The Department of Psychology at the University at Buffalo reflects a commitment to cutting-edge research and outstanding training of students in psychological science. We offer a vibrant and collegial atmosphere in which to investigate questions about the mind and behavior.
The mission of the Department of Psychology is to conduct research that contributes to the scientific understanding of mind and behavior of individuals, groups and social systems, and to provide high-quality graduate education and training in the profession of psychology. The department aspires to excellence in research; graduate and professional education and training; education of undergraduate students; and public and community service. In doing so, we recognize the diverse cultures and traditions that have shaped our faculty, staff and students, and provide for the professional development and advancement of all members of our department.
Psychology is a core scientific discipline with robust connections to numerous other disciplines. Our productive faculty conduct research in four primary areas of psychology: Behavioral Neuroscience, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Psychology and Social-Personality Psychology. Scientific contributions within our department not only directly advance the discipline, but also have marked influences across many other fields.
The department’s research activities are the foundation for effective classroom and laboratory education. The Bachelor's (BA and BS) programs combine breadth of exposure to the field with opportunities for specialization, while active engagement in psychological research forms the foundation of our Master's and PhD programs. We expect that the Department of Psychology will continue to be recognized as a premier psychology department and as a national and international leader in psychological science.