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Psychological Sciences

 

 

Psychological Sciences at Vanderbilt represents a diverse group of scholars in the Department of Psychology in the College Arts and Science, the Department of Psychology and Human Development in Peabody College, and faculty in allied disciplines across the university. Psychological Sciences combines breadth across the traditional domains of academic psychology with depth in specific programs of inquiry likely to contribute to solutions of major scientific, social, and psychological problems.

The graduate program in Psychological Sciences focuses on psychological theory and the development of original empirical research. Students are admitted to work toward the Ph.D. degree in the following areas:

Many of our faculty also participate in an Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Graduate Program at Vanderbilt.

The Department of Psychology and Human Development in Peabody College offer undergraduate majors in Child Development, Cognitive Studies, and Child Studies, as well as a Master of Education program in Child Studies. The Department of Psychology in the Colleges of Art and Science offers an undergraduate major in Psychology.


 

Recent News

  • Schneider Receives Early Career Award!

    May 24, 2017—Darryl Schneider who earned his Ph.D. in 2008 under the mentorship of Gordon Logan has been chosen as one of the 2017 Psychonomic Societies early career Award Recipients. The Psychonomic Society will confer scientific awards each year upon young scientists who Have made significant contributions to scientific psychology early in their careers. The purpose of the awards is to raise the visibility of our science and of our very best young scientists within the field, within the awardees’ institutions, in the press, and in the larger community. The Early Career Award is among the field’s highest honors given by the Psychonomic Society. Congratulations Darryl!
  • Congratulations Zach!

    April 10, 2017—

    Zach Roper, a Postdoctoral Scholar working in Geoff Woodman's Visual Cognitive Neuroscience Lab has been awarded an NEI grant titled " A comparative electrophysiological study on the mechanisms of selective attention". Well done and well deserved.

     

  • Congratulations Jennifer!

    February 22, 2017—Jennifer Trueblood has received a two-year Research Fellowship from the Alfred P Sloan Foundation. These highly prestiguous awards are given “to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise….in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field. ”Congratulations Jennifer!!!!
  • Congratulations Geoff!

    February 8, 2017—Geoff Woodman has been selected as a Chancellor’s faculty Fellow in the 2017 class, a title he will hold for two years. This is one of VU’s most prestigious awards, given to twelve recently tenured faculty to recognize their accomplishments and provide support and activities for further career development. This makes the second faculty member from our Department to be singled out for this distinction - Bunmi Olatunji was in the Class of 2015.
  • Congratulations Suzana!

    November 18, 2016—

    Suzana Herculano's book, entitled The Human Advantage, is reviewed in the November 24 issue of the New York Review of Books. https://www.nybooks.com/articles/2016/11/24/86-billion-neurons-herculano-houzel/

  • Bachorowski Interviewed on NPR!

    November 18, 2016—

    NPR's Radiololab (Season 4, Episode 1) interviewed Jo-Anne Bachoroswki on her research on laughter. http://www.radiolab.org/story/91588-laughter/

  • Congratulations Megan!

    September 23, 2016—

    Megan Ichinose is on the Chancellors mental health initiative committee!

     

    https://www.vanderbilt.edu/chancellor/committees/chancellors-strategic-planning-committee-on-mental-health-and-wellbeing/

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