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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 NewsCongratulations to Yosmary Rodriguez, '16, who was recognized with the A&S Student Symposium Paper Competition Award.

Student Summer Research

Faculty Highlights

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

Chair: Cindy Bukach

Administrative Coordinator: Karyn Kuhn