The Department of Psychology is a vibrant and diverse environment, with 27 full-time faculty, over 1000 undergraduate majors, 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.

- Department Spotlight -

Meet Dr. Shaylene Nancekivell

Dr. Nancekivell is an Assistant Professor in the Developmental Psychology Program and the Director of the Young Minds Research Lab. She earned…

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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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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

DeJesus quoted in The Atlantic

Dr. Jasmine DeJesus was recently quoted in The Atlantic; the article discussed issues related to a lack of diversity in psychological research…

Research by Baker, Kane, & Russell featured in Scientific American

Recent research by Drs. Levi Baker, Michael Kane, and Michelle Russell was featured in Scientific American.  The findings of this collaborative project…

Stein develops “One talk at a Time” to support conversations about race and ethnicity

Together with Drs. Stephanie Coard and Laura Gonzalez at UNCG, and Dr. Lisa Kiang of Wake Forest University, Dr. Gabriela Stein has…

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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

Save the Date: Kendon Smith Lecture Series, Spring 2020

We are pleased to announce the dates for the Spring, 2020 Kendon Smith Lecture Series! The series will be held on Thursday…

Hard Data Cafe: Spring, 2020

The Experimental area program is proud to present this semester’s Hard Data Cafe! Please click here for the full schedule.  All are welcome…

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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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