Completed in 2007, the 74,250 square feet Psychology Building is home to the psychology department, the philosophy department, and the Learning Institute For Elders (LIFE). The psychology department, though, is one of the largest College of Science programs with over 2,900 majors and 650 minors. Similarly, the psychology department is one of the leading recipients for research funding. In 2007, the psychology department researchers received approximately $800,000 in new funding. However, more recently, Deborah C. Beidel, Professor and Director of the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology received a $3.5 million dollar grant to treat Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan war.
The psychology building provides a centralized structure to house the psychology department’s primary responsibilities of teaching, student research, and corporate research partnerships. The building includes classrooms, a teaching laboratory, study spaces, several research laboratories, offices, and academic support. In addition, the psychology building houses a clinic that focuses on behavioral approaches to therapy without prescribing medication. The clinic serves the community by providing free treatment for individuals with social phobia through the National Institute of Mental Health program.