If you are interested in examining the behavioral and neurobiological components of learning, memory, emotion, and stress (The Biobehavioral Subprogram) may be for you.
If you are interested in the origins and development of human thought, emotion and behavior, check out (The Developmental Psychology Subprogram).
If you are interested in studying research with a focus on stigma, coping, intergroup processes, and the self and others, then look into (The Social Psychology Subprogram).
If you want to understand the relationships between unhealthy behavior patterns (e.g., substance abuse, physical activity, unhealthy food choices, non-adherence with recommended medical regimens) and risk for chronic disease and premature death, take a look at (The Human Behavioral Pharmacology Subprogram) under the auspices of the Vermont Center on Behavior and Health (VCBH) and in conjunction with the Biobehavioral subprogram.
In addition to 10 full-time faculty in the Department of Psychological Science and five faculty in the VCBH, there are, in any given year, about ten adjunct, joint, and research faculty, associated with the program, mainly on a part-time basis.
During the course of your General/Experimental Psychology training you will: 1) Gain a foundational understanding in your area of research specialization and additional subfields of General/Experimental Psychology; 2) Develop strong research skills; and 3) Develop effective skills in communicating psychological science. Graduates from our program pursue careers in teaching, research, and applied settings.