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The Department of Psychology at Tufts University conducts cutting-edge research aimed at understanding the causes and consequences of mental processes and behavior. Our work addresses social, cognitive, and neural levels of analysis. We are innovative and interdisciplinary in our approach and emphasize understanding phenomena that have a direct impact on society.
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We value mutual respect.
We value diversity.

Department Statement in response to the killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd, and the pandemic of racism in the United States.

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Department of Psychology
Tufts University
490 Boston Ave.
Medford, MA 02155

Office: 617-627-3523
Fax: 617-627-3181

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Psychology Building

Coping with the COVID-19 Crisis

Paid Research Participation System

Interested in participating in an experiment? The department now has opportunities for pay that are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Both online and in-person studies are available. Sign up if you are interested in participating in an experiment. Please review guidelines if you are a Psy 1 or Psy 31 student.


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Course Offerings
Summer 2020
Fall 2020

Spring 2020 Office Hours
Teaching Assistants

Faculty Announcements
The Psychology Department is pleased to welcome Dr. Stephanie Badde, who will join the faculty in September 2020. Dr. Badde has a background in psychology and mathematics, earned her Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.) at the University of Hamburg, and completed post-doctoral fellowships at the University of Hamburg and New York University.

Faculty Promotions
Congratulations to Dr. Ayanna Thomas and Dr. Heather Urry, who were both recently promoted to the rank of Full Professor.