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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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Upcoming Theses and Dissertation Defenses

Christine Muench will defend her dissertation on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 from 11:30 am-2:30 pm in room BLIB 115. The title of her dissertation is: "Investigating Factors Involved in Smoking Lapse to Relapse Progression: A Laboratory Model."


Laura M. Juliano, Ph.D. (Chair)
David N. Kearns, Ph.D.
Maria A. Gomez-Serrano, Ph.D.
Andrew J. Waters, Ph.D.

Bradley Wetzell will defend his dissertation on March 27, 2015 from 11:45 am-3 pm in BLIB 115. The title of his dissertation is: “The Role of BDNF/TrkB Activity in the Amygdala and Insular Cortex in Methylphenidate-Induced Taste Avoidance”.

Committee Members:

Anthony L. Riley, Ph.D., Chair
Federico BermÚdez-Rattoni, Ph.D.
Kathleen Decicco-Skinner, Ph.D.
David N. Kearns, Ph.D.