Research

Research in the Psychology Department covers a wide spectrum of contemporary behavioral science within a close-knit community of faculty and students. There are four major areas of emphasis, behavioral neuroscience, cognition, perception, and social/personality, with cross-cutting themes in health, affective science, and lifespan development.

Behavioral Neuroscience

Behavioral Neuroscience is the study of behavior as a function of brain activity. As a discipline, it has a close relationship with such fields as neurophysiology, experimental neuroanatomy, and neurochemistry.

Cognition

The Cognition Group works within the general approach of cognitive science, which brings the ideas and methods of cognitive psychology, linguistics, philosophy, and computer science to bear on the scientific investigation of mental processes and representations.

Perception

Members of the Perception Group use computational, electrophysiological, and behavioral techniques to study a variety of issues in perception, with a strong focus on vision.

Personality/Social

Personality and social psychology are both concerned with the study of individual and social behavior, although each approaches this domain from a different perspective.

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Psychology professor Nancy Kim leverages experiential learning in new textbook

Kim's book delves into how we make decisions, how biases arise and can be avoided, and the science behind judgement, grounded in real life examples
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Q&A: Schafer scholarship recipient and aspiring oncologist paves own way at Northeastern

Meet Michael Mallouh, fourth year biology major, psychology minor, and on the pre-med track and hear about his research experiences as an undergraduate including the Schafer Co-op Scholarship.
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Northeastern professor named president-elect of the Association of Psychological Science

Psychology professor Lisa Feldman Barrett, whose research in the field of affective neuroscience has upended conventional wisdom on the nature of emotions, has been named president-elect of the Association of…
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