• Welcome to the Department of Psychology

    in the College of Science

    The faculty in the Department of Psychology are actively engaged in the multidisciplinary study of mind, brain, and behavior. Their internationally recognized research programs, which are supported by both federal and private granting agencies, fall within the department’s four broad areas of scholarship: behavioral neuroscience, cognition, perception, and social/personality. Graduate training plays a key role in the department, preparing students for research and teaching careers in a variety of settings, including academia, government, and industry. The department is also dedicated to excellence in undergraduate education, and offers courses in the fundamental science of mind, brain, and behavior, as well as courses relevant for educational, clinical and counseling settings. Undergraduates also benefit from doing research in faculty laboratories, where they learn cutting-edge research techniques in a hands-on setting.


Prof. DeSteno’s blog post featured in Harvard Business Review

Congratulations to Psychology Department Professor David DeSteno, who was recently a featured guest blogger for the Harvard Business Review. His post, “Gratitude is the New Willpower,” discusses an experiment recently conducted in his lab, and currently in press for the journal Psychological Science. To read more, click here.

Former Student Spotlight: Jeremy Jamieson

LW_editedJeremy Jamieson received his Ph.D. in social psychology from Northeastern University in 2009, working under Professor Stephen Harkins, and currently works at the University of Rochester. (more…)


Prof. Berent in News@Northeastern

Psychology Department Professor Iris Berent was featured in a recent edition of News@Northeastern, the University’s daily newsletter. The piece highlights Prof. Berent’s recently published paper in the journal PLOS ONE, in which she discusses the question of whether language rules are biologically hardwired into the brain. To read more, click here.

Mollie Ruben wins Outstanding Graduate Student Award

Congratulations to Mollie Ruben, a fifth-year graduate student in our Social/Personality area, who was recently honored with the University’s Outstanding Graduate Student Award. (more…)


Psychology Department Graduation Ceremony 2014

The Psychology Department cordially invites our graduating seniors and their friends and family to our department commencement ceremony! (more…)

Spring 2014 Colloquium Series

Each semester, the Psychology Department holds a number of colloquia, in which distinguished scholars present their work to the department. For more information, click here.