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 -

Q&A with Graduate Student Alexander Christensen

Alex Christensen is a doctoral student who works with Dr. Paul Silvia in the social psychology graduate program. Broadly, Alex’s primary research…

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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

Kendon Smith Lectures and Hard Data Cafe Postponed due to COVID-19

The department has postponed the Spring, 2020 Kendon Smith Lecture Series; the series will be re-scheduled at a later date. The Hard…

Undergraduate Alumna Maura Bourne featured by URSCO

Maura Bourne (BA, 2019), undergraduate alumna and psychology major, was featured in the Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creativity Office Research Blog. Maura was…

Psychology Clinic Announces 2020 Dream Camp Dates

The UNCG Psychology Clinic is hosting DREAM Camp again this summer! DREAM Camp is a therapeutic and recreational summer day camp for…

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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, 2020

NOTE: Due to COVID-19, this series has been postponed until further notice.  The Experimental area program is proud to present this semester’s…


Hard Data Cafe: Fall, 2019

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


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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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