Welcome to the School of Psychology at Georgia Tech.


As you roam our webpage, you’ll notice that psychology at GaTech is rather unique in a number of ways. You already know that we are embedded in one of the leading science and engineering institutions of higher education in the world. Unlike many of our peers, our home college is the College of Sciences, which also houses the likes of Chemistry, Physics, Biology, and Math. You’ll see we have a structure of 5 programs which include Industrial-Organizational, Cognition and Brain Science, Cognitive Aging, Quantitative and Engineering Psychology that help us manage the research efforts and provide focused training to our graduate students, but all of the faculty move easily between areas. Finally, you may notice that we are small, intentionally. It allows us to focus our research and our training in a way that has made us exceptional.


The Faculty, Grad Students, Undergraduates, and Staff are eager to meet you.

News and Notes

  • Undergraduate Student Research Round-up: Summer Across the College of Sciences

    National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF REUs), Georgia community college initiative, and workshops centered on new scientific methods and communicating key concepts offer ample opportunities for students — current, prospective, and visiting — to hone their research skills in the College of Sciences.

  • Working on the Future of Work: Q&A with Ruth Kanfer

    School of Psychology Professor Ruth Kanfer has a book, a highly cited paper, and a new project to study artificial intelligence’s potential for enhancing adult learning. Kanfer is also keeping an eye on the post-pandemic workforce, the status of aging employees, and the 21st century office.

  • Connecting Childhood Trauma to Work-Family Conflict in Adulthood

    Childhood psychological maltreatment is one of the most prevalent, yet under-addressed forms of childhood adverse events,” says Kimberly French, assistant professor in the School of Psychology. French leads a new study that traces the relationships between childhood trauma and work-family conflict in adulthood — and outlines several ways supervisors and policymakers can help.

  • U to Zoo: Psychology Alumni Lead in Wildlife and Conservation

    Four School of Psychology alumni are now in leadership positions are two major U.S. zoos, while another is the CEO of a top wildlife conservation fund. The latest issue of the Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine shows how their time in academia prepared them for their current roles.

  • Top Gun's Return Sparks Another Adrenaline Rush

    How did “Top Gun” change movie making, and why does it continue to be relevant 36 years later? To address those questions and much more, the Georgia Tech community reflects on the film and its legacy on the eve of its long-awaited sequel — “Top Gun: Maverick.”