About the Department

The Department of Psychology at Northwestern University was founded in 1909. Our department is a group of eminent faculty - scholars and teachers - who make major contributions to the field by helping to shape the base of knowledge, academic literature, and training of both undergraduate and graduate students of psychology.

Department overview

Our department consists of five areas that span the major foci of contemporary psychological inquiry: Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Brain, Behavior and Cognition, Personality, Development and Health, and Social Psychology.

Our Programs

Students can explore psychology through our courses and one of our programs:

Learn more about our department:

  • Check out our event calendar for upcoming lectures.
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