Centers of Excellence

Our department has state-of-the-art research

facilities, including the Dana & David Dornsife

Cognitive Neuroscience Imaging Center and a

communal Social Behavior Laboratory. The

clinical science program offers clinical

services to the community through the

on-campus Psychology Services Center.

Inside the Department of Psychology

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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.

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

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

Dr. John McArdle

Professor of Psychology and Gerontology, selected by APA as recipient of the 2014 Outstanding Graduate Teaching of Psychology as a Core STEM Discipline award.

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  • Department of Psychology
  • University of Southern California
  • SGM 501
  • 3620 South McClintock Ave.
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-1061