The Positive Development Lab

“True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.”

Antoine De Saint-Exupery 


The Psychology Department at Catholic University is accepting applications for Fall 2024 to our Developmental Psychology, Social, Cognitive, Affective, & Neuroscience (SCAN), as well as the Clinical Psychology PhD programs. We also have a MA program in Psychological Science. 

Apply Today! (Deadlines: Feb 1 - DP & SCAN; Dec 1 - CL; June 1 - MA)

Catholic's psychology programs (and the PDL) offer a personalized approach within a supportive environment, 

mentoring students towards their own career goals. 

To explore the wide scope of the PDL's research, click on Projects, above. Applicants whose research interests clearly fit with our current/future research goals will be considered for admission. Experience in these areas is even better!

Are you interested in gaining research experience?

📧 Email Dr. Degnan your resume/CV and a brief description of your specific interests in the PDL

Congratulations to all of our 2022-2023 BA & BS Psychology Students!

Sydney, Grace, Margaret, Marianna, Julia, Javier, Eddie, Kaleigh, Ashley, & Claire

Congratulations to our 2022-2023 MA/PhD graduates!

Melissa & Kathryn - MA in Psychological Sciences

Sarah Kravitz - PhD in Human Development

We will miss you - Please keep in touch!!!

Did you know the Psychology Department at Catholic University is about 130 years old? 

Check out our rich history in Psychological Science here.