Psychology - Carnegie Mellon University

Psychology Department Turns 100

The 2015-16 academic year is extra special for one of the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences’ core departments. The Department of Psychology  was ... Read More »

Welcome to Psychology at CMU. With nearly 30 award-winning faculty and almost 150 people in total, we are a vibrant community whose research continues our Department’s 100 year tradition of studying the deeper mechanisms and processes underlying human behavior and its neural bases. Innovation is in our DNA: our department has been at the center of helping create new scientific initiatives in artificial intelligence, cognitive science, neural-nets, and, more recently, university-wide efforts in brain research and the science of education.

We are mindful that research should have real-world impact. We have helped to create several successful companies, to build science-based cognitive tutors, to develop the emerging field of health neuroscience , and to better understand how distraction in the classroom affects learning.

We are also proud members of the larger Pittsburgh community. Intellectually we share many collaborations with our neighbors at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Personally, we love living here. Pittsburgh is an amazing city that offers a quality of life rivaled by few other places in the world. Don’t believe us? Check out some of Pittsburgh’s many recent accolades.