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.
Dr. Norbert SchwarzProfessor of Psychology and Marketing, received the 2016 Distinguished Scientist Award of the Society for Experiential Social Psychology and a Dr. honoris causa (honorary degree) from the University of Basel, Switzerland.
Dr. Rand WilcoxProfessor of Psychology, was elected a member of the International Statistical Institute.
Dr. Jack McArdleProfessor of Psychology and Gerontology, awarded the second 2016 Sells Award in recognition of his advancement of longitudinal methodology and statistics throughout his career. This second Sells Award is unprecedented and has the full support of the Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology Board of Trustees.