Research is central to Derner’s identity as an empirically informed school of psychology.

It has been that way since the Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology was founded in 1972 as the first university-based school of psychology in the United States. Our faculty has long distinguished itself for its contributions to the field as well as for its commitment to inspiring students and preparing them to join the ranks of researchers.

Research Highlights


Career achievement awards for six faculty members—Chris Muran (pictured), Jacques Barber, Kirkland Vaughans, Robert Bornstein, Mark Hilsenroth and Lea Theodore—reflect the Derner School’s impact on psychoanalytic thought.

Support for Psychology Research

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Our Office of Research and Sponsored Programs helps promote and support faculty research endeavors. Learn about grant supports, funding opportunities, and the ways psychology faculty members can advance their fields.

Office of Undergraduate Research

Our Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Works strives to embed research and creative works in the academic experience of all Adelphi undergraduate students.

Join a Psychological Research Study

Researchers within the Derner School of Psychology, comprising both faculty and students, conduct diverse studies and rely on individuals like yourself to contribute your experiences and insights.

Research Showcases

Undergraduate and graduate students from across the University present their projects each spring at Adelphi's Scholarship & Creative Works Conference. And the annual Academic & Creative Research Magazine highlights the outstanding research and creative output of our faculty members and their students.
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