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The Psychology Department at Carnegie Mellon has long been considered a pioneer in such areas as cognitive psychology, cognitive science, and artificial intelligence. Today its programs also feature social/personality psychology, developmental psychology, cognitive neuroscience, and health psychology. We are consistently ranked as one of the top departments in the nation, and the department has helped to turn Pittsburgh into one of the world’s leading research centers in several psychological disciplines.

Psychology faculty provide extensive service to scientific agencies, and they have been recognized by many honors and awards. They are engaged in several interdisciplinary and emerging fields, such as cognitive brain imaging and learning science.

Our educational programs feature an emphasis on research at both the graduate and undergraduate level. We provide graduate training leading to a Ph.D. degree in Psychology. We offer a joint doctoral program in Psychology and Behavioral Decision Science, as well as undergraduate majors leading to the B.S. or B.A. in Psychology, the B.S. in Cognitive Science, and the B.S. in Biological Sciences and Psychology.

Carnegie Mellon University has a tradition of interdisciplinary activity. Faculty and students in the Psychology Department benefit from interactions with many other departments and centers. These include the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, the department of Social and Decision Sciences, the Statistics and Computer Science departments, and the Human-Computer Interaction Institute.


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