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

Announcment: Vermont Psychological Services:Leitenberg Center for Evidence-Based Practice...

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

Vermont Psychological Services: Leitenberg Center for Evidence-Based Practice (Formerly, The Behavior Therapy and Psychotherapy Center.

11-18-2016

Announcing:Vermont Psychological Services: Leitenberg Center for Evidence-Based Practice

The celebration was on Wednesday, September 28th at the UVM Waterman Manor on the UVM Campus. “The celebration of the name change of our training clinic in the department of psychological science was a huge success and attended by over 100 people – attracting former students, colleagues, and family members from across the ...

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New App

07-11-2016

Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year

Congratulations to Caitlin Wagner, who has been recognized as the University’s Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year. This campus-wide recognition is well deserved by Caitlin who has contributed a great deal both to our undergraduate and graduate students and to the department throughout her time as a doctoral student in the ...

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New Study

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

Dianna Murray-Close, Associate Professor of Psychological Science

11-11-2015

Beyond Mean Girls: Understanding the Development of Relational Aggression

Dianna Murray-Close, Associate Professor of Psychological Science

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