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UC San Diego - Department of Psychology

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University of California, San Diego, Department of Psychology
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093
United States
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(858) 534-2230
Website
http://www.psychology.ucsd.edu/



UC San Diego - Department of Psychology

UC San Diego is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through excellence in education and research at the undergraduate, graduate, professional school and postdoctoral levels. The campus is committed to community engagement, public service and industry partnerships in order to advance the health and well-being of our region, state, nation and the world.

The Department of Psychology at UCSD consistently ranks among the top experimental psychology programs in the country. From its founding in 1965 by George Mandler, the department now names among its faculty many of the world's leading experts in cognition, learning, memory, perception, attention, language, autism, emotion, and social relationships. Their success is based in part on the strong tradition of interdisciplinary research at UCSD, and many faculty maintain collaborative relationships with campus units including Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, UCSD's Medical School, Rady School of Management, and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. Their forward-looking perspective and rich collaborative environment offers a unique opportunity for cutting-edge research that is changing the face of modern psychology.

Research Areas

Behavior Analysis: The study of learning based on the principles of Pavlovian and operant conditioning, and other aspects of contemporary associative learning theory. Research in this area also includes the application of reinforcement principles and other behavior modification techniques in applied settings (applied behavior analysis).

Cognitive Psychology: The study of reasoning, thinking, language use, judgment and decision-making in adults and children. Research in this area includes studies of attention, memory, and visual and auditory information processing.

Cognitive Neuroscience: The study of cognitive processes and their implementation in the brain. Cognitive neuroscientists use methods drawn from brain damage, neuropsychology, cognitive psychology, functional neuroimaging, and computer modeling.

Developmental Psychology: The study of all aspects of human development, with emphasis on social and personality development, perceptual development, and language acquisition. Research in this area also includes the study of developmental psychopathology.

Neuroscience & Behavior: The study of how the nervous system mediates behavioral effects in the realms of motivation, perception, learning and memory, and attention and motor performance. Research in this area investigates the complex interplay between the brain, behavior and environment, utilizing multiple levels of experimental analysis, in areas that include communication, biological rhythms, and learning and memory, and audition.

Sensation & Perception: The study of how sense organs and brain give rise to conscious experience of the environment. Research in this area tests models of sensory or perceptual processes, including color vision, motion perception, and auditory illusions and paradox.

Social Psychology: The study of human behavior in social situations, with specialization in such topics as emotion, aggression, social cognition, and aesthetics. Research in this area also encompasses applied social psychology, including psychology and the law and behavioral medicine.

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