overview // Ph.D. program
Students apply to one of four concentrations: Clinical Psychology
, Cognition and Neural Science
, Developmental Psychology
, or Social Psychology
. These four areas provide a home base
for faculty members and graduate students; however, students move easily across these areas pursuing research interests and projects. There is an explicit cross-area program in health
, and cross-area interests in sexuality, developmental psychopathology, and biological bases of behavior.
A unique feature of our program is the highly collaborative environment that exists among researchers within areas, across areas, and with other departments such as Computer Science, Medicine, etc. A strength of this approach to graduate training is that it allows a fresh perspective to familiar questions and produces findings that are relevant to the field as a whole, not just a select niche.