The Psychology Department at Rice University is a unique blend of basic and applied psychology. Our breadth of research interests creates a unique learning and research environment. The primary emphasis in the department is on research, in both laboratory and applied settings.
John W. Brelsford, Jr., Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Statistics, died April 8, 2013. John was known as a caring mentor to the many students whose lives he touched and whose careers he influenced.
Our graduate program is unique in that our faculty, together with our graduate students, work in Research Interest Groups (RIGs) allowing for tailor-made programs based on shared research interests.
Psychology goes beyond disciplinary boundaries and represents the scientific study of the mind and behavior from multiple levels of analysis. It is among the most popular majors at Rice.