Message from the Chair
Welcome to the Department of Psychology at the University at Albany.
Welcome to the Department of Psychology! We are excited to know that so many of our
students have made our Department their academic “home”, and we strive to
continue to provide excellence in teaching and mentoring, as well as in the
pursuit of excellence in the creation of new ideas.
Our undergraduate curriculum has a basis in scientific
knowledge and the principles that guide research endeavors and scientific
investigation. The skills that students
acquire at both the undergraduate and graduate levels serve to strengthen the
ability to use logic and reasoning, to question statistical knowledge and
reported findings, to engage in communication skills, and to prepare for a wide
variety of careers upon degree completion.
Our Department also offers an honors program that provides students with
hands-on research experience and the possibility of working within a research
laboratory under the guidance of faculty members. This type of preparation is very important to
the acquisition of skills necessary to pursue graduate training across a broad
array of disciplines within the field.
Our doctoral programs are geared toward preparing
graduate students for careers in scientific psychology and scientifically based
professional practice. Our commitment is to provide students with a broad
exposure to psychological theories and concepts, to teach them methodological
skills necessary to examine, understand, and explain psychological phenomena,
and to create an academic environment that supports such exploration.
I invite you to explore our website and inform yourself
of the exciting programs that are being offered in our department.
James H. Neely
Professor and Interim Chair
Psychology Program Directors
Adjunct and Emeritus Faculty