The Psychology Department leads the way in decoding the mysteries of human behavior and health.
The research of Stanford psychology professors has shaped our understanding of how the mind works at all stages of life.
Ranked number one in the country for the past 50 years, the department has housed psychologists who have conducted experiments with a lasting impact on other disciplines and the way people live their lives.
Today, Stanford psychology professors and their students continue to redefine the field.
Whether psychologists are observing children at play or using highly sophisticated technologies like fMRIs, they are constantly gaining new insight into how the brain processes information. Their research is increasingly vital for everything from measuring the accuracy of memory-based legal testimony to identifying risk factors for depression.
Stanford’s faculty not only explore new technologies and embark on cutting-edge collaborations. They also train the next generation of scholars whose work will yield practical solutions and benefit people in unexpected ways.