Unlocking the mysteries of the mind, brain and behavior

The Department of Psychology is innovating how we approach mental wellness, addiction, social challenges and much more — to help people improve their lives.

The Department of Psychology is committed to solving life's most intriguing mysteries.

Whether you are interested in mental health, how the brain works, social relationships, cognitive processes, developmental and change processes or quantitative methods for understanding behavior, the Department of Psychology provides unique opportunities to explore what it is to be human. 


Hands-on solutions to real-world problems

Our commitment to our students is for life. Psych for Life® supports caring and curious people like you, seeking to cultivate personal growth, healthier relationships and career success. 

World-class research

in 50 labs with hands-on internship experiences.

Psych for Life®

career resources for students and alumni.


programs and scholarships for underrepresented students.


highly-ranked doctoral training areas.


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Featured news from ASU Psychology

Excellence, Access, and Inclusion: Psych4All

The Department of Psychology at Arizona State University is committed to fostering an environment that values, prioritizes and promotes inclusive excellence and belonging among its students, faculty and staff. To that end, the Department has formed a committee — Excellence, Access and Inclusion: Psych4All — comprising representatives of departmental stakeholders. The mission of EAI:Psych4All is to materialize the Department’s commitment as specific initiatives, activities, programs and policy recommendations.

The department acknowledges that ASU is situated on the ancestral lands of Indigenous nations. We thank the Native communities of the Salt River Valley — including the Akimel O’odham and the Pee Posh nations — who have inhabited this place for centuries, and whose stewardship of the land and waterways allows us to be here now.

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