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.

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Dr. Antonio Damasio

Professor of Psychology and Neurology, listed as one of the top 100 most eminent psychologists of the past century by new APA study.

Dr. Hanna Damasio

Professor of Psychology and Neurology, receivied an honorary doctorate from Sorbonne in Paris, home to pioneers of psychology such as Binet and Piaget.

Dr. Norbert Schwarz

Professor of Psychology and Marketing awarded 2015 Oswald Külpe Prize for contributions to the understanding of higher mental processes.

Dr. Donna Spruijt-Metz

Research Professor of Psychology, received the Obesity Society Pioneer award for excellence in eHealth/mHealth research.

Dr. Gerald Davison

Professor of Psychology, honored with new fund from former students to create an award in his name to be given annually to an outstanding graduate student in the clinical science program.

Dr. Wendy Wood

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

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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