This is an exciting time to be a graduate student in psychology. In every area within our discipline,scientific breakthroughs are being made everyday. Many of these are occurring at the intersections of social, cognitive and biological psychology, creating new sub-disciplines. At Columbia, you and your fellow students are working together with a distinguished faculty to make basic discoveries about how humans and other animals understand, experience and get along in the world. The Columbia Psychology Department has an illustrious history of scientific contributions and you will now be an essential part of creating the next chapter in this history.
Geraldine Downey, Former Chair Psychology Department