Department of Psychology


The Department of Psychology is represented by faculty at three FAU campuses (Boca Raton, Davie and Jupiter). The Department of Psychology maintains a research-intensive graduate program, offering the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Experimental Psychology and Master of Arts degree in Psychology. We service over 2100 undergraduate majors as well. Our award-winning and internationally renowned faculty conducts research in four core areas of Psychology: Cognitive & Cognitive Neuroscience, Developmental, Neuroscience, and Social/Personality Psychology. Students in our program undergo rigorous academic and research training and have gone on to successful careers in both academia and industry.

Part of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, the department maintains close links with the Center for Complex Systems, with many faculty maintaining dual appointments. The department is among the most successful in the college in obtaining external funding, and enjoys a strong national and international profile.

In the News

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parents and friendships
Why do Childhood Friendships Fall Apart?

Professor Brett Laursen and his FAU graduate students published a study indicating that parents' mental health issues may spoil children's friendships.  Read more on Reuters Health.

Alcohol Abuse in Early Maturing Girls
Arthur C. Evans, Jr. PhD, BS '82, MA '84 - Charles E. Schmidt College of Science

Healthcare innovator, policymaker, and clinical and community psychologist, Arthur C. Evans Jr., Ph.D., is the new CEO of the American Psychological Association (APA). Read more.

Learn about internships at APA here.



FAU Unveils First-of-its-Kind - Neuroscience Undergraduate Honors Program

This latest honors program will focus on neuroscience and be offered on FAU's John D. MacArthur Jupiter campus. Read More.