Departments & Centers

Department of Psychology

Science Building, LD 124
402 N. Blackford Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-3275
Phone: (317) 274-6947; fax: (317) 274-6756

  • Professors Appleby (Director of Undergraduate Studies in Psychology), Borden (Associate Vice President, University Planning, Institutional Research and Accountability), Bringle (Chancellor’s Professor), Evenbeck (Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of University College), Fetterman, Goodlett, Hazer, Johnson (Chair), McGrew, Murphy (Associate Dean, School of Science)
  • Chancellor's Professor Emeritus Bond
  • Professors Emeriti Davis, Hanford, Kremer, Rajecki, Tzeng
  • Associate Professors  Ashburn-Nardo, Boehm, Devine, Felsten (IUPU Columbus), Grahame, Neal-Beliveau, Salyers, Svanum, Williams
  • Associate Professors Emeriti Fleener, Fortier, Goldberg, Lauer, Ware
  • Assistant Professors Bigatti, Cyders, Czachowski, Hirsh, Mosher, Poposki, Rand, Stewart
  • Senior Lecturer Contino
  • Lecturers Compton (IUPU Columbus), Guare, Herold, Kroupa
  • Associate Scientist Stewart
  • Adjunct Professors Alexy, Austin, Badia-Elder, Bell, Carpentier, Colquitt, Engleman, Futrell, Hansen, Kareken, Lysaker, McKinzie, Morzorati, Rodd, Shain, Swiezy, Tarr, Unverzagt, Witken, F. Zhou, Zimet
  • International Associate Roman

Psychology is the study of behavior and mental processes.. Psychologists apply the scientific method to a range of questions that are as varied as how eyes perceive light and form, how children develop a sense of morality, and under what conditions people help in emergencies. As an applied profession, psychologists use research results to solve personal and social problems.

Because the subject matter of psychology is broad, psychologists have become specialized. Specialization allows each psychologist to apply the general principles of science and behavior to a given area of interest. These include motivation and learning, child and adult development, social behavior of humans and animals, personality, thought processes, consumer behavior, and many more. Psychologists who function as applied professionals specialize in areas that include clinical, counseling, health care, rehabilitation, and industrial psychology.