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Our Mission

Our mission in the Department of Psychology at the University of Kansas is to further our understanding of behavior and the physiological, cognitive, and social processes associated with behavior. Psychology is also the profession that applies the science of behavior to practical problems, such as clinical, psychological disorders. This mission includes the discovery and dissemination of laws and principles pertaining to both individual and group psychological functioning and its development. In addition to doing this critical empirical research, we expend great effort in training students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels so that students will be well equipped with the knowledge and methods that will place them at the forefront of progress across a broad range of the psychological disciplines.

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The Department of Psychology encourages and welcomes your donations. If you would like to give to support the Department, visit the KU Endowment website, and choose the Psychology Department. Your gift is greatly appreciated.