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Mission and Values

Our Mission is to...

  • generate knowledge of basic psychological processes and contextual influences on psychological and physical functioning,
  • apply knowledge to promote health and welfare in a pluralistic society by enhancing the functioning of individuals and social systems,
  • translate knowledge into science-based programs, policies, and professional practices responsive to societal needs, and
  • transmit knowledge through educational programs that inform individual development, provide understanding of human behavior, and prepare scientist-practitioners to become future leaders and innovators.

In the accomplishment of this mission we...
  • value the fundamental rights, dignity, and worth of all people in achieving our goal to create a climate of understanding and respect among diverse individuals,
  • respect cultural, individual, and role differences due to age, gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, language, and socioeconomic status,
  • commit to fostering and integrating multiculturalism at both a didactic and personal level, and
  • promote conflict resolution in a just and responsible fashion that avoids or minimizes harm while respecting the rights of all individuals.

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Department Information

  • The Psychology Department is one of the largest departments in the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • The department has ~30 full-time faculty.
  • 800 undergraduate majors.
  • Over 100 graduate students.

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Undergraduate Major

  • Psychology majors work toward a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree or a Bachelor of Science of Science (B.S.)
  • The B.A. and B.S. can be earned either on the Kingston campus or in day or evening sessions at the Feinstein Providence campus. Many students choose to take courses at both locations.
  • Both degrees emphasize core and applied learning through experiential study
    • internships
    • research

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Graduate Programs

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Focus Areas

The department focuses on several areas representing key strengths in our undergraduate and graduate curricula, as well as research interests of our faculty:

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A Message from the Chair

Su Boatright

Read more from Dr. Su Boatright-Horowitz, Interim Chair of the Department of Psychology.

Faculty Highlights

Dr. Prochaska recognized by Governor

Dr. Wood named Associate Editor of Journal

Dr. Rogers receives Mentoring Award

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Undergraduate Corner

Student Spotlight: Katie Gallagher '14

Student Spotlight: Tatiana Restrepo '14

Student Spotlight: Perry Sandrock '14

Student Spotlight: Brandon Sousa '15

Student Spotlight: Victoria Correia '16

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