About Psychology programs

Psychology Faculty 

Department of Psychology 

Location: Building 51, Room 3404
Phone: (904) 620-2807
Web Address:

 Dr. Lori Lange, Associate Professor & Chair


Psychology is the scientific study of human and animal behavior. The Department of Psychology teaches the history, methods, and philosophies of approaches to our field.

The Department provides the highest quality academic experience at the graduate and undergraduate levels. We teach the skills and knowledge our students need for personal and professional advancement.

As active scientists and professionals, we perform research that advances our field and we engage in activities that serve our profession. As committed educators, we collaborate with students on research projects and community activities.

The Program 

Psychology majors graduate with either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science. For admission to the degree program, students must earn at least a C in introductory psychology, in elementary statistics, and in general biology. Psychology majors must earn at least a C in courses applied to the degree.

Psychology minors complete 18 credit hours in psychology. No more than 50% of courses required for the minor may be transferred from another institution. A grade of at least C is required for all minor courses, including prerequisites.

Honors in Psychology 

Outstanding undergraduate psychology majors can graduate with the designation "Honors in Psychology." To do this, they apply for admission to the Psychology Honors Program. Candidates should apply at least three semesters prior to graduation.

Admission to the program requires:

  • An overall GPA of at least 3.50
  • Junior or senior standing
  • Completion of at least three UNF psychology courses with a psychology GPA of at least 3.50 and no grade less than B
  • Completion of IDH3922, Honors Thesis Prospectus with a grade of B or better

A Department of Psychology faculty member to supervise the Honors Project.

Successful completion of the program also requires:

  • Completion of 6 credit hours of PSY4904 Honors Research with a grade of B or better
  • Completion of IDH3920 Thesis Symposium Colloquium with a grade of B or better
  • Deposit of an approved thesis in the Thomas G. Carpenter Library

As they plan for the "Honors in Psychology" designation, students should consult the Coordinator of Undergraduate Research in the Honors Program as soon as possible.

Research Opportunities  

Involvement in research is an important part of the psychology major experience at UNF. Students can become involved in our research in two ways:

  • As a participant in an experiment
  • As a member of a professor’s research team

Learn more about becoming a participant and about our faculty’s research teams by contacting the Department of Psychology.

Graduate Program  

The Master of Arts in General Psychology is offered as the only graduate degree.

Department of Psychology Faculty 


Lori J. Lange, Associate Professor & Chair

Sarah Ainsworth, Assistant Professor

Tracy P. Alloway, Assistant Professor

Paul Argott, Instructor

Elizabeth Brown, Assistant Professor

Lynne Carroll, Professor

Brian J. Fisak, Associate Professor

Paul Fuglestad, Assistant Professor

Christoph D. Guess, Professor

Katherine Hooper, Instructor

Iver H. Iversen, Professor

Juliana Leding, Associate Professor

Christopher T. Leone, Professor 

Sarah Ainsworth MacPherson, Assistant Professor

Angela Mann, Assistant Professor

Rebecca A. Marcon, Professor

Jody S. Nicholson, Assistant Professor

Susan M. Perez, Associate Professor

Curtis Phills, Assistant Professor

Michael Toglia, Professor

Heather B. Truelove, Assistant Professor

Dong-Yuan Wang, Associate Professor

Jennifer Wolff, Assistant Professor

Gabriel J. Ybarra, Associate Professor 

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