Loyola University Chicago

Department of Psychology


  • Recognition

    Samuel Attoh’s legacy continues with new Diversity and Inclusion Award

    The Department of Psychology and a top Sociology graduate student were honored with the first Samuel Attoh award
  • Teacher, mentor, researcher

    Psychology professor Noni Gaylord-Harden, PhD, is all three—and the recipient of this year’s Ignatius Loyola Award for Excellence in Teaching.
  • Psychology professors receive funding to study STEM learning in museums

    Two Loyola professors recently received funding for a study that could uncover new ways to engage children in science and math fields. The National Science Foundation awarded $739,522 to Dr. Catherine Haden and Dr. Perla Gamez, professors in the Department of Psychology, to support their research project, “Advancing Early STEM Learning Opportunities through Tinkering and Reflection.”
  • Research

    Professor’s work helps children, their families live with spina bifida

    Loyola psychology professor Grayson Holmbeck has been studying children with spina bifida for more than 20 years. His research has been published in numerous academic journals and has helped shaped the way mental health professionals care for these children and their families.
  • Think Critically

    Guided by a commitment to discovering, communicating and applying knowledge for the benefit of humanity, the Department of Psychology is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in psychological research, teaching, and service to students, the university and wider communities.
  • Professors receive grant to combat youth exposure to violence

    The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention recently awarded psychology professor Maryse Richards and her research team a million dollar grant to fund a study that could change the lives of Chicago area youth.
  • Loyola psychology expert to present new book

    Loyola University Chicago’s James Garbarino, PhD, will give two lectures inspired by his latest book, Listening to Killers: Lessons Learned from My 20 Years As a Psychological Expert Witness in Murder Cases, which was released this month.
  • Psychology professor and students research bilingual education

    Perla Gamez and her students could be shaping the future of bilingual education. The assistant psychology professor and several graduate and undergraduate students are working on research that seeks to improve the way teachers approach classroom instruction for English language learners.
  • Profile

    Loyola Psychology Professor Presents Research at Congressional Exhibit

    Loyola Psychology Professor, Dr. Catherine Haden, discussed her current research that focuses on parent-child interaction and building a child’s interest in STEM (Science, Math, Technology, and Engineering).
  • Research from the ground up

    It was the culmination of a year of work when seniors Natalia Hajnas, Jacob Marshall, Elizabeth Esparza, and associate professor of clinical psychology Amy Bohnert, PhD, traveled to Honduras to conduct research about mental health.
  • Dr. Morrison wins Sujack Award for Teaching Excellence, Dr. Silton named Master Teacher

    Congratulations to Dr. Bob Morrison, winner of the Edwin T. and Vivijeanne F. Sujack Award for Teaching Excellence, and to Dr. Becky Silton, finalist for the Sujack Award, who has been named a Master Teacher in the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Dr. Ottati awarded grant to study intellectual humility

    Dr. Victor Ottati has been awarded a $234,740 grant from the Fuller Theological Seminary, in concert with the John Templeton Foundation, to study the malleability of intellectual humility.