Cognition is thought, and cognitive psychologists investigate the what, where, when, how, and why of thinking, and how those aspects pertain to human and animal behavior.
Cognition involves attention, perception, memory, brain physiology, reasoning, language, decision making, and many other areas that cognitive psychologists actively study.
The cognitive psychology program has a joint emphasis on basic and applied research. Faculty interests in cognitive psychology include motor learning, cognitive and perceptual development, visual search, cognitive neuroscience, and prospective memory.
We encourage our students to take advantage of the department’s other strengths in Engineering and Social Psychology. Many of our students further diversify their skills by taking internships.
Cognitive Program Faculty