The Department of Psychology is a vibrant and diverse environment, with 28 full-time faculty,  1061 undergraduate majors, 244 undergraduate minors, and 60 graduate students. Our department is known for its warm atmosphere and its emphasis on collaborative, cutting-edge science.  Click here for a message from the Department Head. 

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.

Please visit our Statement and Resource Page on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Psychology and at UNCG.


Psychology Department Office Hours:

At least one staff member will be available in Psychology Reception from 8 am – 5 pm, Monday through Friday.

To maximize social distancing, we ask that you consult our website and/or correspond with us by email where possible.

- Department Spotlight -

Keita Christophe: On choosing UNCG, advice to his “junior” self, and coping with Covid-19

Keita Christophe is a graduate student in the developmental psychology program under the direction of Dr. Gabriela-Livas Stein. He is in his…

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- Student Stories -

Diversity Club Update

The Psychology Department Diversity Club is a student-led group that is devoted to celebrating diversity and raising awareness about individual differences and…

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- Alumni Portraits -

O’Leary is Assistant Professor at Brevard College

Dr. Allison O’Leary (B.A., 2011) is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Brevard College. Allison’s research expertise lies in the domain of…

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News & Announcements

100% Match for Clinical Predoctoral Internships

The department is proud to announce a 100% match for predoctoral internships for graduate students in our clinical psychology program:   Gail…

Livas-Stein wins Junior Research Excellence Award

Dr. Gabriela (Gaby) Livas Stein is the recipient of the 2020-21 UNCG Junior Research Excellence Award.  This award recognizes significant scholarly contributions…

Wahlheim wins 2021 Thomas Undergraduate Research Mentor Award

Dr. Chris Wahlheim is recipient of the 2021 Thomas Undergraduate Research Mentor Award in the pre-tenure category.   This award recognizes his…

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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

Hard Data Cafe: Spring 2021, Virtual Edition

The Experimental Area is pleased to present the Spring 2021 Hard Data Cafe Series. All are welcome to attend. 


Graduate Research Colloquium: Virtual Edition

This year’s Graduate Research Colloquium (GRC) will be held virtually on Friday September 11, 2020. GRC is a signature event of the…


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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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