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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

  • 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.

  • Knouse & UR Alum Published

    Laura Knouse, associate professor of psychology, and Xiaodi Hu, '21, published the article "Usability and Feasibility of a Cognitive-Behavioral Mobile App for ADHD in Adults" in PLOS Digital Health. Co-author Hu began this work while at UR and is currently enrolled in the master's program for human-computer interaction at the University of Maryland.

  • Knouse Published

    Laura Knouse, associate professor of psychology, and Crystal Hoyt, professor of leadership studies and psychology, published the article "A systematic review and meta-analysis of growth mindset interventions: For whom, how, and why might such interventions work?" in Psychological Bulletin.

  • Hoyt Published

    Crystal Hoyt, professor of leadership studies and psychology, co-published "Coping in the time of COVID-19: Mindsets and the stories we tell" in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology. 

  • Hoyt Published

    Crystal Hoyt, professor of leadership studies and psychology, co-published "A systematic review and meta-analysis of growth mindset interventions: For whom, how, and why might such interventions work?" in Psychological Bulletin.  

  • Ng Published

    Brandon Ng, visiting assistant professor of psychology, published the article, "Over-Rating Pain is Overrated: A Fundamental Self-Other Bias in Pain Reporting Behavior" in The Journal of Pain.

  • Kochel Published

    Karen Puccia Kochel, associate professor of psychology, published the article, "Empirically Derived Psychological Profiles of College Students: Differential associations with COVID-19 Impact and Social Adjustment" in Emerging Adulthood.

  • Kochel Published

    Karen Puccia Kochel, associate professor of psychology, published the chapter, "Can Friends also be Foes?" in the book, Peer Relationships in Classroom Management.

  • Mishra Selected

    Maruti Mishra, Trawick Postdoctoral Fellow in Psychology, was selected as a board member for the Vision Science Student Postdoc Advisory Committee, part of the Annual Vision Science Society meeting. 

  • Mishra Awarded

    Maruti Mishra, Trawick Postdoctoral Fellow in Psychology, was awarded a fully funded scholarship and travel Award to attend the 2022 ERP Bootcamp at Center for Mind and Brain sponsored by National Science Foundation. Mishra was one of 35 participants selected to attend the conference. Mishra was also awarded a travel scholarship to present work at the Psychonomic Society's 2022 Leading Edge Workshop.

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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