Department of Psychology

The Department of Psychology is represented by faculty at three FAU campuses (Boca Raton, Davie and Jupiter). The Department of Psychology maintains a research-intensive graduate program, offering the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Experimental Psychology and Master of Arts degree in Psychology. We service over 2100 undergraduate majors as well. Our award-winning and internationally renowned faculty conduct research in four core areas of Psychology: Cognitive & Cognitive Neuroscience, Developmental, Neuroscience, and Social/Personality Psychology. Students in our program undergo rigorous academic and research training and have gone on to successful careers in both academia and industry.

Part of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, the department maintains close links with the Center for Complex Systems, with many faculty maintaining dual appointments. The department is among the most successful in the college in obtaining external funding and enjoys a strong national and international profile. 



Psychology Student Recipient of Award at Three Minute Thesis Competition

Congratulations to Claudius Osei, from the experimental psychology Ph.D. program, recipient of the Three Minute Championship Runner-up, $1,500 award. Read more.



Research FAU Researchers Receive Grants to Combat Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers from the Schmidt College of Science and FAU collaborators have received grants totaling $641,818 from the Florida Department of Health’s Ed and Ethel Moore Alzheimer’s Disease Research Program. Read more.




Easing Anxiety in Children with Computerized Training Program

Nathaniel Shanok, Ph.D., a recent graduate, and Nancy Aaron Jones, Ph.D., FAU associate professor of psychology, published a study that found a way to alleviate negative emotions in preadolescent children in the journal, Applied Neuropsychology: Child. Read more.

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