DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
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Ph.D. Program Areas
Institutes, Centers, and Groups
- Archives of the History of American Psychology
- Center for Organizational Research
- Industrial/Organizational Psychology Graduate Students
- 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
Habitations of the heart: Student fosters childhood dream in Haiti
Newly graduated Marie Morris says her time spent on a service and teaching trip in Haiti better prepared her for the career she plans in child counseling.
Study of the Soul: Psychology student explores Haiti and self
Alexia Santiago marveled at the indomitable spirit and joyous outlook of the Haitian people she met while on a a service and teaching trip there with other UA students.
ESPN halftime interview featuring UA Psychology
Dr. Paul Levy talks about psychology at UA during the halftime interview at a Zips women's basketball game.
Broadway’s ‘Kinky Boots’ leads to landmark research on fatherhood
UA professor's study shows negative effects on adult son’s well-being when father tries to “make a man out of him.”
UA making history with National Museum of Psychology
The Cummings Center for the History of Psychology is launching a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a dedicated museum space with interactive, multimedia exhibits.
The exciting world of UA Psychology
Paul Levy, Ph.D.
Chair, Psychology Department
I’m so glad you found us! We are the Psychology Department at The University of Akron and our psychology school is a busy, active, and thriving place. There is a great deal of information for you on this website whether you are a prospective undergraduate psychology major or minor, prospective graduate student, current UA student, or a visitor trying to learn more about psychology and psychology at UA. Please look around and email me directly if you have any questions, email@example.com.
Around 600 Undergraduate Psychology Majors
We currently have about 600 undergraduate psychology majors and typically 30 or more of them are in the UA Honors College, which offers them special seminars, research experiences, and other terrific academic opportunities throughout their university stay.
Our own Psychology Honors Program provides a capstone research experience every year for a new, select group of psychology majors in their junior or senior year. Students work one-on-one with a faculty member and graduate students on an independent research project, while also taking courses in advanced research design and statistics.
Graduate Psychology Programs
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.
Industrial/Organizational Psychology program, offers doctoral and terminal masters degrees, and 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 most available ranking systems including those based purely on research productivity.
Counseling Psychology doctoral program has one of the best research track records in the country and consistently has among the best pass rates on the national licensure exam (EPPP).
Adult Development and Aging doctoral program (in collaboration with Cleveland State University) is newer and 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 psychology programs we have about 80 graduate students coming from all over the United States and internationally.
The University of Akron Counseling Psychology Program ranks #2 on the EPPP passage rate in the United States. Read all the details here!
UA's Psychology School Faculty & Staff
Our faculty is a strong and committed group of teachers/scholars who are passionate about their research, UA students, and the educational process. All UA psychology faculty publish and present papers regularly and are involved in various professional organizations (e.g., APA, SIOP, GSA, APS). Most review regularly for scholarly journals and many serve on editorial boards and as editors and associate editors of journals. High quality teaching in UA's psychology school occurs both in the classroom and one-on-one in our research labs.
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