Fostering Discovery and Innovation

We advance psychological science by feeding intellectual curiosity, investing in people, collaborating for discovery and positively impacting the communities we serve.

Our integrative research approach focuses on affective, social and cognitive psychology as well as child clinical and developmental psychology. Award-winning faculty collaborate across traditional disciplines to provide students with hands-on research experience on DU’s campus and around the globe.

We don’t just teach students, we mentor a new generation of leaders. Our students connect the classroom to the real world by developing cutting-edge knowledge and honing research skills as part of diverse research and clinical teams.

Outside the classroom, our students serve the public good under the close mentorship and support of experienced faculty. Undergraduates explore the field through research apprenticeships and clinical placements; graduate students prepare for their careers by advancing psychological discoveries through research and offering clinical services to the community.

Mentoring a New Generation of Leaders

Psychological Science and the Public Good event.

We develop professionals who build inclusive teams that lead across sectors. We’re a community of undergraduates, graduates, postdoctoral fellows and faculty committed to innovative work.

Students and faculty bring clinical and research skills to their roles as allied health professionals. Our emphasis on biological processes prepares students for careers in neuroscience and medicine, while our integrative research approach means students make a difference across fields like government, law, business and education.

Impacting Community

We’re committed to connecting the classroom to the real world. Undergraduates participate in clinical field placements and research assistantships, with opportunities for immersive research and clinical experiences working with communities in the greater Denver area. Graduate students develop skills as researchers, teachers and mentors through integrative research and clinical services with the mentorship and support of faculty.

With over 20 research labs, students have plenty of opportunities to explore developmental, affective, cognitive, social and neurological processes. The Department of Psychology’s SEED Research Center brings faculty, postdoctoral fellows and students together to apply scientific knowledge to policy and practice.

SEED Science: Tackling the Earliest Beginnings with Research and Clinical Practice in the Prenatal Period

“I have been able to study risk and resilience in resettled refugee families in collaboration with faculty, graduate students and community service providers.”

Elly Miles Graduate Student
DU Campus

“By collaborating with faculty from the Psychology Department, we’ve been able to integrate cutting-edge research into the work we do to prevent and respond to sexual assault in our community.”

Karmen Carter The Blue Bench

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Visit Our Clinics

Families and professionals can contact our clinics if they are seeking research-based psychological support. Doctoral candidates train alongside our esteemed faculty at our Center for Child & Family Psychology (CCFP) to offer psychological testing, diagnostic assessment and therapy for children, adolescents, adults, couples and families.

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Participate in Research

Student and community research participants help our faculty advance the field of psychology and create sustainable programs to help our communities. Find out what studies are currently recruiting participants and learn more about how to participate in research to advance science, policy and practice.

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Continuing Education

We offer continuing education lectures and workshops to the DU and larger Denver area communities. Our Discoveries in Psychological Science Colloquium series presents innovative research locally and globally. Events are led by DU faculty who lead informative and engaging sessions on a range of contemporary topics in psychological science.

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