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Can people have a "relationship" with the natural world?

Human behavior is at the root of the rapid pace of climate change. What leads people to perceive greater interdependence with the environment? How does their commitment to the environment predict pro-environmental behavior? read more...


What increases emergency visits in children with asthma?

How are family/culturally-based beliefs about asthma, caregiver quality of life, and emergency department use associated in pediatric asthma? read more...


Can we train students' brains to work more effectively?

Direct cognitive training in a school setting represents an important innovation for developing the underlying thinking skills needed for educational success. Can we make computers better "trainers"? read more...


Can you strengthen your character in six hours?

Religious and secular self-help experts have long helped people build character strengths. But can people achieve as much—or even more!—benefit by working through six-hour workbooks at home? read more...


Academic Advisors

Academic Advising

Psyugrad Advising was established by the department to provide psychology information for undergraduate majors and minors. Specific academic and career information also is available at this center. Students consult with advisors about exploring areas of study which suit their interests and long-term plans.

Our advisers specialize in educational planning and professional development. The adviser's role is to consult with students about various areas of professional opportunity, explain the role of graduate education and suggest general areas of study outside of the department that might fit the student's interests and goals.

Helpful Information


Check the Events page for information about our regularly scheduled events such as the Psyc 494 Research Internship Recruitment Event, Career Opportunities with a Bachelors in Psychology Panel, and the All About Psychology Fair.


During Summer 2014, walk-in advising is held Monday through Friday at Psyugrad Advising

The office will be closed on May 26th for Memorial day and on July 4th for Independence day.

The office will be hosting transfer student orientation on the dates below. Students can expect longer wait times for walk-in advising appointments on these dates.

Location and Contact Information

806 West Franklin Street, Room 107
Richmond, Virginia 23284-2018
Phone: (804) 828-1239