The faculty within the Psychology Department are active researchers. We currently house research centers and several independent research programs headed up by individual faculty. Additionally, several faculty share cross-cutting research interests around thematic areas. These are highlighted below.

Research Centers

Center for Autism and Related Disabilities. Kristin V. Christodulu, Ph.D., Director. The Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at the University at Albany (CARD Albany) is a community-based program that provides program development, training, and support for individuals, families, professionals and peers of people with autism and related disabilities.

The Psychological Services Center. George Litchford, Director. The Psychological Services Center is a training and research clinic for the Clinical and Counseling Psychology Doctoral Programs at The University at Albany, State University of New York.

Center for Problem Gambling. Affiliated faculty: Edelgard Wulfert. The Center for Problem Gambling is a program of Family and Children's Service of the Capital Region, Inc. The Center is funded through the New York State Office of Mental Health since 1996 and committed to serve people in need in the greater Capital Region.

New research: Life Sciences Research
University at Albany scientists are advancing knowledge across a broad spectrum of research in the life sciences with special emphasis on cutting edge investigation into the structure and function of biologically active molecules. Scientific research is coalesced around core interests in RNA science and technology, neuroscience, molecular evolution of disease and molecular biology. Founded on the philosophy that scientific discovery is a multidisciplinary, collaborative and highly interactive enterprise, the Life Science Research Initiative is based on a dynamic approach to scientific discovery and education. Discovery occurs at the frontiers and intersections of science and Life Sciences faculty provide a critical focus for collaborative discovery across traditional departments as well as with other University at Albany and regional scientists.