About the Department

Promoting Healthy Minds and Society through Psychological Science

UW Psychology generates ground-breaking insights into the mind, brain, and behavior through our mission to:

  • Promote social equality
    • By investigating biased attitudes, inequalities, and disparities
    • By solving social justice issues
  • Optimize human potential by increasing one’s resilience
    • In young children and adults
    • To address mental health disparities
    • In vulnerable conditions
    • Through new and innovative research and therapies
  • Understand the mind through behavior and brain science
    • To enhance communication
    • To improve learning, memory, and decision making processes
    • To improve emotional stability

Learn more about our research, students, and faculty from our fact sheet.