Department of Psychology

With the ongoing PSU campus closure the Psychology Department offices (Cramer Hall 317) are physically closed until further notice, but we are working remotely and still here to help you.
Due to the staff furlough the new office hours are Monday - Thursday 8 AM - 5 PM.  For inquiries: email or leave a voicemail on the office phone line at: 503-725-3923. These are both being checked regularly and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
For advising questions please email and there is more information on advising here


Check the Summer 2020 Course Schedule

Check Current Drop-In Schedule for Advising in FMH 360 

Our Mission

Applied psychology creates understanding and solutions to enhance lives and address societal problems. In our research, we use science to generate knowledge that guides action and frames policy in the contexts and settings of daily life. We take our questions to neighborhoods, businesses and non-profits, schools and families who are diverse in ethnicity, class, gender, culture, age, and disability status. This makes ours a science that is often collaborative not only with other researchers nationally and internationally, but also with people in the settings where they live and work. Through collaboration, we endeavor for our community collaborators to use and sustain what we have learned together.

We educate both undergraduates and graduates about human behavior, about the theories in which research is rooted, and about how to actively critique the assumptions, methods, and ethics that are a part of generating and using psychological knowledge. Along with our research, our work with students reflects our commitment to realizing human and organizational possibilities to their fullest.





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