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.
Christopher Beam will be joining the Department of Psychology as an Assistant Professor in January 2018. He was previously a post-doctoral fellow at USC and received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Virginia. His research includes the life span, developmental behavioral genetics, and the effects on marital quality on psychopathology.