If you are interested in using animal models to examine the behavioral and neurobiological components of learning, memory, emotion, and stress, our focus on Biobehavioral Psychology may be for you.
If you are interested in the origins and development of human thought, emotion and behavior, check out our focus on Developmental Psychology.
If you are interested in studying theoretically-driven, socially relevant research on a wide range of topics – including relationships, aggression, social isolation, stigma, prejudice, the environment, and existential psychology – then you might want to look at our focus on Social Psychology .
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.
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.