Department of Psychology Title The Ohio State University

Undergraduate Program

Students who study psychology at Ohio State take courses in the brain and behavior, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, abnormal psychology and social psychology. Psychology students have access to faculty who are prominent researchers and have opportunities to work alongside them in research labs, studying topics such as emotion regulation, childhood mood disorders, stress and health in pregnancy, language perception, psychopharmacology, attitude formation and the biology of human social interactions.Psychology Spring




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Scholarship Winners in Psychology:

Nikki Poster

Nikki Puccetti a senior majoring in Psychology received a Psychology Conference Presentation Award for funds to support her trip to Atlanta, Georgia for The Cognitive Aging Conference to present her research poster. 

Nikki stated, “CAC served as an enlightened experience, fostering many first time experiences for me.  I am a stronger researcher and a more-rounded academic since attending this conference.  This project has not left my lab until now, so sharing the results and the interpretations was nerve wracking but rewarding.  I could see firsthand how the exchange of such information and ideas could lead to real-world, practical benefits more than ever.  I enjoyed speaking about my research that I have been so diligently working on.  I also was able to meet students doing similar work from across the world, as well as experts whose work has influenced my own.  I am grateful to have had the opportunity not just to present my own work, but also attend talks from some of the most influential leaders in the field.  As I approach the application stage of graduate school in clinical psychology, it is valuable to really see what that path could look like.  It was truly a transformative process, with immense responsibility and reward.”


Congratulations to the following psychology department scholarship award winners:

Sara Bechtel

Ashley Brancamp

Abbey Chappell

Olivia Fitzpatrick

Emily Markham

Further congratulations to these psychology majors, who were awarded the Wolfe Study Abroad Scholarship:

Courtney Caldwell

Kathleen Florentine

Mary Imre

Amber Schreck

Thomas Sodeman

Lastly, check out the psychology majors who received awards at the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum in March. Psychology majors placed in both the Psychology and SBS divisions.