Our mission is to further the understanding of human behavior, thinking, and emotion through teaching, research, and service. This mission includes the discovery and dissemination of laws and principles pertaining to both individual and group psychological functioning. Great effort is also expended in developing students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. We desire that these students be equipped with the knowledge and methods that will place them at the forefront of progress in the psychological disciplines as we enter the twenty-first century.

The Department has had a long and successful history with many psychologists contributing to its success since its beginnings in 1930.

Main Office Hours
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Closed for lunch daily from 12:00 - 12:30 pm


Psychology Calendar
April 2015
April 28, 2015 | 04:00 pm | Kansas Union
May 2015
May 15, 2015 | 04:00 pm | Crafton-Preyer Theatre, Murphy Hall
View events: Upcoming
Be sure to attend this THURSDAY MARCH 5th! Information Session: March 5th, 2-3pm, Kansas Rm, Kansas Union: Come prepared to discuss ideas and plan your proposal. The Center for Undergraduate Research is excited to announce that the Undergraduate Research Award (UGRA) competition for Summer 2015 and/or Fall 2015 is underway. Each award provides a $1,000 stipend to support original, independent research, scholarship, or creative work. Your UGRA proposal must be sponsored by a member of the faculty who has read and approved the proposal and who agrees to oversee the project. Lawrence-campus undergraduates in any major are eligible to apply. Recipients of the UGRAs are expected to devote considerable time during this award period to carrying out the research proposed in their application.

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