Psychology

The Department of Psychology conducts cutting-edge research aimed at understanding the causes and consequences of mental processes and behavior. Our work addresses social, cognitive, and neural levels of analysis. We are innovative and interdisciplinary in our approach and emphasize understanding phenomena that have a direct impact on society.

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Medford, MA 02155
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Ph.D. in Psychology

The graduate program in psychology offers a Ph.D. program in experimental psychology and an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Cognitive Sciences, both designed to prepare scholars for entering scientifically-oriented research and/or teaching jobs. All students are admitted to the Ph.D. program, which is comprised of a pre-master's and a post-master's part. The program is not designed to grant a terminal master’s degree. Instead, it is expected that students will proceed to Ph.D. study.

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Faculty

Lisa Shin
Professor and Chair
Ph.D. , Harvard University
Clinical Neuroscience
Ayanna K. Thomas
Associate Professor, Graduate Program Director
Ph.D. , University of Washington
Memory and Aging
Richard A. Chechile
Professor
Ph.D. , University of Pittsburgh
Mathematical Psychology, Memory
Robert Cook
Professor, Dean of Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Ph.D. , University of California, Berkeley
Animal Cognition and Learning
Joseph F. DeBold
Professor
Ph.D. , University of California, Irvine
Endocrinology and Behavior
Ariel M. Goldberg
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. , Johns Hopkins University
Psychology of Language, Linguistics
David W. Harder
Professor
Ph.D. , University of Michigan
Personality Assessment
Phillip J. Holcomb
Professor
Ph.D. , New Mexico State University
Cognitive Neuroscience, Language
Robin A. Kanarek
Professor
Ph.D. , Rutgers University
Psychopharmacology/ Nutrition
Gina Kuperberg
Professor
Ph.D. , Kings College, University of London
Cognitive Neuroscience, Language (semantics), Clinical cognitive neuroscience (neuropsychiatry)
Keith B. Maddox
Associate Professor
Ph.D. , University of California, Santa Barbara
Social Cognition
Klaus A. Miczek
Professor
Ph.D. , University of Chicago
Psychopharmacology
Paul Muentener
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. , Harvard University
Cognitive Development
Sinaia B. Nathanson
Senior Lecturer, Associate Dean of GSAS
Ph.D. , Tufts University
Conflict Resolution and Leadership
Elizabeth Race
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. , Stanford University
Cognitive Neuroscience, Memory, Cognitive Control
Samuel R. Sommers
Associate Professor
Ph.D. , University of Michigan
Social Perception and Judgment
Holly A. Taylor
Professor
Ph.D. , Stanford University
Spatial Cognition, Language, Memory
Heather L. Urry
Associate Professor
Ph.D. , University of Arizona
Affective Neuroscience

The application deadline for fall enrollment is December 15.

GRE General Test scores required; subject test scores are optional.

Optional Writing Sample: Please include a writing sample that provides additional indication of your writing and research experience. This could include a scientific publication, experimental write-up, honors thesis, or other scientific writing.

For more information, visit the Department of Psychology.

For questions about this program, including scholarships and assistantships, please contact the graduate program director, Professor Ayanna Thomas.

Department of Psychology
Tufts University
490 Boston Ave.
Medford, MA 02155

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