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Psychology at UAlbany is the theoretical and applied study of the biological, cognitive, social, and clinical bases of human behavior.

Our faculty and students conduct high impact research that contributes to the understanding of basic psychological principles and their application to organizational, community, and health care settings. At the undergraduate level, the Department of Psychology offers a B.A. degree and a B.A. Honors degree. For graduate students, we offer the Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience, Cognitive, Social, Clinical, and Industrial-Organizational (I/O) Psychology, as well as the M.A. in I/O Psychology.


Recent Department News

  • In Memory of Craig H. Kinsley, Ph.D.

    The Psychology Department is saddened to report the recent passing of one its most distinguished graduates, Craig H. Kinsley. Craig received his doctoral degree in 1985 from Albany where he trained in the discipline of behavioral neuroscience. He specialized in the study of behavioral neuroendocrinology.

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  • Dr. Kit Cho, (PhD UAlbany 2015) Now an Assistant Professor of Psychology

    Dr. Kit Cho, a UAlbany Psychology graduate student who received his PhD in Cognitive Psychology with Dr. Jim Neely in June 2015, has accepted a tenure-track, assistant professor position in the Psychology Department at the University of Houston-Downtown.


  • Clinical Doctoral Student, Stephanie Wemm, Awarded a NIDA Pre-Doctoral Fellowship

    Stephanie Wemm, a doctoral student in Clinical Psychology, has received a prestigious National Research Service Award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. This pre-doctoral fellowship will support Stephanie’s research on the psychological and biological processes in behavioral addictions and substance abuse in the laboratory of Dr. Elga Wulfert.


  • Dr. Michael Ford recognized for Research on Work-Family Conflict

    Dr. Michael Ford’s research has been recognized as a finalist nominee for the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research. His research paper on work-family conflict published in Journal of Applied Psychology was selected as one of the best research papers of the year in the field.