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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.

Student Summer Research

Faculty Highlights

  • 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
Richmond Hall
28 Westhampton Way
University of Richmond, Virginia 23173
Phone: (804) 289-8123
Fax: (804) 287-1905

Chair: Beth Crawford

Administrative Coordinator: Karyn Kuhn