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.
- 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 awarded prestigious Sloan Fellowship
- Myung named an SBS Huber Faculty Fellow
- Jeon receives NCME Outstanding Dissertation award
- Petrill appointed to National Child Health Advisory Board
- Peters elected President of SJDM
- Social Psych Graduate Program Ranked Best in Country
- 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
- Leuner finds that stress inhibits cognitive benefits of pregnancy.
- Emery finds that strong lungs lead to healthy mind.
- Mike Vasey finds that phobias lead feared objects to seem larger.