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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.

2022 Psychology Department Awards

Bukach Lab Summer Research

Faculty Highlights

  • Lambert & Undergraduates Published

    Kelly Lambert, professor of behavioral neuroscience, along with four undergraduate student co-authors published the manuscript "The Emotional Impact of Disrupted Environmental Contexts: Enrichment Loss and Coping Profiles Influence Stress Response Recovery in Long-Evans Rats" in Journal of Neuroendocrinology.

  • Lambert & Undergraduates Published

    Kelly Lambert, professor of behavioral neuroscience, along with five undergraduate student co-authors published the manuscript "Divergent Neural and Endocrine Responses in Wild-Caught and Laboratory-Bred Rattus norvegicus" in Behavioural Brain Research.

  • Lambert & Undergraduates Published

    Kelly Lambert, professor of behavioral neuroscience, along with eight undergraduate student co-authors published the manuscript "Disrupted Development from Head to Tail: Pervasive Effects of Postnatal Restricted Resources on Neurobiological, Behavioral, and Morphometric Outcomes" in Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience.

  • Lowder & Undergraduate Students Published

    Matthew Lowder, assistant professor of psychology, along with three undergraduate student co-authors, published the article "Effects of Syntactic Structure on the Processing of Lexical Repetition During Sentence Reading" in Memory & Cognition.

  • Lambert & Undergraduates Published

    Kelly Lambert, professor of behavioral neuroscience, along with five undergraduate student co-authors published the chapter "Developmental Lead Exposure in Rats Causes Sex-Dependent Changes in Neurobiological and Anxiety-Like Behaviors that Are Improved by Taurine Co-treatment" in Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology.

  • Lambert & Undergraduates Published

    Kelly Lambert, professor of behavioral neuroscience, along with four undergraduate student co-authors published the article "Influence of Effort-Based Reward Training on Neuroadaptive Cognitive Responses: Implications for Preclinical Behavioral Approaches for Depressive Symptoms" in Neuroscience.

  • Peifer Published

    Janelle S. Peifer, assistant professor of psychology, published the article "College students’ reduced cognitive empathy and increased anxiety, and depression before and during the COVID-19 pandemic" in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Special Issue: Protective and Risk Factors of Mental Health and Well-Being in Adolescence and Adulthood during Pandemic Era.

  • Peifer Published

    Janelle S. Peifer, assistant professor of psychology, published the article "Heightened cognitive empathy and intercultural competence for individuals with historically marginalized identities" in International Journal on Social and Education Sciences.

  • Peifer Published

    Janelle S. Peifer, assistant professor of psychology, published the article "Pilot testing a brief partner-inclusive hybrid intervention for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs)" in Frontiers in Psychiatry.

  • Mishra Published

    Maruti Mishra, Trawick Postdoctoral Fellow in Psychology, published the article "Not so fast! Response times in the computerized Benton Face Recognition Test may not reflect face recognition ability" in Cognitive Neuropsychology.

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

Chair: Jane Berry

Academic Administrative Coordinator: Karyn Kuhn