The School of Psychological Science faculty members include accomplished researchers, authors, and presenters who are actively engaged in contributing to the civic, economic, and social foundations of society. Research programs within the school aim to advance theoretical understanding of the brain and mind, and to provide a foundation for practical applications in areas such as education and health. Specific research interests range from the study of single cells within the brain to interpersonal processes within groups.

Learn more about our research by visiting our research labs, feel free to contact them if you are interested in their research. If you are interested in what some of our undergraduates are researching with our Faculty. Check out our Undergraduate Research page.


SPS Colloquia

Each term, SPS offers a series of exciting talks by the faculty and affiliates of the School of Psychological Science @ OSU. These colloquia offer an informal venue to discuss completed and ongoing research of broad interest, and are open to all OSU researchers. If you have any questions, are interested in presenting your own research in a future term, or have disability accommodation requests, please contact Dr. Kristen Macuga

  • View one of talks in the Colloquia series by clicking on the YouTube link here:
  • Our graduate students, mentored by SPS faculty members are also conducting exciting research. Ph.D. Candidate in Psychology Zoe Alley recently presented at OSU’s GradX which is inspired by TED Talks. GRADx talks explore ideas in action. Watch Zoe’s 2019 GradX Presentation here: - Zoe’s research involves adolescent development and emerging adulthood. She also investigates what contributes to how trustworthy someone appears, and how facial trustworthiness may influence the trajectory of an adolescent’s life. Zoe is under the guidance of Professor, David Kerr.