Promoting Excellence in Psychological Science

The Department of Psychology has a threefold mission: To answer questions on the cutting edge of psychology research, to provide training to undergraduate and graduate students in the broad fields of psychology, and to provide individuals and the community with psychological services based on the best current practices in psychology.

Excel in Our Program

Psychology Brochure Undergraduate students who study Psychology at Temple develop critical thinking skills through courses that emphasize the scientific basis of psychology, statistical analysis and experimental design. Advanced courses introduce students to current psychological research on mental disorders and treatments, learning and memory, social development, and many other topics. Students are encouraged to develop applied skills through focused experiential learning in research laboratories and through community-based internships.

Our nationally ranked graduate program provides doctoral training across four areas of psychology: Clinical Psychology, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Developmental Psychology, and Social Psychology. The intensive, full-time doctoral program is highly research-focused and allows for students to gain experiences across multiple research methodologies and laboratory environments.

Leaders in Our Field

Our 45 full-time faculty members have won many national and international awards and are experienced leaders in their fields. Their research teams are addressing questions at the forefront of psychological science.

Advising at Every Step

Psychology’s dedicated academic advisor is available to meet with students to provide guidance on course selection, acquiring an internship or research experience, career options, and applying to graduate school.

Academic Offerings

Get Involved in Research!

Undergraduate students gain vital skills through hands-on experience in laboratories and research groups.

Graduate Programs

The world-renowned faculty in our graduate program are highly collaborative, with many connections within and outside Temple. This allows students to gain truly interdisciplinary training for the next stage of their career.

Clinical Services

Three clinics provide mental health services to the community in and around Temple: The Psychological Services Center, the Adult Anxiety Clinic, and the Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders Clinic.


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