The Psychology Department is home to an undergraduate major designed to foster a scientific understanding of behavior and active . graduate programs in Clinical Psychology and Psychological Sciences (Cognition, Biological, and Social Psychology). The Program in Psychological Sciences also offers a Masters degree (research thesis required). Please explore the website and let us know if you have any questions.
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We believe that it is important for graduate students to learn and work with a range of faculty during their training. Therefore, students with bachelor’s degrees from UWM who majored in psychology are not eligible to apply for admission to our PhD programs unless they have earned a master’s degree at a different institution. Similarly, those who double-majored in psychology and another subject at UWM are not eligible to apply to our PhD programs. However, UWM undergraduates who majored in psychology are eligible to apply for admission to the terminal master’s program in health psychology.
After the Russian Revolution, psychology was heavily promoted by the Bolsheviks as a way to engineer the "New Man" of socialism. Thus, university psychology departments trained large numbers of students, for whom positions were made available at schools, workplaces, cultural institutions, and in the military. An especial focus was pedology , the study of child development, regarding which Lev Vygotsky became a prominent writer.  The Bolsheviks also promoted free love and embranced the doctrine of psychoanalysis as an antidote to sexual repression.  Although pedology and intelligence testing fell out of favor in 1936, psychology maintained its privileged position as an instrument of the Soviet state.  Stalinist purges took a heavy toll and instilled a climate of fear in the profession, as elsewhere in Soviet society.  Following World War II, Jewish psychologists past and present (including Vygotsky, A. R. Luria , and Aron Zalkind) were denounced; Ivan Pavlov (posthumously) and Stalin himself were aggrandized as heroes of Soviet psychology.  Soviet academics was speedily liberalized during the Khrushchev Thaw , and cybernetics, linguistics, genetics, and other topics became acceptable again. There emerged a new field called "engineering psychology" which studied mental aspects of complex jobs (such as pilot and cosmonaut). Interdisciplinary studies became popular and scholars such as Georgy Shchedrovitsky developed systems theory approaches to human behavior. 
Professor Hahn’s work has examined the interlinked areas of the process of argumentation – or making an argument which will convince a rational critic – and she has developed research interests in language and language acquisition; judgement and decision making; categorization; and how we conceive of similarity between objects in the mind.
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