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.
Student Summer Research
- Jobe-Shields Interview Dr. Lisa Jobe-Shields was interviewed by the Richmond Times-Dispatch about ways to cope with intense stress reactions.
- 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.”
- Bukach Named Distinguished Educator
Dr. Cindy Bukach was recognized with the Distinguished Educator Award at this year's Colloquy ceremony.
- 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.
- 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.