Psychology is the study of human behavior and mental processes. Psychological and
behavioral health are essential to an individual’s well-being and plays an important
role in everyday life.
PCOM psychology faculty conduct research in child, adolescent and adult development,
neurodevelopmental disorders, anxiety, stress-related medical disorders, school-based
intervention and assessment, attitudes and beliefs, substance use, individual and
cultural differences, impact of social media, and cognitive behavioral therapy.
Additionally, PCOM’s psychologists collaborate with primary care physicians to study
patient non-compliance, health risk behaviors and communication networks in order
to enhance motivation and promote wellness. Research in clinical psychology focuses
on issues in normative development and the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of
psychopathology. The goal of school psychology is to prevent behavioral and academic
difficulties and develop novel strategies for intervention.