The General/Experimental program emphasizes both breadth and depth of experience. The following is a list of some of the areas in which students can acquire specialized training.
- Experimental Analysis of Behavior
- Applied Cognition
- Health and Aging
- Social Psychology
- Psychology and the Law
The department and its training programs are characterized by several common assumptions about the nature of graduate training.
Each student is expected to develop general skills in the scientific method early in the program. By exposing students to a broad spectrum of psychological issues, an attempt is made to establish a firm theoretical and scholarly foundation which can support subsequent specialty training.
Students are expected to develop the experimental and quantitative skills necessary to read the literature and conduct research, and the creative flexibility to generate new hypotheses and novel approaches to new and old questions.