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.


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Psychology Research Colloquium

The Psychology Research Colloquium Committee hosts a series of weekly presentations of research in psychological science. GVSU psychology faculty as well as faculty outside the university are invited to present their research. We conclude each semester with Student Presentation Day where GVSU students present the research they have been involved with.

Here is the Winter 2018 – Psychology Research Colloquium Schedule

In the Psychology Department, we have many high quality students working in various research labs. On student presentation day, we will hear from four students, each of which will give a short presentation on their research. Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 3:30-4:30pm, 4402 Kindschi Hall

Study Abroad

Study Abroad

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


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The START Project is housed in the GVSU Autism Education Center and funded by the Michigan Department of Education, Office of Special Education to provide evidence-based training, technical assistance, and resources to school-based teams in Michigan that support students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). 

Registration Help

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

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School Psychology

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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

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.

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