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Marv Goldfried was awarded the APA/APF Gold Medal Lifetime Achievement in Application award. The award recognizes "a distinguished career and enduring contribution to advancing the application of psychology through methods, research, and/or application of psychological techniques to important practical problems."

Our own Amanda Levinson recently discussed her work on the podcast Tell Me Something I Don't Know, hosted by Stephen Dubner of Freakanomics Radio. Amanda did us all proud. Listen here. Amanda's segment is 29 minutes in.

Congratulations to Nick Eaton, who has been selected to receive the American Psychopathological Association (APPA) Robins-Guze Award for 2017.   This is this very distinguished organization's early career award, given to one outstanding young investigator in the field of psychopathology each year.

Academic Programs

The deadline for applications to the PhD program is December 15, 2018 for graduate study beginning in Fall 2019.

Applications to the 1-year Masters Program are accepted between January 15, 2019 to February 28, 2019 for graduate study beginning in Summer 2019.

The Stony Brook University Department of Psychology was founded in 1960 and is one of Stony Brook's largest and strongest departments, having awarded more than 800 Ph.D. degrees since its inception.

The Department offers training in Integrative Neuroscience , Clinical Psychology , Cognitive Science , and Social & Health Psychology . One of our great strengths is our high degree of collaboration that transcends traditional academic boundaries and the numerous cross-cutting themes of study available as part of our graduate training.


In the new 2016 rankings by US News and World Report,  the Clinical Psychology graduate program was ranked fourth in the country.

Congratulations to Ph.D. students Tenille Taggart and Sierra Kuzava who have just been awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships.  Awardees — chosen from close to 17,000 applicants — represent a diverse group of scientific disciplines and from all states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. commonwealths and territories.

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