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Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Psychology majors investigate emotion, cognition, interpersonal relationships and a range of other phenomena that affect who we are and how we interact with the world.

Department of Psychology Office MoveThe Department of Psychology will be located in Sarah Brunet Hall for the 2016-2017 academic year. Department phone numbers will remain the same.

Bukach Lab Summer Research

Faculty Highlights

  • Knouse Article

    Dr. Laura Knouse, along with Milan Brooks, '18, and Jonathan Teller, '17, had their article Meta-Analysis of Cognitive Behavioral Treatments for Adult ADHD accepted in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.

  • Lambert Book

    Dr. Kelly Lambert recently published the book Biological Psychology.

  • Jobe-Shields Interview Dr. Lisa Jobe-Shields was interviewed by the Richmond Times-Dispatch about ways to cope with intense stress reactions.
  • Bukach Named Distinguished Educator

    Dr. Cindy Bukach was recognized with the Distinguished Educator Award at this year's Colloquy ceremony.

  • Bukach Grant

    Dr. Cindy Bukach is the lead investigator in a collaborative project recently funded by the National Science Foundation, “Preparing Undergraduates for Research in STEM-Related Fields Using Electrophysiology.”

  • Knouse in New York Times

    Psychology professor Laura Knouse's research, which looks at how the "testing effect" can help adults with ADHD learn, was featured in The New York Times.

  • New Heroism Science Resources

    Dr. Scott Allison is partnering with Australian colleague Olivia Efthimiou to launch a new website, blog, and journal on Heroism Science. 

  • Bukach Grant

    Dr. Cindy Bukach has been awarded the James S. McDonnell Foundation Scholar Award for Understanding Human Cognition. Her research explores how brain and behavior becomes specialized for categories such as faces, and how these skills transfer or change through experience or brain injury.

  • Leary Publishes Articles

    Dr. David E. Leary has just published a two-article sequence that significantly revises the traditional understanding of the nature and significance of William James's well known "personal crisis" of 1870.

  • New Article

    Dr. Craig Kinsley and 14 student researchers, published “The Mother as Hunter: Significant Reduction in Foraging Costs through Enhancements of Predation in Maternal Rats” in the journal Hormones and Behavior.

Psychology Feature Stories

Contact Us

Mailing address:
Department of Psychology
Sarah Brunet Hall
28 Westhampton Way
University of Richmond, Virginia 23173
Phone: (804) 289-8123
Fax: (804) 287-1905

Chair: Cindy Bukach

Administrative Coordinator: Karyn Kuhn