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Department of Psychology
501 Orr Dr.
203 B Gore Education Complex (GEC)
Tallahassee, Forida 32307


The psychology department’s programs grew out of the university’s recognition of the need for more psychologically trained Black para-professionals, professionals and scientists to address the critical shortage in the areas of human services education and research. Additionally, in the wake of the 1960’s there was a growing sensitivity in American society regarding the importance of culture in mental health and human behavior, especially where racial and cultural minorities were concerned. Given that FAMU is predominantly African American , increased awareness of the significance of culture led to the incorporation of an emphasis on African American cultural and minority issues into the curriculum and overall programmatic thrust of the Department.