Department of Psychology

Psychology — the study of human nature: What are people like? How do they use information? What motivates them? How do they develop and change? Students learn critical thinking and scientific methods in order to help solve human problems in the workplace and in the community.

Courses in the Psychology Department address fundamental questions about human nature such as: What are the basic laws of human behavior? How do people use information? What motivates people to do what they do? How do people develop and change? How do families, organization, and communities influence people? 

Our courses also train students to use scientific methods to determine the validity of answers to questions like the ones listed above. Other courses examine possibilities for applying psychological science to solve human problems.

Our faculty is genuinely committed to teaching. We promote an atmosphere of collegiality among faculty, students, and support staff. We expect excellence from our students and encourage them to develop to their full potential by going beyond coursework to participate in research and community service.

Lex Frieden

Lex Frieden honored by Bush Presidential Library

University of Tulsa alumnus Lex Frieden (BS ’71) has received the 2015 Outstanding Educator Award...


Research group aids families in Ghana

TU researchers from the Department of Psychology recently traveled to Ghana where malaria is responsible for...