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The Department of Psychology offers BA, Minor, BA/MA, MA, and PhD programs. Courses are offered in clinical, social, personality, development, behavioral neuroscience, and experimental psychology. Students may design programs that approach psychology as a social science, a natural science, or a combination of both.

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Nicole Caporino receives her award from Katherine Baucom and Michelle Craske

Professor Wins Award for Excellence in Psychology

Assistant Professor of Psychology Nicole Caporino has received the first-ever Anne Marie Albano Early Career Award for Integration of Science and Practice from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)

Feeling Grateful? No, Thanks!

Not everyone experiences gratitude in response to the generosity of others, according to new research by American University psychology Prof. Anthony Ahrens.

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Alexis French will defend her Master's thesis on Friday, December 16, 2016 from 10 am to 12 noon in Asbury 336. The title of her thesis is: Cost-Effectiveness of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) in Clinics versus Homes from Four Perspectives

Committee Members: Dr. Brian Yates, Dr. James Gray, and Dr. Timothy Fowles

Wenyan Bi will defend her Master's Thesis on December 19, 2016 from 9:30 am-12 pm in Asbury 336. The title of her thesis is: DIRECTIONALITY IN CROSS-AGE FACE RECOGNITION: CHILD-TO-ADULT IS EASIER THAN ADULT-TO-CHILD RECOGNITION

Zehra Peynircioglu, Ph.D.
Scott Parker, Ph.D.
Bei Xiao, Ph.D.