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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

  • 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.

  • Allison Book

    Dr. Scott Allison's latest book, Heroes of Richmond: Four Centuries of Courage, Dignity, and Virtue, features contributions from students in his first-year seminar. 

  • Knouse Podcast

    Psychology professor Laura Knouse discussed her research, "Meta-Analysis of Cognitive-Behaviorial Treatments for Adult ADHD," with Podcast@Boatwright.

  • Berry SSIR Featured on CBC News

    Jane Berry's SSIR class," Longevity and Happiness," and their visit to Nova Scotia, was featured on CBC News.

  • Allison Featured in Boston Globe

    Dr. Scott Allison was featured in a Boston Globe article about Tom Brady and hero worship.

  • Jobe-Shields Research Featured

    Dr. Lisa Jobe-Shields' research on the effectiveness of the REAL program at the Richmond City Justice Center in reducing recidivism was featured on WRIC-8.

  • Knouse Article

    Dr. Laura Knouse, along with Milan Brooks, '18, and Jonathan Teller, '17, had their article Meta-Analysis of Cognitive Behavioral Treatments for Adult ADHD accepted in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.

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.
Live long and prosper

Alexander Bruno, ’20, traveled with classmates in fall 2017 to Nova Scotia’s “blue zone,” a place where centenarians thrive, as part of their Sophomore Scholars in Residence course on longevity and happiness.

What We Think We KnowOur brains use shortcuts to process others' faces in milliseconds. Dr. Cindy Bukach's research shows there's a downside to that efficiency.

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