Concentration Area and Goals

Our area of concentration – Behavior and Cognition – represents a research agenda for our faculty that encourages the production of knowledge on basic behavioral processes (for example, cognitive and social processes), the development of technology for the analysis and assessment of these processes, and finally, research on the application of knowledge that contributes to solving social problems.

The main goal of our program is to produce knowledge and prepare highly qualified researchers, some of whom will become Psychology professors, capable of taking a leadership role in creating or improving psychological services for the wider community.

Research in this area, supported by the contributions of Behavior Analysis and Cognitive Science, frequently, but not exclusively, employs the experimental method and quantitative-descriptive methods, with an emphasis on direct observation of behavior in natural or controlled settings.