Intellectual Communities and Research

The Psychology Department has approximately 30 full time faculty members. This size allows the department to function "as a whole" rather than as a set of insulated areas. Thus there are no rigid boundaries between biological, cognitive, developmental, personality, and clinical psychology. We are very fortunate to have a tradition of research collaboration and intellectual communities that brings students and researchers together across traditional boundaries. For example, we currently have a weekly seminar series that is focused on joint interests in the study of emotion and in the study of development and psychopathology. Faculty and students from each of the more traditionally conceptualized areas participate in these weekly meetings.


Numerous additional intellectual communities draw students and faculty together in a collaborative way -- including the following examples: Clinical Intervention, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology, Community Psychology, Decision Making, Developmental Psychology, Developmental Psychopathology, Emotion, Neuroscience, Personality, Psychopathology, Social Development, Social Psychology, Social Cognition, Systems Neuroscience, Trauma and Stress.