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 Computational Psychology, and Social Psychology.
New Student Services Advisor Rika Yano
"I joined USC as an undergraduate academic advisor for the Department of Psychology and the Department of Sociology in January 2023. I’m passionate about providing support to students during their higher education journeys so they can feel confident and prepared by the time they graduate. I’m excited to be a part of the USC family and to witness all the great things our students will accomplish."
Sofia CardenasCongratulations to Sofia Cardenas on being the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology Sandra G. Wiener Award for 2022. The award recognizes research that is original and significiant.
Jeremy BarajasPsychology Honors student, Jeremy Barajas won the undergraduate Discovery Scholars Prize for his project entitled Developing a Measure of Truth Discernment Ability Using Pandemic Misinformation that he carried out with Dr. Richard John.
Brynee EvansCongratulations to Brynee Evans for being the recipient for the American Psychological Foundation’s Sharon Stephens Brehm Undergraduate Psychology Scholarship!
Dr. Mohammad AtariMohammad Atari who recently completed his PhD with Dr. Morteza Dehghani, will begin a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Comparative Biology and Psychology at Harvard in November.
Dr. Saxbe and Sofia CardenasDr. Saxbe and Sofia have a fascinating Op-Ed article published in the NY Times about Paternity Leave.
Dr. David NewmanUSC Psychology PhD Graduate Dr. David Newman was the recipient of the IPAA Dissertation Award.
Congratulations Class of 2021!!
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Zoom Recording from Student Forum
Nina ChristieThe recipient for the University Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award (Year 2020).
Sofia CardenasGraduate student Sofia Cardenas was awarded the Anne Anastasi General Psychology Graduate Student Award for being an outstanding student and research plans.