The Department of Psychology is a vibrant and diverse environment, with 25 full-time faculty, over 850 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

Boseovski’s research featured on “The Conversation”

Dr. Janet Boseovski has published an article summarizing over a decade of research on children’s positivity bias in social judgments.  The article…

100% Match for Clinical Psychology Internship Placements

The department is very pleased to announce that our latest cohort of clinical psychology PhD students has secured a 100% match at…

New PNAS article by Beaty and colleagues gains media attention

Graduate Alum Dr. Roger Beaty (now a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University) and colleagues Dr. Paul Silvia, Dr. Michael Kane, and current…

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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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