The School of Psychology trains researchers for employment in academic, industrial, and government settings and awards doctorate (PhD) degrees in four programs:
Engineering psychology focuses on understanding the capabilities and limitations of human performance from the perspective of perception, cognition, and movement control and applying this knowledge to the design of systems and environments that accommodate those capabilities and limitations.
Experimental psychology at Georgia Tech is the scientific study of the basic processes of behavior, with a quantitative emphasis. Faculty in the Experimental area does research in a wide range of topics. Specific sub-areas are animal/behavioral psychology, cognitive aging, and cognitive psychology.
The Industrial/Organizational psychology (I/O) program concentrates on research related to the psychology of work and the workplace. Students develop specialized I/O knowledge, skills, and experiences through an individually tailored program of seminars, elective courses, participation in laboratory and field-based research projects, and training in local organizations.
The Quantitative Psychology Program emphasizes the interface between quantitative methods and psychological issues. Graduates will be trained as quantitative specialists, with a substantial background in psychology. The exact focus of the studentís studies depends on the current interests of the faculty and the student. Current faculty interests and course offerings include psychometric methods, item response theory, structural equation modeling, multivariate statistics, factor analysis and multilevel modeling as well as many other topics in psychological methods and statistics.