About Us

The University of Virginia Department of Psychology strives to advance the science, the methodology and the application of psychology through research, teaching, graduate training, and engagement in our community. Specifically, we are committed to:

  • Conducting rigorous collaborative research aimed at understanding the human condition, solving societal problems, and generating breakthrough discoveries;

  • Using our scholarship to guide practice, policy, education, and future research;

  • Teaching and mentoring the next generation of psychological scientists and psychologically-literate citizens and leaders; and

  • Practicing open communication and transparency in our methods, and conducting ourselves according to the highest ethical standards.

We believe we are best able to accomplish our mission as a diverse and inclusive community of scholars.