University of Kansas

Department of Applied Behavioral Science

University of Kansas logoBehavioral Psychology: Community Health and Development concentration

Degrees Offered: Undergraduate concentration, Doctorate


At A Glance

Full-time Faculty: 20

Full-time Faculty Identifying as Community Psychologists: 2

Available Student Assistantships: Research and teaching assistantships for both graduate and undergraduate students depending on the funding of the faculty and department.

The Program

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The program focuses on training researchers and practitioners. Graduates from the program are typically employed in government, education, healthcare, consulting, for-profit and/or nonprofit sectors.



Community Psychology Faculty and Research Interests

  • Juvenile justice
  • Autism and developmental disabilities
  • Animal learning
  • Behavioral economics
  • Historiography of psychology and behavior analysis 
  • Organizational behavior management
  • Remedial educational interventions
  • Mentoring and youth development
  • Adults with disabilities in community and group living environments
  • Child clinical psychology
  • Violence prevention
  • Community health promotion

Living Community Psychology Features

Vincent Francisco

Jomella Watson-Thompson