Vivian Zayas with students

About Us

The dominant strengths of the department lie in four broadly defined areas of development, cognition, neuroscience, and social and personality psychology.


Cornell offers substantial resources for psychological research, including excellent research space and laboratory equipment; state-of-the-art computer facilities; an outstanding library system that is one of the ten largest academic research libraries in North America; and a highly skilled support staff

David Pizarro teaching

Department Vision:

Our group of scientists and scholars celebrate a well integrated faculty with core foci and strengths. We also aim to expand current strengths and build new concentrations to enhance collaborations both within the department and across the University and world. Our faculty works collaboratively at the whole-department level, respecting the specialties of current mid-career and junior faculty to forge the direction for the next 5, 10, and 25 years.

Tom Gilovich with students

Support the Department of Psychology

If you maintain an interest or affinity with the department and you want to see it grow and succeed, we welcome your support. Programmatic needs always seem to outstrip our financial resources.

Gifts can be directed by phone via the Office of Alumni Affairs and Development, or by donating online

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