Department of Psychology
UChicago study of zebra finches could help understand human development, autism
Moral development in babies
Babies’ neural responses to morally charged scenarios are influenced by their parents’ attitudes toward justice.
Howard Nusbaum to Direct Center for Practical Wisdom
While people search for wisdom throughout their lives, it long has been overlooked as a topic for rigorous scholarship and scientific investigation. That’s changing at UChicago.
New Space for Neuroscientists Ed Awh and Ed Vogel to Explore Working Memory
Awh and Vogel, two leading scholars whose joint research focuses on visual cognition and working memory, joined the University of Chicago s growing neuroscience and cellular science faculty in fall 2015.
Math Story Time at Home
Adding math talk to story time at home is a winning equation for children’s math achievement, according to new research from the University of Chicago.
About the Department
Since its founding in 1893, the Department of Psychology has been renowned for scientific research and scholarship that cuts across traditional disciplinary boundaries. Today, this broad and integrative vision of psychological science is reflected in the diversity of laboratories and collaborations within the Department, as well as research initiatives that connect psychology to other areas of the University and beyond. This vision also is reflected in the Department’s teaching. The PhD program encourages students to take advantage of the many research opportunities at the University, emphasizing intellectual breadth as well as training in specific areas. Similarly, the undergraduate curriculum emphasizes faculty-taught courses and research opportunities, making Psychology one of the most popular majors at the University.
Department of Psychology Newsletter
Please read our annual Newsletter to learn about what has been happening in the Department over the past year.