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Graduate Psychology Schools in California

Graduate Psychology Schools in California with Degree Program Overviews

University of California - Berkeley's Graduate Psychology Programs

The University of California - Berkeley boasts the nation's top-rated graduate programs in psychology. The Psychology Department offers five training units: Behavioral Neuroscience; Change, Plasticity & Development; Clinical Science; Cognition, Brain & Behavior; and Social-Personality.

Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience

Led by acting area head Lance Kriegsfeld, the Behavioral Neuroscience area focuses on the neurobiological and physiological bases of behavior. Researchers in the program provide training in a variety of behavioral, cellular and molecular, neuroanatomical, and neurobiological techniques.

Ph.D. in Cognition, Brain & Behavior

Headed by Assistant Professor Jonathan Wallis, the area of Cognition, Brain and Behavior provides training and research in two main areas: Cognitive Neuroscience, which focuses on neuroimaging and neuropsychological approaches to human behavior, and Cognitive Psychology, which focuses more on behavioral analyses of cognitive process. Both programs show an appreciation for broad-based analyses of behavior.

Ph.D. in Change, Plasticity & Development

The goal of the Change, Plasticity and Development area is to understand how organisms and their capabilities develop throughout their lifespans. This interdisciplinary approach is multi-species, multi-system, and multidisciplinary.

Contact Information

* Address: 3318 Tolman Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720

* Phone Number: (510) 642-1382

University of California - Los Angeles' Graduate Psychology Programs

Ranked third in U.S. News and World Report's list of the best graduate psychology programs in the nation, UCLA has a reputation for excellence. The school offers eight different area emphases: Behavioral Neuroscience, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Health Psychology, Learning and Behavior, Quantitative Psychology, and Social Psychology. 

 

Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience

Thanks to the Regents of the University of California's decision to invest in the strength of UCLA's research on the structure and functions of the brain. Students of this program will research past findings as well as current methods and future research trends.

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology

This program is one of the most prestigious and most selective programs in the country. The program's focus is on producing clinical scientists that have an eye on careers in academia and research.

Ph.D. in Social Psychology

The faculty of the Social Psychology program has a broad expertise and offer students excellent opportunities for research on close relationships, intergroup relations, and social cognitive neuroscience. Students can also receive specific training in psychology pertaining to politics, sports, stress and coping, culture, ethnicity, gender, and evolution.

Contact Information

* Address: 1285 Franz Hall, Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563

* Phone Number: (310) 825-2961

University of California - San Diego's Graduate Psychology Programs

UCSD offers one of the top-ranked Experimental Psychology programs in the country. Their competitive graduate program shapes students through advanced training in modern laboratories.

Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology

This may be the only graduate degree in psychology offered by UCSD, but you can choose your focus in this program. Whether you select Behavior Analysis, Neuroscience & Behavior, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Sensation & Perception, or Social Psychology, you know you're getting an unparalleled educational experience.

Contact Information

* Address: 9500 Gilman Drive #0109, La Jolla, CA 92093-0109

* Phone Number: (858) 534-3000

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