Ph.D. Program Areas
- Adult Development and Aging
- Collaborative Program in Counseling Psychology
- Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Institutes, Centers, and Groups
- Archives of the History of American Psychology
- Center for Organizational Research
- Counseling Psychology Graduate Student Organization
- Industrial/Organizational Psychology Graduate Student Organization
- Department of Psychology Counseling Clinic
- Department of Psychology Undergraduate Advising
- Graduate Committee for Research on Women/Gender
- Institute for Life-Span Development and Gerontology
- Psi Chi National Honor Society
- Active Minds Student Organization
Putting a name on history
The psychology archives — launched in 1965 at UA – have a bright future thanks to a $3.5 million gift from Drs. Nicholas and Dorothy Cummings, for whom the Center for the History of Psychology has been renamed.
What causes nurse burnout?
Nurses driven mainly by a desire to help others are more likely to burn out, say UA sociology professors.
Unexpected detour led this grad to career that’s right for him
A brush with failure set Christopher Petsko on a search to find his true calling. Thanks to his Akron Experience, he did.
Chiari research team draws crowd to Akron
The Conquer Chiari Research Center at UA — the first of its kind — opens its doors for an open house.
Expert to discuss savvy social networking April 9
The Center for the History of Psychology's Spring Colloquium Series includes Shelley Blundell, who will offer tips for personal online reputation management.
Department of Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences Building
Akron, Ohio 44325-4301
Many opportunities for psychology students at Akron
I’m so glad you found us!! We are the Psychology Department at The University of Akron and we are a busy, active, and thriving place. There is a great deal of information for you on this website whether you are a prospective undergraduate major, prospective graduate student, current student, or a visitor trying to learn more about psychology and psychology departments. Please look around and email me directly if you have any questions, firstname.lastname@example.org
We currently have about 700 undergraduate majors in Psychology. About 50 of these students are in the University Honors College, which offers them special seminars, research experiences, and other terrific academic opportunities throughout their university stay. In addition, our own Psychology Honors Program provides a capstone research experience every year for a new, select group of Psychology majors in their senior year. During this year, these students work one-on-one with a faculty member on an independent research project, while also taking courses in advanced research design and statistics.
In addition to our stellar undergraduate program, we have three graduate programs in Psychology. Each has its own particular emphasis, but all three intersect in joint research efforts, cross-disciplinary curriculum experiences, a unified foundational curriculum in psychology, and to create a shared psychology community. Our Industrial/Organizational Psychology program, which offers doctoral and terminal masters degrees, is one of the older and more established programs in the country. The I/O doctoral program has been rated in the top ten by US News and World Reports for many years. Our Counseling Psychology doctoral program is unique in that it is a collaborative program with the Department of Counseling in the College of Education and it has one of the best research track records in the country. Our newer Adult Development and Aging doctoral program (in collaboration with Cleveland State University) is focused on the social and cognitive processes involved in aging. We expect that the ADA program will grow and thrive as the need to better understand and care for older adults increases in importance as our population ages. Across these three programs we have about 90 graduate students coming from all over the United States and internationally.
Our faculty is a strong and committed group of teachers/scholars who are passionate about their research, our students, and the educational process. All of us publish and present papers regularly and are involved in various professional organizations (e.g., APA, SIOP, GSA, APS). Most of us review regularly for scholarly journals and many of us serve on editorial boards and as editors and associate editors of journals. High quality teaching occurs both in the classroom and one-on-one in our research labs.
The Department of Psychology at The University of Akron is a place where great relationships are formed, knowledge is shared, and dreams are realized. Stop by and see us some time!
Paul Levy, Ph.D.
Chair, Psychology Department
Have you heard that the Counseling Psychology Program ranks #2 on the EPPP passage rate in the United States?
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