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The strong success of our research programs places Psychology Department research among the top three departments in the College of Arts and Sciences in terms of grant and contract awards (over $10 million.)

Current research initiatives seek to:

  1. Promote social equality by
    1. understanding how prejudice and bias develop and can be changed
    2. discovering new approaches that reveal implicit bias, inequalities, disparities
    3. solving social justice issues
  2. Optimize human potential by increasing one’s resilience
    1. in young children and adults
    2. to address mental health disparities
    3. in vulnerable conditions
    4. with new and innovative intervention
  3. Understanding behavior through brain science to
    1. enhance communication
    2. make better decisions
    3. improve learning and emotional stability