PCOM psychology faculty and students conduct behavioral and developmental research
in children, adolescents and adults. They also study neurodevelopmental disorders,
anxiety, stress-related medical disorders, school-based intervention and assessment,
attitudes and beliefs, substance use, individual and cultural differences, social
media effects 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.