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 both basic psychological processes and social issues. We are an intellectually diverse community of scholars engaged in research addressing psychology 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

As a university community, a department, and as individuals, we must reflect on our own positionality and the ways that we collectively and individually contribute to racism and oppression by our actions and inactions.

Our Committment to Inclusion

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Dr. Kostadin Kushlev wins a NIMH R01 grant

Dr. Kostadin Kushlev has won an NIMH R01 grant titled “Causal Effects of Exposure to Social Media on Adolescent Mental Health.” As PI, Dr. Kushlev will conduct a timely study to examine the…

September 13, 2023

Group of individuals celebrating Dr. Berluti

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Katie Berluti successfully defends doctoral dissertation

May 30, 2023 – Congratulations to Katie Berluti who successfully defended her doctoral dissertation titled “Understanding antisociality across the lifespan: Insights from psychopathy, trauma,…

May 30, 2023

Dr. A. Bonior

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Dr. Bonior featured on CNN’s The Lead to talk about kids and social media

Professor Andrea Bonior was featured on CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper to give tips on how to minimize the harm social media can cause to children’s mental health. The clip can viewed on Twitter.

May 24, 2023