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Department of Psychology

Explore human nature through psychology: Understand people’s characteristics, information processing, motivations, and developmental changes. Develop critical thinking and scientific skills to tackle real-world challenges in the workplace and community. Courses delve into fundamental questions about human nature, emphasizing the application of scientific methods for research verification. Discover the potential applications of psychological science in solving diverse human problems. Our dedicated faculty fosters a collegial atmosphere, encouraging students to excel, participate in research, and engage in community service beyond coursework.

An immersive learning approach

Psychology — the study of human nature: What are people like? How do they use information? What motivates them? How do they develop and change? Students learn critical thinking and scientific methods in order to help solve human problems in the workplace and in the community.

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  • Faculty
  • Facilities
  • Research
  • True Blue Neighbors Behavioral Health Clinic
    • Department Faculty

      Our distinguished faculty comprises accomplished scholars, dedicated educators, and experts in their respective fields. With a commitment to fostering academic excellence, they engage students in innovative and collaborative learning experiences, preparing them for success in a rapidly evolving world. At TU, our faculty members not only impart knowledge but also inspire and mentor students, creating a dynamic and enriching educational environment.


    • Department Facilities

      Equipped with cutting-edge technology and resources, our classrooms, laboratories, and libraries provide students with unparalleled opportunities to explore, discover, and excel in their academic pursuits. From collaborative study spaces to specialized research labs, our facilities are designed to inspire innovation and support the academic success of our diverse student community.


    • Research

      Both faculty and students engage in groundbreaking research across diverse disciplines, pushing the boundaries of knowledge and addressing real-world challenges. From impactful studies in energy and environmental sciences to cutting-edge advancements in technology and healthcare, our commitment to research excellence provides a unique and enriching experience for scholars eager to contribute to the forefront of academic exploration and societal progress.

      Psychology Research

    • True Blue Neighbors Behavioral Health Clinic

      The True Blue Neighbors Behavioral Health Clinic (TBN-BHC) provides affordable and empirically supported mental health assessment and treatment services to children and adults of all ages. We support the True Blue Neighbors community, the Kendall Whittier neighborhood, and surrounding areas. The clinic is supervised by TU’s licensed clinical psychology professors and services are provided by graduate students in the clinical psychology program.


    Psychology Programs

    During my time at TU, I studied core IO principles and conducted research, presenting at the SIOP conference. My internship at a tech organization shaped my identity as an IO psychologist, leading to my current role as a Talent Science Consultant at CodeSignal, where I advocate for IO best practices.

    Hayley Walton Industrial Organizational Psychology Alumna

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