University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Psychological Science

  • Faculty and Staff of the Department of Psychological Science

  • Faculty and Staff of the Department of Psychological Science

  • Faculty and Staff of the Department of Psychological Science

  • Faculty and Staff of the Department of Psychological Science

  • Faculty and Staff of the Department of Psychological Science

  • Faculty and Staff of the Department of Psychological Science

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Department of Psychological Science

We are internationally recognized scholars, award winning teachers, conducting cutting edge, grand-funded research, mentoring students in their labs and in community-based internships.
--the faculty of the Department of Psychological Science

FACT: The Department of Psychological Science is home to one of the largest and most successful Ph.D. programs at UVM and generates about half of all research grant dollars in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Psychological Science majors:

  • take foundational and advanced courses in clinical, developmental, and social psychology as well as behavioral neuroscience.
  • gain valuable research experience working alongside faculty and doctoral students, unlike students at small colleges where faculty are not as research active. 
  • are taught by research-active faculty
  • engage in experience-based learning through faculty mentored research, faculty mentored community internships and faculty mentored teaching.
  • graduate ready for a career.  Our graduates pursue careers in business, law, public health, medicine, neuroscience, and human services.
  • often combine study in Psychological Science with minors in Social Work, Human Development, Neuroscience and Pharmacology.

John Dewey Hall, home of the Department of Psychological ScienceJohn Dewey Hall, home of the Department of Psychological Science

FACT: Psychological Science is a STEM discipline and a "hub science". Research in Psychological Science connects to, and informs research in nearly all other disciplines.

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Recent Happenings

Fall 2016 Department BBQ

09-13-2016

Fall 2016 Department BBQ

On Sunday, September 11th, faculty, students, family and friends (furry ones too)  enjoyed a glorious day at Oakledge Park in Burlington.

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New App

07-11-2016

New App Provides Between-Session Therapy for Refugees

When Karen Fondacaro’s psychotherapy clients experience a debilitating flashback of torture, rape or other trauma they endured, they have specific techniques to cope with those emotional flare ups. If the flashback causes panic, they can do a breathing exercise. If they shift to a disassociated state, losing touch with their ...

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New Study

text conversation with controlling parent

01-20-2016

Study: What Happens When Controlling Parenting Follows Kids to College

College students whose parents lay on the guilt or try to manipulate them may translate feelings of stress into similar mean behavior with their own friends, a new study by a University of Vermont psychologist has found.


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New Study

Kelly Rohan

11-05-2015

Talk Outshines Light in Preventing Return of Winter Blues, Says New UVM Study

A new study published online Nov. 5 in the American Journal of Psychiatry casts a shadow on light therapy’s status as the gold standard for treating SAD, or seasonal affective disorder.

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