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Message from the Chair

Psychology Department Chair Jeremy Pettit

Located in a global city at the cutting edge of 21st-century change, we aim to foster the strong basic science orientation and methodological rigor that are the backbone of the discipline, while drawing on the strengths and resources that are uniquely available in Southeast Florida to address important urban and multicultural issues. We seek to achieve an innovative and integrated balance between basic science and application in ways that serve the people of Southeast Florida, the state, the nation, and the international community by imparting knowledge through outstanding teaching and by creating new knowledge through strong research programs. We are among the leading producers of psychological research in the nation, holding external grant awards totaling approximately $45 million and producing almost 200 scientific publications in the last year. We also are leaders in pedagogical reform efforts, committed to preparing a diverse group of undergraduate and graduate students for a wide range of careers. I invite you to explore our website to learn more about our undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as the cutting-edge research conducted by our faculty.


Jeremy Pettit
Professor and Interim Chair
jpettit@fiu.edu | 305-348-1671