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2016 Graduates

Congratulations 2016 Graduates

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The Psychology Advising Center (PAC) is your undergraduate advising resource. Visit the PAC office for more information and tools to guide your undergraduate career.

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Mrs. Sina Vacca, Psychology Department Benefactor, Passes Away.

Mrs. Thomasina (Sina) Vacca passed away recently at the age of 83. Mrs. Vacca developed close ties with the Psychology Department as she worked to establish a scholarship in memory of her much loved granddaughter, Danielle. Remembering Danielle, who was tragically killed by a drunk driver, was a driving inspiration for Mrs. Vacca in recent years. Originally from Schenectady, NY, Sina moved to Tarpon Springs in Florida in retirement where she was very active in a number of local charities. Known for her warmth and generosity, Sina will be sadly missed by her son, Joe (Danielle’s father) and her friends at the U. See her obituary here.


Bachelor's Program

The Department of Psychology offers a dynamic major, minor, Human Factors Certificate and Honors Track in Psychology. Coursework includes the study of psychology as a profession, cognition, intergroup relations, infancy, emotions, human performance, personality, sexuality, health and much more.

Various opportunities are available for undergraduate students in and outside of the classroom. Students may perform research as research assistants or receive hands on experience through a local organization as field experience participants. Learn More…

Ph.D Graduate Programs

Clinical Ph.D. Program

The APA-accredited Clinical Training Program in the Department of Psychology at the University of Utah follows the principles of a clinical science model.

Social Ph.D. Program

The interests of the faculty in the social program encompass topics including social influence, motivation, environment and behavior, health, and interpersonal relationships.

CNS Ph.D. Program

The Cognition and Neural Science (CNS) program places a strong emphasis on merging basic brain and cognitive science with applied domains.

Developmental Ph.D.Program

The Developmental Program specializes in research on the development of social and interpersonal processes in real-world contexts from infancy through adulthood.


Cindy Berg Cindy Berg has been awarded a Distinguished Scholarly & Creative Research Award. The award recognizes lifelong accomplishments by considering the extent to which they represent a major breakthrough or advance in the field, are intellectually distinctive or creative, and contribute to improvement and enrichment in the human condition. Cindy is currently involved in many projects that aim to improve people’s lives. Congratulations, Cindy!




Returning Veterans Welcome Lunch

Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 12:10 - 1:40pm



Bike to Movie Night

Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 7:45 - 9pm



2016 Anthropology Colloquium Speaker Series

Thursday, September 1, 2016, 2:15 - 3:15pm


Monica PasupathiMonisha Pasupathi Talks About Memories In Wall Street Journal Article

Monisha explains that sharing stories with others helps us find meaning in the experience, but only if the one we are telling the story to is paying attention to what is being said.


Craig BryanCraig Bryan Receives Presidential Scholar Award

The Presidential Scholar award is a prestigious award given out by the University of Utah to recognize excellence and achievement for faculty members at the associate professor level. Congratulations Craig!


Craig BryanCraig Bryan Talks About PTSD And Suicide

In a Deseret News National story entitled “The lasting effects PTSD has on veterans” Craig outlines two types of psychotherapy that are effective in treating PTSD.


Frank DrewsFrank Drews And Human Factors Program Receive University Beacon Of Excellence Award

Frank Drews and the Human Factors Certificate Program within the Psychology Department have received the University of Utah's Transforming U: Beacons of Excellence award.


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Last Updated: 8/23/16