VCU Psychology Department

Do physicians’ racial biases affect clinical decision making?

Research has demonstrated that automatic, and sometimes unconscious, racial bias can affect how we make decisions about others. But can it influence something as important as a medical decision? read more...


What affects parenting in high-risk communities?

We know that living in high-risk communities is stressful for parents and youth. How does stress, including exposure to violence, affect parents’ management of their adolescents? read more...


How can we predict future rates of tobacco use?

Longitudinal population-based surveys of tobacco use can depict current prevalence levels as well as transitions over time, but how can they be used to forecast those in the future? read more...


Can coping skills help the bereaved bend but not break?

How do college students cope when a loved one dies? Bereavement is difficult at any time in life, but is coping with bereavement different for college undergraduates? read more...

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Why are VCU researchers dumpster diving?

If school cafeterias force children to take fruits and vegetables on their lunch trays, will students eat them? Will they like them more over time when fruits and vegetables are served regularly? 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

There will be reduced hours the week of August 11-15. Students can expect longer wait times for walk-in advising appointments on these dates.

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