Psychology is the study of human behavior and mental processes. Psychological and behavioral health is 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, while school psychology focuses on prevention of behavioral and academic
difficulties and novel strategies for intervention.