• 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 receives Diener Award

Congratulations to Professor Lisa Feldman Barrett, who was recently selected by the Foundation for Personality and Social Psychology (FPSP) and the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) to receive the 2014 Carol and Ed Diener Award in Social Psychology.  (more…)

Prof. Coley and Cole Eidson featured in News@Northeastern

Professor John Coley and graduate student Cole Eidson’s research into the thinking behind gender stereotypes was recently the subject of a feature in News@Northeastern, the University’s daily newsletter. To read the article, click here.


Prof. Hall speaks at EMPathy Symposium

Professor Judith Hall presented a talk entitled “Empathy and Accuracy in the Clinical Encounter” at the annual EMPathy Symposium at the American Psychological Association on August 8th, 2014. (more…)

Prof. Reeves travels to China

Professor Adam Reeves of the Psychology Department recently had the opportunity to visit China and give a talk at Chengdu University. We asked Prof. Reeves to share a little about his travel experience with us. (more…)


2014-2015 Colloquium Series

Each semester, the Psychology Department holds a number of colloquia, in which distinguished scholars present their work to the department. To learn about the past year’s speakers, click here.

Psychology Department Graduation Ceremony 2014

The Psychology Department held its annual department commencement ceremony on May 1, 2014! To learn more, click here.