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Department of Psychology

Welcome! The Department of Psychology is one of ten departments in the College of Science and Mathematics at Wright State University and has a strong reputation as a science-based program that appreciates both the value of sound methodology and theory and the need to apply and test theory against practical problems of everyday life.

Learn What you can do with a degree in Psychology

On February 10th, Wright State hosted special  guest speaker Dr. R. Eric Landrum, Ph.D. (Boise State University).  Dr. Landrum spoke about Affordances and Alignments: What CAN You Do With Your Bachelor's Degree in Psychology.  The video of the presentation and his slides are now online.

Psychology News

Distinguished Alumni Award

The HF/IO program has recognized four outstanding alumni--Drs. Tony Aretz, Matt Smith, Megan Leasher, and Anu Narayan.

Tony Aretz received his M.A. in Human Factors from Wright State University and his Ph.D. in engineering psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Tony has been the president of the College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati, Ohio, since 2008.

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Department of Psychology Alumni publishes his first novel

Junaid Asad, who earned a Master of Science in Psychology (Human Factors) from Wright State University in 2005, just released his first novel "

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Student Resources

Planning Your Degree

i-psychology-studentunion.jpgDeclaring a major is a big decision that can be difficult to make. The academic advisors in the department of psychology appreciate this fact and thus are dedicated to helping new or prospective majors navigate their way through the many degree requirements that must be met before earning a degree. Read More

Minor

The minor in psychology offers 22 hours of dynamic instruction examining a diverse array of phenomena governing the behaviors of humans, as well as animals. Among the many course offerings, students may choose from 2000-3000 level courses addressing issues related to gender identity, the application of psychology to crime and justice, prejudice, mental illness, animal behavior, chemical dependency, and others. With the minor in psychology, students will be able to compliment any primary area of study with useful knowledge, practical skills, and sometime surprising insights. Members of the psychology faculty are confident that all students who pursue the minor will add value and substance to their undergraduate education.  Read More

Student Orgs.

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Students can participate in the Psi Chi and Psychology Club student organizations while attending Wright State University, adding to their educational experience and allowing them to meet fellow students with similiar interests.  Read More

Graduate Program

Started in 1979 with the Master of Arts degree in Human Factors, offered through the multidisciplinary Applied Behavioral Sciences program, we now offer both Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy programs in Human Factors and Industrial Organizational psychology. Our unique Graduate Program provides students a solid grounding in both Human Factors and Industrial Organizational psychology.  Read More

Facilities

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The Wright State University Department of Psychology maintains several general laboratories to support teaching and learning for both undergraduate and graduate students and each faculty member maintains a research laboratory. In addition to the on-campus laboratories, many specialized laboratories around the Dayton Metropolitan area allow us to use their facilities and equipment. Learn more