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The Department of Psychology offers BA, Minor, BA/MA, MA, and PhD programs. Courses are offered in clinical, social, personality, development, behavioral neuroscience, and experimental psychology. Students may design programs that approach psychology as a social science, a natural science, or a combination of both.

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Upcoming Theses & Dissertation Defenses

Carissa Mehos will defend her dissertation on Wednesday. August 17th at 10 am. The title is "The influence of glial glutamate signaling on neuroprotective aromatase and 17β-estradiol following traumatic brain injury"


Vikki Connaughton (chair)
Colin Saldanha
Katie DeCicco-Skinner
Terry Davidson.

Lana Ross will defend her dissertation on Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 1:30 to 4:30 pm in Asbury 336. The title of her dissertation is: Cost-benefit and cost utility analyses of cognitive-behavioral therapy versus light therapy for seasonal affective disorder

Committee Members:
Brian Yates, PhD (Chair)
James Gray, PhD
Kelly Rohan, PhD (University of Vermont)
Slavomir Zapata, PhD (Washington DC VAMC, external reader)