Welcome to Psychology at Georgia Tech.


Welcome to the School of Psychology at Georgia Tech. As you roam our webpage, you’ll notice that psychology at GaTech is rather unique in a number of ways.  You already know that we are embedded in one of the leading science and engineering institutions of higher education in the world.  Unlike many of our peers, our home college is the College of Science, which also houses the likes of Chemistry, Physics, Biology, and Math.   You’ll see we have a structure of 5 programs which include Industrial Organizational, Cognition and Brain Science, Cognitive Aging, Quantitative and Engineering Psychology that help us manage the research efforts and provide focused training to our graduate students, but I can tell you that all of the faculty move easily between areas.  Finally, you may notice that we are small, intentionally.  It allows us to focus our research and our training in a way that has made us exceptional.   

I hope you enjoy visiting us virtually, and hopefully someday in person.  The Faculty, Grad Students, Undergraduates, and Staff are eager to meet you. 



Frank Durso 

Professor & Chair 

News and Notes

  • Leadership Transition in the School of Psychology

    Until a permanent chair is appointed, Mark Wheeler will serve as interim chair of the School of Psychology.


    A study by School of Psychology Assistant Professor Thackery Brown and colleagues shows that various regions of the brain process different types of autobiographical memories in different ways. The findings have implications for applying neuroscience techniques in society and understanding the impact of brain damage on memory loss.

  • Randall Engle Elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

    Randall Engle joins the American Academy of Sciences' 2018 class of 177 fellows, which includes President Barack Obama, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Sonia Sotomayor, author Ta-Nehisi Coates, and actor Tom Hanks. 

  • EPA Awards Grant to Georgia Tech Team

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded Georgia Technology Research Corporation, $14,995 and Kennesaw State University, $14,977 through the People, Prosperity, and Planet (P3) grants program. Nationally, over $463,000 in funding for 31 Phase I student teams was awarded through this program. These teams, made up of college students from across the country, are developing sustainable technologies to solve current environmental and public health challenges.

  • Dr. Audrey Duarte Featured on AARP.com

    Dr. Audrey Duarte Featured on AARP.com "Even Low-Impact Workouts Can Be a Boost to Long-Term Memory


Recent Grants, Awards, and Honors

Recent Grants, Faculty and Student Awards and Honors from the Georgia Tech School of Psychology

Recent Notable Publications

Recent Notable Publications from the Georgia Tech School of Psychology