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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
The APA-accredited Clinical Training Program in the Department of Psychology at the University of Utah follows the principles of a clinical science model.
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.
The Cognition and Neural Science (CNS) program places a strong emphasis on merging basic brain and cognitive science with applied domains.
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.
Congratulations to Luciana Salmi, BA in Psychology, who received a Fulbright research award to Italy. Her project aspires to analyze the effects of stress and social support on a group of mothers with a high body mass index categorized as overweight or obese.
While being interviewed, Ed Diener was asked: is happiness the responsibility of the society or the citizen?
The Navy is rethinking how it addresses suicides after two years of rising rates in the service. While there’s wide recognition among the senior leadership of the problem, quick fixes don’t exist and resources are stretched thin.