Research Areas

The graduate program is organized into seven broad areas of specialization: clinical, cognitive, community, developmental, quantitative, sensory and systems neuroscience, and social psychology. Graduate students may concentrate their studies in one of these areas or may combine areas to meet their specific research interests.

Each area meets formally and informally on a regular basis for discussion seminars and colloquia, including the weekly developmental brunch, the cognitive studies group, the neuroscience seminar, the advances in community and clinical psychology groups, and social lunch. Seminars on research design and data analysis are available for students interested in quantitative psychology.

A colloquium series brings to the Department distinguished speakers who address a variety of current topics in psychology. A more detailed description of the major areas of specialization, concentrating on current research topics, follows.

Note: We do not have a forensic program. But students interested in psychology and law should read this answer in the graduate student FAQ.