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Department of Psychology

Psychology is a scientific field devoted to understanding the behavior and mental processes of humans and other animals. Some areas of psychology are devoted to studying neurophysiology, sensory processes, perception, cognition, and motivation, while other areas focus on the nature of development, personality, mental disorders, cultural diversity, and social influence. Psychology is also a profession offering careers that involve basic scientific research, as well as applied work relevant to such areas as education, health, industry, criminal justice, and international relations.