WelcomeThe Department of Psychology is dedicated to sharing the science of behavior and mental processes with undergraduate and graduate students through a liberal arts tradition which values learning of the discipline, understanding and participating in the advancement of psychological knowledge,Psychology is one of the largest and most popular majors at GRU and across the nation. and applying psychological science for personal and professional growth and the betterment of society.
Psychology is one of the largest and most popular majors at GRU and across the nation. Our faculty is committed to teaching and conducting research in both the scientific and applied areas of psychology. Faculty areas of expertise represent most of the major specialties of psychology, including clinical, social, experimental, learning and cognition, biopsychology, and developmental.
The Psychology Department offers students a well-rounded educational experience. Students have a wide variety of psychology courses from which to choose, but additional experiences and opportunities are available beyond the classroom. The department has laboratories for the study of both human and animal behavior. Specific laboratories are devoted to clinical, social, and child psychology, learning and cognition, and biopsychology. The department also maintains an animal colony and small animal surgery facilities. A separate computer lab and Psi Chi resource room are also available to students. These laboratories are available to students for actual hands on experience in psychological research with faculty supervision.
We encourage you to browse our site to discover all the exciting possibilities our program has to offer. We welcome you to the Psychology Department and hope that you enjoy your experience as a psychology major!
The 2012-2013 Outstanding Graduate Student Award were presented to Lauren Verlaque
and Nicole Weaver. Andre Patterson and Morgan Tomberlin are the recipients of the
2012-2013 Outstanding Undergraduate Award. The recipients of these awards are chosen
based on various accomplishments, which include exceptional academic performance,
involvement in research and participation in an extracurricular activity.
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