The Psychology Department has more than 30 full-time faculty members. This size allows the department to function “as a whole” rather than as a set of insulated areas. Thus, there are no rigid divisions between the five broad areas: Clinical, Cognitive Neuroscience, Developmental, Social / Personality, and Systems Neuroscience.
We are very fortunate to have rich traditions of research collaboration and intellectual communities that bring students and researchers together across traditional boundaries. This integrative approach to research and training can be visualized through the network analysis below. Each dot represents a faculty member, coded in different colors according to their “traditional” area membership. Nodes are faculty with edges weighted by number of shared student committees or grants. This network analysis is based on collaborations directly between faculty members on research projects and funded grants, as well as associations facilitated by doctoral students through advising committees, thesis and supporting area research projects, and prelims and dissertation committees. For more details about these aspects of graduate student training, please explore the Graduate menu (Prospective Students and Current Students).