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    Psychology is one of the most popular majors at UGA, and offers students a broad, scientifically-based education applicable to a wide variety of careers.

Welcome to the Department of Psychology

The UGA Department of Psychology, within the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, is a nationally recognized department with award-winning professors who are dedicated to providing the highest quality education possible to our students. The UGA Psychology Department is committed to fostering a safe, welcoming, supportive, and inclusive environment for all students, faculty and staff

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Racism and hate do not belong in our Society, our University, and not in our Department of Psychology. In these times of example after example of intolerable treatment of persons of color, the Faculty, Staff, and Students of the Department of Psychology publicly and vehemently denounce the hate and violence that has been, and continues to be, perpetrated on our students, colleagues, and community because of race, gender, sexuality, and other marginalized identities. We promise to do all things within our scope and power to reduce and eliminate these injustices and to take direct actions to further the inclusive development of our local and broader University community to make sure that all are safe, supported, and protected from such objectionable treatment. This is not a political statement. This is a moral and human statement.


Latest News

After 27 years on the faculty in the Psychology Department, we congratulate Dr. Kecia Thomas on her new position as Dean of Arts and Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr.
Dr. Kristen Shockley was recently featured on APA podcast, Speaking of Psychology. Dr. Shockley discussed her research on how new teleworkers are adapting to the challenges of telework during COVID-19, and talked about what the pandemic may mean for the future of remote work.

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Graduate Student Spotlight

Michael Harvey

Master of Arts, Psychology

Mike is a fourth-year graduate student working with Dr. Rich Slatcher in the Close Relationships Lab. He is generally interested in understanding the mechanistic links between familial and romantic relationships and health outcomes. Further, he is interested in using data science methods (e.g.,…

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