About Us

Established by the Georgetown University College of Arts & Sciences in 1967, the Department of Psychology is an intellectually diverse community of scholars engaged in research addressing psychological processes at the levels of mind, brain, and society.

Mission & History

We strive for excellence in our scholarship and teaching, and we seek to cultivate in our students a dedication to the highest standards in their endeavors. We are committed to collaboration within and across disciplinary boundaries, and to sustaining professional links with relevant local, national, and global organizations.

Our Mission & History

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Georgetown Department of Psychology’s DEIB (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging) Committee is committed to fostering an environment where every individual is valued, respected, and provided with equitable opportunities to thrive.

Our Comittment to Inclusion

Psychology Department News

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Dr. Rachel Barr’s comments featured in The New Yorker

June 25, 2024 — What impact does CoComelon, the animation YouTube channel, have on children’s attention? To read more, click…

June 25, 2024

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Is Inside Out 2’s Envy Such a Bad Emotion to Feel? – Ask a Professor

June 24, 2024 — While negative emotions like envy can get a bad reputation, they may not be as bad as some people think. Professor W. Gerrod Parrott explains why humans have emotions and how…

June 24, 2024

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Dr. Abigail Marsh’s work on altruism featured in Georgetown Magazine

June 7, 2024 — Did you know men are more likely to undertake heroic acts, but women are more likely to donate a kidney to a stranger? Dr. Abigail Marsh’s fascinating work on altruism has been…

June 7, 2024