Psychology is the science of mind and behavior. This basic and applied science includes the study of thought, action, and emotion. Psychologists study how people influence and interact with one another, how they develop, and the role that biological mechanisms play in psychological processes.


The Psychology Department is part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Study Abroad

Click here to find information on the Psychology Department's Study Abroad Program.

James W. Carey Memorial Lecture

This year's speaker is Dr. Kyle Scherr from the Department of Psychology at Central Michigan University.  He will be speaking on the topic of arrests, Miranda rights, false confessions, and wrongful convictions on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 7:00 pm.  Read the flyer to learn more.

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Registration Help

Registration Help for Psychology Courses - Help for common registration questions and issues (prerequisite override, closed class, PSY 399/499 Independent Studies)

Repeat Limit 


Click here to learn more about the Psychology 490 Practicum.


Psychology classroom

School Psychology

Valdez Classroom


Midwest/Great Lakes Undergraduate Research Symposium in Neuroscience

Poster presented at Midwest/Great Lakes Undergraduate Research Symposium in Neuroscience (mGluRs) at the Ohio State University and the West Michigan Regional Undergraduate Science Conference (WMRUGS) at Van Andel Institute.

Jessica Wheeler, GVSU Alumna

Jessica Wheeler, a recent graduate (April 2017) who majored in clinical exercise science and minored in psychology has been awarded a Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA) Fellowship from the Behavioral Research Program (BRP) within the Division of cancer

I Am Grand Valley

I am Grand Valley Reception, January 25, 2017

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