Psychology at USC

Located in the heart of Los Angeles, the University of Southern California Department of Psychology has among its faculty internationally recognized scholars and one of the most diverse student populations in the United States. Our faculty and students are engaged in groundbreaking studies, investigating basic theoretical questions and bringing their work to bear on some of society's most pressing needs. The department offers graduate training in five areas: Brain & Cognitive Science, Clinical Science, Developmental Psychology, Quantitative Methods, and Social Psychology.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Department News

Dr. Antonio Damasio

Professor of Psychology and Neurology, wins the 2014 Grawemeyer Award for his somatic maker theory on emotions' role in reasoning.

Dr. Wendy Wood

Professor of Psychology and Business, has been elected President of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

Dr. Norbert Schwarz

Professor of Psychology and Marketing, honored with 2014 Donald T. Campbell Award for Scholarly Acheivement and Sustained Excellence in Social Psychology Research.

Dr. Darby Saxbe

Professor of Psychology selected for Early Career Research Contributions Award by the Society for Research in Child Development.

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  • Department of Psychology
  • University of Southern California
  • SGM 501
  • 3620 South McClintock Ave.
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-1061
  • Phone: (213) 740 - 2203