Department Mission

The Department of Psychology is committed to a broad mission of excellence in research, teaching and apprenticeship:

  • To create new scientific knowledge about psychological processes through first rate scholarship
  • To teach innovative courses and engage students in our research and service activities
  • To maintain our record of outstanding graduate training that produces tomorrow's leading researchers

We strive to accomplish these goals as a large, diverse and interdisciplinary community of scholars.

Department History

The following history documents were written by Professor Alfred C. Raphelson in 1968. They contain a wealth of information about the Department along with historical photos:

Volume I: The History of the Department of Psychology, 1852–1950
2MB PDF | 265KB PDF (text only)

Volume II: Biographical Sketches of Faculty Members, 1897–1945
812KB PDF | 328KB PDF (text only)