Psychological & Brain Sciences

Psychological & Brain Sciences allows students to examine, in depth, the study of behavior in the following areas:

  • Aging and development
  • Biological bases of behavior
  • Clinical and psychopathology
  • Cognition
  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Learning and memory
  • Personality
  • Sensation and perception
  • Social interactions

The Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at Washington University has particular strengths in the following areas:

  • Aging
  • Behavioral economics
  • Human development
  • Diversity science
  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Emotion
  • Judgment and decision-making
  • Learning and operant conditioning
  • Neuropsychology
  • Personality and individual differences
  • Adult psychopathology
  • Sensory processes in vision and audition
  • Social theories of self and social processes
  • Human emotion

There are also many opportunities for undergraduates in this department:

  • Research involvement with faculty members
  • Supervised internships with community service agencies
  • Practicum in Applied Behavior Analysis: Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Study abroad
  • Concentrations within the major
  • Senior honors
  • Membership in Psi Chi, the national honor society in psychology

Contact Info

Contact:Shelley Kohlman