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Psychology

The Department of Psychology (PSY) offers a broad understanding of behavior exhibited in social, developmental and environmental situations. Students learn concepts that enhance an appreciation for the diversity of the human experience. A degree provides a basic liberal arts education that can be valuable in a wide range of occupations, including sales, advertising, and market research.

Major Academic Areas

  • Biological Psychology
  • Clinical/Community
  • Experimental
  • Developmental
  • Social/Personality

Specialties

  • Behavioral Neuroscience analyzes the biological determinants of behavior through a research intensive, multi-disciplinary approach.
  • Clinical Psychology develops clinical psychologists who are well versed in empirically based assessment methods and treatment.
  • Cognitive Psychology utilizes a variety of approaches to study cognition ranging from behavioral studies with neurotypical and atypical populations to computational models and developmental research approaches.
  • Community and Cultural Psychology emphasizes understanding individuals within their social and cultural context.
  • Developmental Psychology studies changes in social behavior, cognition, language and emotions from childhood through early adulthood.
  • Experimental Psychopathology focuses on understanding problems in living to better inform prevention and treatment programming.
  • Social Psychology explores the human experience in the social context.

Department ofPsychology

Department of Psychology

Office: Sakamaki Hall C400
Email: psych@hawaii.edu
Telephone: (808) 956-8414
Website: psychology.manoa.hawaii.edu