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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 social psychology program explores major themes in the search for understanding human behavior in a social world, including close relationships, health and well-being, diversity, and culture.

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.


Dekoeyer-Laros and Wright The Salt Lake Tribune has published an op-ed piece by Ilse Dekoeyer-Laros and Cindy Wright, titled "To do right by our babies, we must nurture our parents." This piece examines the development of babies and the importance of parenting despite high levels of stress, and the role played by social programs in assisting new mothers. For more on this topic, visit the upcoming event, "Raising our Babies," a public meeting March 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the University of Utah, Building 73.


Lisa DiamondLisa Diamond presented a TED talk Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 at Kingsbury Hall

In her talk, Lisa argued that although it's become common to promote LGBT equality by arguing that LGBT individuals are "born that way", there are three major problems with this approach. You can watch her presentation by visiting the page linked below.


Lee RabyLee Raby's paper receives APA award

The 2019 Early Career Paper Award from APA, Division 7 (Developmental Psychology) has been awarded to Lee Raby for his paper entitled “The legacy of early abuse and neglect for social and academic competence into adulthood”.


Planning Ahead is Key to Fulfilling Goals, says Lisa AspinwallPlanning Ahead is Key to Fulfilling Goals, says Lisa Aspinwall

When we make promises to ourselves, what makes the difference between success and failure? In this article by the Daily Utah Chronicle, Dr. Lisa Aspinwall looks at New Year's resolutions, which are typically abandoned rather than completed, to find the answer.


Kelsi Rugo and Julia Harris win MSRC Travel AwardsKelsi Rugo and Julia Harris win MSRC Travel Awards

Congratulations to Kelsi Rugo and Julia Harris, who have both been selected by the Military Suicide Research Consortium for travel awards to attend research training day at the American Association of Suicidology conference.


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Last Updated: 1/17/19