A department of leaders, dedicated to groundbreaking research

Psychology is defined as the scientific study of behavior and mental processes, and this means that scientific research is at the core of our discipline. Only five percent of the psychology departments in the United States exist within a school of science. As we stand shoulder to shoulder with mathematics, chemistry, biology, physics, and computer science, research is critical to everything we do.

Interdisciplinary research is common throughout the School of Science, and the Department of Psychology is no exception, You’ll find strong collaborations between our faculty and members of units across campus.


Get involved in research throughout your education

We believe that active participation in research can provide great benefits to students of all levels—even beginning learners. Many of our faculty are eager to welcome you as a member of their research teams, which includes seven dynamic labs in the psychology department. Additional opportunities can be found throughout the School of Science and across the IUPUI campus.