The Department of Psychology is a vibrant and diverse environment, with 25 full-time faculty, over 900 undergraduate majors, and 60 graduate students. Our department is known for its warm atmosphere and its emphasis on collaborative, cutting-edge science.

We offer doctoral training in clinical, cognitive, developmental, and social psychology, and an experimental Master’s degree program. For undergraduates, we offer a Bachelor of Science degree, a Bachelor of Arts degree, a psychology minor, and a concentration in teacher education. Our emphasis on rigorous teaching and research complement each other in offering students the option to extend their learning beyond the classroom by conducting research in the laboratories of faculty members, as well as in the surrounding community.

The department also provides valuable clinical services to the community at the Psychology Clinic, which is a non-profit organization offering a full range of short-term therapy services and assessments for children, adolescents, and adults.

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- Department Spotlight -

Department welcomes Dr. Michelle Russell

We are delighted to welcome a new Social Psychologist to the department this year! Dr. Michelle Russell is a Lecturer whose research…

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- Student Stories -

Thibeault receives APA Service Award

We are delighted to report that Alex Thibeault, a graduate student in our Clinical Psychology Program, has been awarded the American Psychological…

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Lapan is Research Specialist Senior at the University of Virginia

Dr. Candace “Candy” Lapan (PhD, 2016) is a Research Specialist Senior at the University of Virginia. Candy oversees the implementation of the…

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News & Announcements

Stein co-authors SRCD Evidence Brief on Effects of Family Separation

Dr. Gabriela Stein has co-authored a scientific evidence brief that addresses the detrimental effects of child separation from families. The brief was…

Touron’s work featured on National Public Radio

Dr. Dayna Touron, Professor and Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, was featured on NPR (Minnesota Station in May,…

Baker named Associate Editor

Dr. Levi Baker has been named Associate Editor of the academic journal Personal Relationships.  Baker is an Assistant Professor in the social psychology…

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Humans Behaving Blog

Our Psi Chi Chapter is Getting Old

As UNCG celebrates its 125th anniversary, here in the Psychology department were celebrating a more youthful milestone—our Psi Chi chapter has turned…

“Kisses of Death” When Applying to Graduate School

When the leaves change colors on campus, we professors know that four seasons are coming: Fall, basketball, flu, and grad school. But…

The Eberhart Building’s Windows to Nowhere

The UNCG campus has many, many buildings: old ones, new ones, fancy ones, simple ones. But the Eberhart Building—the place we in…

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Upcoming Events

Kendon Smith Lecture Series: April 12 & 13, 2018

The Department of Psychology is proud to announce the Kendon Smith Lecture Series: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: From the Lab to the Clinic…

Hard Data Cafe: Spring, 2018

Happy New Year, Everyone! The Experimental area program is proud to present this semester’s Hard Data Cafe! Please click here for the full schedule. …

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"We operate under the principle that human behavior must
be studied scientifically. Consequently, the research expertise of the faculty strongly influences their approach to teaching."

Stuart Marcovitch, Ph.D
Department Head

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