• 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. Isaacowitz featured on iNSolution

A recent post on iNSolution, the Northeastern University College of Science research blog, discussed Professor Derek Isaacowitz’s collaboration with researchers in Hong Kong on the subject of positive media portrayals of older adults. (more…)

Prof. Miller honored by ASA special session, featured in News@Northeastern

Professor Joanne Miller, Matthews Distinguished University Professor and Chair of the Psychology Department, was recently recognized by a special session of the Acoustical Society of America, held in honor of her career achievements. (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…)

Professor emeritus receives award

Dr. Harry Mackay, Northeastern University professor emeritus, recently received the Distinguished Career Award of the Experimental Analysis of Human Behavior Special Interest Group at the annual conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis International. (more…)


Psychology Department Graduation Ceremony 2014

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

2013-2014 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.