The ASU Department of Psychology

Uncovering the mysteries of the mind, body, and behavior

Welcome to the ASU Department of Psychology

The Department of Psychology is committed to solving life's most intriguing mysteries. Whether you are interested in mental health, how the brain works, social relationships, cognitive processes, developmental and change processes, or quantitative methods for understanding behavior, the ASU Department of Psychology in Tempe provides unique opportunities to explore what it is to be human. 

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Want to truly begin to understand the mind, brain and human behavior? Get involved in a research project with one of our esteemed faculty members. Research is where psychologists get a first-hand look into the minds and behaviors of others. And with 50 state-of-the-art labs available to you — all being utilized for different projects — there’s sure to be a topic that will excite and engage you.

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If you want to test your psychology skills in real-life situations while exploring viable career options, we encourage you to sign up for a psychology internship. Whether you’re interested in wellness, resilience, motivation, social support, emotions or organizational culture, the Department of Psychology at Arizona State University’s Tempe campus has an internship opportunity for you. 

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Wellness and Mentorship

Have some questions about what to do next? Need some guidance about courses to select or opportunities that are available to you? Need to find an outlet or talk to a mentor? Explore all that the Department has to offer and some resources outside of the Department. 

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Featured News from ASU Psychology

Psych for All: Our Commitment to Diversity

The Department of Psychology at Arizona State University is committed to fostering an environment that values, prioritizes, and promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging among its students, faculty, and staff. The Department is continually engaged in the identification and correction of barriers to participation and representation in all departmental activities and functions. To that end, the Department has formed a committee—Psych for All—comprising representatives of departmental stakeholders. The mission of Psych for All is to materialize the Department’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging as specific initiatives, activities, programs, and policy recommendations.

The Department acknowledges that our institution, Arizona State University, is situated on the ancestral lands of Indigenous nations. We thank the Native communities of the Salt River Valley—including the Akimel O’odham and the Pee Posh nations—who have inhabited this place for centuries, and whose stewardship of the land and waterways allows us to be here now.

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Research Labs in the Department of Psychology

Research Area
Clinical Psychology

Rick A. Cruz, Ph.D

Actively Recruiting Undergraduates
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Actively Recruiting Graduate Students