conduct research side by side with our outstanding faculty and to be the only undergraduate major program at Rutgers University-Newark to offer students the opportunity to earn Honors in the major. Students in our nationally ranked doctoral program pursue successful careers in higher education as well as industry and business. Come learn with us!

Faculty

Elizabeth Bonawitz

Elizabeth Bonawitz

Associate Professor

Mei-Fang Cheng

Mei-Fang Cheng

Professor Emeritus

William Graves

William Graves

Associate Professor

Gretchen Van de Walle

Gretchen Van de Walle

Associate Professor