Graduate Study is concentrated in these six areas:
Area Advisor
Clinical Dr. David Hansen Examples of Program of Study Emphasis include clinical and experimental psychopathology, family and relationship violence, pediatric psychology, forensic psychology, mental health policy, and treatment process and outcome
Cognitive and Quantitative Dr. Lesa Hoffman Research opportunities in human information processing and/or quantitative methodology
Developmental Dr. Lisa Crockett Offered in collaboration with the faculty in the Department of Educational Psychology at the Teachers College
Law-Psychology Dr. Rich Wiener Under the dual sponsorship of the Department of Psychology and the College of Law
Neuroscience and Behavior Dr. Ming Li Highly individualized program of study and research that spans the areas of behavioral neuroscience, behavioral genetics, neuropharmacology, and animal behavior. Faculty research interests include cognition and executive function, drug addiction, animal models of mental and behavioral disorders, high-risk behaviors, and bird song.
Social-Personality Dr. Rich Wiener Includes an applied social/program evaluation emphasis


In addition to the above formal programs, the Department of Psychology also offers secondary specializations in certain areas.
Secondary Specialization
Area Advisor
Quantitative Psychology Dr. Lesa Hoffman Graduate students in any psychology program have the opportunity for extensive training in quantitative methods (Psyc 930, 941, 942, 943, 944, 945, and 948), including general linear models, multivariate analysis, longitudinal models, multilevel models, psychometric models (confirmatory factor models and item response models), structural equation models, and other special topics.