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Psychology

Welcome to the Department of Psychology

Psychology is a scientific field emphasizing the understanding of behavior - how and why we think, feel and act. As a science, it focuses on research that is designed to better understand and predict future behavior. A component of psychology involves the practical application of knowledge, skills and techniques to the solution or prevention of individual and social problems.

The Department of Psychology focuses on research to better understand and predict human behavior and on the practical application of that knowledge to the solution and prevention of individual and societal problems. The undergraduate psychology program permits flexibility for career planning and personal development by providing two degree programs and opportunities for double majors. This allows students to develop a second interest and better prepare for a variety of careers.

How Do Kids Learn Math?

With funding from the University of Dayton's STEM Catalyst Initiative, Mary Fuhs (Psychology) is identifying the mechanisms underlying mathematical cognition to design innovative games for children.

How Do Kids Learn Math?

With funding from the University of Dayton's STEM Catalyst Initiative, Mary Fuhs (Psychology) is identifying the mechanisms underlying mathematical cognition to design innovative games for children.

Virtual Reality Self-Modeling

With funding from the University of Dayton's STEM Catalyst Initiative, Ju Shen (Computer Science) and Ben Kunz (Psychology) are developing a novel behavioral intervention system for children with autism.

Virtual Reality Self-Modeling

With funding from the University of Dayton's STEM Catalyst Initiative, Ju Shen (Computer Science) and Ben Kunz (Psychology) are developing a novel behavioral intervention system for children with autism.

In the News
Faculty 07.30.19
Psychological Association Fellow

University of Dayton psychology professor Roger Reeb has been selected as a fellow of the Midwestern Psychological Association in recognition of his contributions to the discipline, and his exceptional mentorship of graduate and undergraduate students.

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Research 11.02.18
Gender and Schizophrenia

New research from University of Dayton psychologist Julie Walsh-Messinger and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai psychiatrist Dolores Malaspina uncovers key differences in the brains of men and women suffering from schizophrenia.

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Research 05.08.18
Bragging and Modesty

Young people today react to bragging in the same way as previous generations, according to new research by psychologists at the University of Dayton.

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CONTACT

Department of Psychology

St. Joseph Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1430
937-229-2713
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