Department Overview

About the Department

The Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara is dedicated to excellence in research, teaching, and public service.

History of the Department

The department was founded in the 1940s and has had a long and distinguished tradition of strong, empirically based teaching and research in experimental psychology.

UCSB Campus

The University of California Santa Barbara offers students and scholars an opportunity to live and learn in a stunning setting on the shores of the Pacific.

Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara lies on the West coast of the United States, 92 miles north of Los Angeles and 332 miles south of San Francisco.

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