What is Psychology?
Psychology is the science of behavior. Although there are many specialty areas in psychology, all psychologists have one thing in common - an interest in behavior. They want to understand how people and other organisms develop, learn, think, feel, act, and relate to each other. Psychology may be defined as the scientific study of behavior and mental processes and how an organism's physical state, mental state, and external environment affect them.
Our Undergraduate Program
A psychology background may be applicable in almost any career that involves the needs of and interactions with people. Further, psychologists tend to be involved in one or more of the following areas: finding new knowledge through research activities; applying knowledge to the solution of problems of individuals and/or groups; and/or teaching this knowledge.
As a psychology student you will have the opportunity to participate in cutting edge research under the supervision of field leaders, have fun in psych club and boost your vita by competing in our spring poster competition. [Further information]
Our Graduate Program
The graduate program consists of three doctoral areas: cognitive psychology, counseling psychology, and social psychology. The department is dynamic and continually growing with committed faculty. In addition, we offer facilities that enhance learning and research within an environment that supports both work and play. [Further information]
Here at Iowa State our faculty members are consistently striving to discover new solutions to contemporary psychological issues. There is a lot of cutting edge research being done by our faculty, if you would like to learn more about our faculty, you can click "further information". You may also see some of the current events related to our Psychology department below.[Further information]