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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.

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Faculty Highlights

  • Lowder Presentation

    Psychology professor Matthew Lowder was invited by the University of Maryland Linguistics department to give a colloquium talk on his recent research, "Prediction in the Processing of Repair Disfluencies."

  • Bukach Grant

    Psychology professor Cindy Bukach has received a grant from the National Science Foundation to supplement her original grant for "Collaborative Proposal: Preparing Undergraduates for Research in STEM-related fields Using Electrophysiology (PURSUE)."

  • Lowder Article

    Psychology professor Matthew Lowder published, “Lexical predictability during natural reading: Effects of surprisal and entropy reduction,” in the journal Cognitive Science.

  • Berry in Chronicle Herald

    Psychology professor Jane Berry was quote in Nova Scotia's Chronicle Herald, discussing her research on longevity with Lunenberg County residents.

  • Lambert Honored by International Behavioral Neuroscience Society

    Psychology professor Kelly Lambert received the 2018 International Behavioral Neuroscience Society Career Achievement Award, recognizing her outstanding contributions to the field.

  • Nonterah Featured in WalletHub

    Psychology professor Camilla Nonterah shared advice on how to reduce stress without spending money with WalletHub.com.

  • Kochel Featured on Podcast

    Psychology assistant professor Karen Kohcel discussed a special issue of the Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology with Podcasts@Boatwright.

  • Leary Book

    University Professor Emeritus and Dean of Arts & Sciences Emeritus David Leary published The Routledge Guidebook to James's Principles of Psychology.

  • Knouse Grant

    Dr. Laura Knouse and collaborators from Davidson University and Trinity University, was awarded a grant from the Associated Colleges of the South for their project Blended Inclusion: Innovative Pedagogy in Clinical Psychology Research Methods and Statistics for Diverse Students.

  • Allison Featured in Washington Post

    Psychology professor Scott Allison provided insight to the Washington Post, for an article on how to stand up to sexual harassment.

Psychology Feature Stories

Professor Featured on CBS Sunday MorningDr. Kelly Lambert was featured on CBS Sunday morning, discussing the concept of “behavior-ceuticals” — the idea that when we move and engage in an activity, we are changing the chemistry of our brains, similar to the way a drug can affect us.

Contact Us

Mailing address:
Department of Psychology
Richmond Hall
114 UR Drive
University of Richmond, Virginia 23173
Phone: (804) 289-8123
Fax: (804) 287-1905

Chair: Cindy Bukach

Administrative Coordinator: Karyn Kuhn