The mission of the Department of Psychology is to provide excellent instruction in a discipline central to understanding human behavior, one’s self, and others. The faculty bring current theories and knowledge to the classroom and create opportunities for students to participate in active and ongoing scholarship. The faculty provide instruction at the undergraduate level to prepare students for careers and graduate study, offer general education courses for breadth of knowledge, and develop students’ skills in critical thinking, oral and written communication, proposal writing, data analysis, research methods, statistics, computers, problem solving, and interpersonal relations. The faculty provide graduate professional training and pre-doctoral preparation. The faculty engage in thoughtful deliberate efforts to advance knowledge in their discipline and to produce continuous improvement in their teaching effectiveness. Faculty engage in professional service to advance the aims of the discipline, department, college, and university.
Psychology Department Contacts:
Front Office: (562) 985-5001
Psychology Resource Office: (562) 985-5680
Undergraduate Advising: (562) 985-7804
Graduate Advising: (562) 985-5000
PSA & Psi Chi – Psychology Student Groups