A tradition of excellence
Among the first departments established at Stanford University, the Department of Psychology has a long-standing tradition of ground-breaking theoretical research that also has powerful impact in the real world. The department is ranked as one of the top psychology programs in the nation and has been a leading psychology department among American universities for decades. This extraordinary achievement was honored by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. in 2003.
The Psychology Department is located in Jordan Hall, in the Main Quad of the Stanford campus. Jordan Hall is named after the first president of Stanford, David Starr Jordan.