The Department of Psychology is committed to furthering the understanding of human cognition, behavior, and emotion. It seeks to accomplish its mission in three interrelated ways. The first is by conducting research that is nationally and internationally recognized for its contributions to the field. The second is by offering excellent undergraduate and graduate programs that produce students who are knowledgeable about psychology, who are capable of conducting psychological research, and, in the case of selected graduate programs, who are equipped with the expertise to provide psychological services to their clients. The third is by establishing an outstanding record of professional service not only to the University, but also to the local and national community.