Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences

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Why Study Psychology?

The Psychology major offers opportunities to acquire and develop a number of skills valued by employers, the community and graduate school admissions committees. Read more

Degrees offered

B.A.          B.A. (100% online)

B.S.          Minor

Affiliated with B.S. in Neuroscience 

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology

Ph.D., Experimental Psychology

Affiliated with Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies: Specialization in Translational Neuroscience 


Our Graduates Are Doing Great Things!

"Can You See Me? Conversations About Mental Health in the African American Community"

Picture of Steven Kniffley, Jr. Psy.D.

Dr. Steven Kniffley (B.S. in Psychology, 2008)

Due to racism and discrimination, African Americans have an increased vulnerability for developing mental health issues. However, there is also significant stigma attached to mental illness within the African American community that prevents discussion concerning how to identify mental illness and get help. This series of workshops is intended to dispel myths about mental health, encourage those in need to seek help for themselves and others, and explore racial trauma and the unique impact it has on the mental health of African Americans.

LFPL Western Branch (604 S. 10th Street) 

Tuesdays from 6:45-7:45pm, March 5 - April 16

Phone: 502-574-1779 

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Grawemeyer Talk 

“Drugs, Dopamine & Desire”  

Drs. Terry Robinson and Kent Berridge 

April 10, 2019

12:00 -1:00 PM

Middleton Auditorium, Strickler Hall, room 101

Open to the public