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    Welcome to the Department!

    Established by Georgetown College in 1970, the Department of Psychology is an intellectually diverse community of scholars engaged in research addressing both basic psychological processes and social issues.

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    Members of the Department include Faculty, Ph.D. Students, Postdoctoral Fellows, Adjunct Lecturers, and Research and Administrative Staff.

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    Research in the Department

    We conduct research on psychological and behavioral processes across the lifespan.

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    Undergraduate Program

    Undergraduates learn about psychological phenomena both in the classroom and in the laboratory.

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    Graduate Program

    Graduate research in the Department often incorporates neuroimaging data collected at Georgetown's Center for Functional and Molecular Imaging.

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    Faculty in the News

    Faculty research, like that of Professor Sandra Calvert, is frequently featured in national media outlets.

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    Interview Series: Jenna Finch

    A discussion with Jenna Finch, Psychology and Mathematics double major and President of Georgetown's Chapter of Psi Chi.

The Department of Psychology is located in White Gravenor Hall on the main campus of the university. The Department is home to a diverse and collaborative community of scholars who conduct research in psychology, neuroscience, and public policy, and who teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. Research by Faculty in the Department of Psychology—from basic science investigations of behavior and brain function to applications for public policy—is directed at Georgetown University’s goal of creating and communicating knowledge in the service of the common good.

Our Undergraduate Program offers a Major and a Minor in Psychology and provides a variety of opportunities for scholarship and extracurricular enrichment, including the Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology, a research-focused Honors Program, and research assistantships and volunteer opportunities in Faculty labs.

Our Graduate Program offers a five-year program of study in developmental science leading to a Ph.D. in Psychology, with concentrations in Human Development and Public Policy and Lifespan Cognitive Neuroscience. We also offer a dual degree combining a Ph.D. in Psychology and a Master of Public Policy degree in collaboration with the Georgetown Public Policy Institute.

Department of Psychology306N White-Gravenor Hall37th and O Streets, N.W., Washington D.C. 20057Phone: (202) 687.4042Fax: (202)

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