Over 50 internationally renowned scholars and scientists with vibrant and well-funded research laboratories teach at New York University’s Department of Psychology. Although courses cover a broad range of topics on the science of behavior, mind, and brain, our faculty members also concentrate on areas of expertise such as social psychology, cognition, perception, psychopathology, and neuroscience. Being able to study with instructors who are actively engaged in research ensures that students learn not only about the fundamentals of psychological theory, but also about the contemporary research that continues to drive the field.
Students also have the opportunity to conduct independent research within the laboratories of our faculty and to participate in the Honors Program, in which seniors are required to write a research paper as an Honors Thesis under direct faculty supervision. Our carefully curated curriculum taught by faculty committed to education in psychology prepares students for successful post-graduate educational opportunities and other 21st century careers.