Psychological & Brain Sciences
The Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) has cultivated a tradition of strong, empirically based teaching and research in contemporary experimental psychology. Our 28 faculty, 70 graduate students, and many of our 2400 undergraduate majors carry out leading edge research in several core areas of experimental psychology, including cognition and the perceptual sciences, developmental and evolutionary psychology, neuroscience and behavior, and social psychology. The department's commitment to interdisciplinary pursuits are reflected in exciting new research and teaching collaborations with a variety of other disciplines, including the biological sciences, anthropology, communication, educational psychology, linguistics, and sociology. One of 10 campuses of the prestigious University of California system, UCSB provides an exciting intellectual environment in a setting of natural beauty between the Santa Ynez mountains and the Pacific Ocean.