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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.


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For general queries, please email 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 office hours or arrange an appointment via email with faculty members.  Contact information and virtual office hour times and links are available here.


Leadership Team


Undergraduate and Graduate Program Information

  • Undergraduate Director: Ramona Ross (
  • Assistant Graduate Director: Jamil Bhanji (
  • Graduation Certifier: Jamie Gorman (
  • Neuroscience Major Coordinator: Michael Shiflett (
  • Cognitive Neuroscience Minor Coordinator: Michael Shiflett (
  • Youth Development and Juvenile Justice Minor: Paul Boxer (