VCU Psychology Department
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forgiveness

Does forgiving others affect your meaning in life?

Relationships are a vital source of meaning in life. But conflicts are inevitable in every relationship. Might forgiving an offense by your partner increase or restore how meaningful you feel your life is? read more...

depression

How can we track the psychosocial functioning of patients?

Understanding a patient’s psychological profile over time can aid in diagnosis, assessment, and treatment planning. What method can we use to track the psychosocial functioning of patients? read more...

Graduate Programs

The Department of Psychology offers programs leading to the Doctor of Philosophy degree. These programs provide opportunities for study in Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Health Psychology, and our Experimental Psychology Program, which has emphases in Biopsychology, Developmental Psychology or Social Psychology.

Although faculty and students work together across programs, each program has unique requirements and emphases. Please refer to each program's link for specific information.

The Programs

The Directors

Biopsychology

Joseph Porter

Clinical Psychology

Rosalie Corona

Counseling Psychology

Suzanne Mazzeo

Developmental Psychology

Terri Sullivan

Health Psychology

Eric Benotsch

Social Psychology

Jeff Green

Graduate Studies

Michael Southam-Gerow