Join Us on Our Mission

Study Psychology and be part of the program looking to continue cutting-edge research and providing the community with the best current practices in psychology.

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

Undergraduate students who study psychology at Temple University develop critical thinking skills through courses that emphasizing 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, Cognition and Neuroscience, Developmental Psychology and Social Psychology. The intensive, full-time doctoral program is highly research-focused and allows students to gain experiences across multiple research methodologies and laboratory environments. For information on how to apply to the Psychology PhD program, please visit the Psychology Graduate Admissions page.

Leaders in Our Field

The 32 faculty appointed in our doctoral training programs 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.

Media Mentions

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via Temple Now on July 30, 2021

Stepping into the Spotlight

By Emily Kovach

Psychology Professor Laurence Steinberg talks about COVID-19's effects on college students in the New York Times.