Welcome to the Department of Psychology at The Ohio State University. Our department is noted for a long history of excellence in research, teaching, and service. With approximately 50 faculty, 150 graduate students, and 1800 undergraduate majors, we are one of the largest departments at Ohio State. We are also one of the top ranked psychology departments in the country providing extensive course offerings and research opportunities in seven program areas. Faculty in the department work in diverse areas of human and animal cognition, emotion, and behavior and engage in many interdisciplinary research activities. By exploring the web links above, you can learn about our educational and research programs, the people responsible for them, and admission requirements.
- Wenk is appointed by Governor Kasich to the Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee as the Academic Research Representative
- Leber receives NSF Award for Attention Study
- Prakash receives Springer Early Career Achievement Award
- Sloutsky Leads New NIH Project on Categorization
- Krajbich receives NSF Career Award
- Lenz receives 2015 NARSAD Young Investigator Award
- Aldao, Wagner, and Lin receive APS 2015 Rising Stars
- Wagner Teaching the Science of Language
- Aldao receives 2015 ABCT Anxiety SIG Early Career Award
- Crocker receives 2015 SPSP Campbell Award
- Petty receives 2015 SESP Distinguished Scientist Award
- Lu participates in large NSF Brain Initiative
- Turner receives William K Estes Early Career Award
- Bruno named chair of Psychology Department
- Ratcliff elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
- Undergrad Alexis Crockett receives Goldwater scholarship
- Vasey awarded SBS Huber Fellowship
- Crocker receives SESP Scientific Impact Award
- Petty Named one of the Most Eminent Psychologists in Modern Era
- Golomb examines how the brain sees the world in 3-D
- Mindfulness shows promise as we age, but study results are mixed
- Emery finds fish, plant protein diet may help pain of overweight individuals
- Golomb pinpoint part of the brain that recognizes facial expressions
- Sederberg finds brain areas associated with the where and when of memory.
- Lecavalier’s large JAMA study proves parent training helps children with autism
- Way discovers acetaminophen reduces both pain and pleasure
- Petrill study implicates genetics in children's motivation to learn
- Emery questions the link between mindfulness and weight loss
- Peters examines the value of a dollar.
- Prakash shows video games help MS patients.
- Sloutsky finds that students may be misled by attractive, but unnecessary, images
- Petty finds that bothered by negative, unwanted thoughts? Just throw them away
- Mike Vasey finds that phobias lead feared objects to seem larger.