The Department of Psychology is organized into specialized programs that reflect the contemporary state of the discipline as well as the wide-ranging interests of its own faculty. These programs are:
- Cognition, Marc Berman (Chair)
- Developmental Psychology, Katherine D. Kinzler (Chair)
- Integrative Neuroscience, Edward S. Awh (Chair)
- Social Psychology, Jean Decety (Chair)
Consistent with the interdisciplinary traditions of the University of Chicago, many faculty members serve on more than one of the department's programs. Leslie Kay serves as Director of Graduate Studies.