Four Clusters of Research Excellence

The Psychology Department at Western has over 50 faculty members representing four Clusters of Research Excellence. Our faculty work with talented graduate and post-graduate students on cutting-edge questions about human and animal behavior. Undergraduate students in Psychology often participate in these exciting research programs. Click on the menu item to find out more about ongoing research in each cluster or read the Record of Performance in Research for our full-time faculty.


Clinical Science and Psychopathology

The causes and treatments for abnormal behavior and health-related behavior

Cognitive, Developmental and Brain Sciences

Genetic, neurological, and hormonal causes of behavior

Industrial/Organizational Psychology

The study of worker and organizational characteristics

Social, Personality and Developmental Psychology

How people think about, influence, and relate to one another