Uncover the mysteries of the mind,
brain and behavior

at one of the nation's best psychology programs

 

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Open the door to the mind

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 ASU Department of Psychology in Tempe provides unique opportunities to explore what it is to be human. Why study psychology?

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Welcome to the Department of Psychology at ASU!

Operating at the intersection of the mind, brain, and behavior, psychology explores many of the world’s most complex issues and fascinating questions. Our exceptional faculty of internationally recognized researchers and teachers, working with our students, investigates many of the mysteries and challenges of human behavior. 

Degree Programs

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Research

The interdisciplinary work of ASU’s Department of Psychology brings together the brightest minds in Behavioral Neuroscience, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Science, Developmental Psychology, Quantitative Methods, and Social Psychology to understand and solve some of humanity's most interesting questions.

ASU Psychology Brain Fair

Public engagement

Psychology isn't just important to our faculty and students. Our research directly influences the public and we are proud of our involvement in the community. At the Department of Psychology, we are committed to sharing our growing understanding of mind, behavior, and disease with the community..

ASU Students studying Psychology

Academic advising

Advisors can answer questions about which classes to take, research opportunities, internships, post-graduate options, academic performance and more. They are always willing and eager to help you succeed in college and beyond.

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ASU Child Study Lab

Child Study Lab

The ASU Child Study Lab is a preschool community where children and families explore, create, learn and grow. Instruction is based on the latest Developmental Psychology research, so you can be confident knowing your kids are receiving the best instruction possible.

Learn About the CSL

Clinical Center

Established in 1959 as an outpatient clinic and training facility for doctoral students in clinical psychology, the mission of the Clinical Psychology Center (CPC) is to provide outstanding service to our clients using evidence based best practices. 

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Alumni

Whether you pursued higher education, graduate-level work or joined the workforce, your ASU Psychology degree means you are part of the PSYCH for LIFE family. Connect with our Alumni Leadership Council and see how you can get in touch with other ASU Department of Psychology alumni.

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The interdisciplinary work of ASU’s Department of Psychology brings together the brightest minds in Behavioral Neuroscience, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Science, Developmental Psychology, Quantitative Methods, and Social Psychology to understand and solve some of humanity's most interesting questions.

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Psychology by the numbers

282

Honors Students (AY 2017 - 2018)

76%

Female Undergraduate Students

46

Leading-edge research labs

Departmental News: 

Leena Bui, a graduate student in the Department of Psychology at Arizona State University, is a recipient of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program.

Folding towels. Peeling fruit. Scratching microphones. Hearing sweet nothings whispered in your ear.

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences elected three Arizona State University faculty members to its Class of 2018.