• Interested in applying to Graduate School? Visit our PRO-TiP page for answers to many FAQs!

    Interested in applying to Graduate School?

    Visit our PRO-TiP page for answers to many FAQs!

  • Participate in Psychology Studies

    Participate in Psychology Studies

    One important way to learn about psychology is from the inside - by being a participant in psychological studies

  • Clinical Psychology Research at Harvard

    Clinical Psychology Research at Harvard

    The Clinical Psychology Program adheres to a clinical science model of training, and is a member of the APCS

  • Cognition, Brain, & Behavior Research at Harvard

    Research in the CBB group includes studies of sensation and perception, learning and memory, and other research topics

  • Developmental Psychology Research at Harvard

    Shedding light on the human mind and nature by studying their origins and development in infants and children

  • Social Psychology Research at Harvard

    Social Psychology Research at Harvard

    Understanding Human Experiences and Behaviors in Social Settings

  • History of Harvard Psychology

    History of Harvard Psychology

    The study of psychology, as something other than a branch of philosophy, began at Harvard in the late 1800's


The field of Psychology first emerged at Harvard in the late 1800's under the scholarship of William James, and ever since then Harvard has been at the forefront of the field.

The Department has a long and rich history, and its past faculty and researchers have included some of the most famous names in psychology, including B.F. Skinner, Gordon Allport, Jerome Bruner, George Miller, and Henry Murray. Click here?for brief biographies of some of the pioneers who have worked and taught in the department.

Today, the department has 30 faculty members. In 2007, the Chronicle of Higher Education published a quantitative survey which ranked Harvard as #1 among psychology departments in Faculty Scholarly Productivity. Members of the Harvard community may view these rankings here.

The Graduate Program in Psychology currently has 74 graduate students who are?trained in four major research programs: Cognition, Brain, & Behavior; Developmental Psychology; Social Psychology; and Clinical Science.

Psychology is one of the most popular courses of study among undergraduates at Harvard. Click here?for information about the undergraduate concentration in psychology, courses offered, and other information.

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