• 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. Barrett in the New York Times

Congratulations to Professor Lisa Feldman Barrett, whose piece entitled “What Faces Can’t Tell Us” was recently featured in the New York Times’ Sunday Review. (more…)

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. In this post, part of an ongoing series on the current work of our former graduate students, Jeremy describes his current work and the ways in which his experiences at Northeastern helped to shape his career. (more…)


Prof. DeSteno in News@Northeastern

Psychology Department Professor Dave DeSteno was featured in a recent edition of News@Northeastern, the University’s daily newsletter. The piece highlights Prof. DeSteno’s upcoming paper in the journal Psychological Science, in which he challenges some of our most deeply-held beliefs about how patience works. 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.