Professor and Director, General Psychology Program

Learning Innovation Center

Learning Innovation Center 466

2750 SW Campus Way

2750 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
  • NIMH Post-doctoral fellow, Health Psychology, UCLA
  • Ph.D., Social/Personality Psychology, University of Washington-Seattle
  • M.S., Social/Personality Psychology, University of Washington-Seattle
  • B.A., Psychology, Carleton College (Northfield, MN)
Additional Information: 

Dr. Gurung's lab is full for Spring 2024 .

Accepting applications for undergrad RAs, including honors students for FALL 2024 only. Please click here for application.

Successful applicants typically have completed stats, methods, have interests in lab related content, especially related to factors influencing college well-being and learning. 


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Regan A. R. Gurung is a social psychologist by training with research encompassing social, health, and pedagogical psychology.  Over 100 of his articles have been published in peer-reviewed journals and he has co-authored/co-edited 15 books. His most recent books are Thriving in Academia (with Pam Ansburg and Mark Basham), and Study Like a Champ (with John Dunlosky). He was a founding co-editor of APA's journal Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology, co-chaired the APA General Psychology Initiative, and is past president of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology, and Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology.

Dr. Gurung taught at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay for twenty years before moving to Corvallis in 2019.


Selected Honors and Awards

  • Charles L. Brewer Award for Distinguished Career in Teaching Psychology, American Psychological Foundation
  • Wisconsin Professor of the Year, Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
  • Regent’s Teaching Award, University of Wisconsin System
  • Distinguished Achievement Award, Carleton College Alumni Association (2016)
  • Fellow, American Psychological Association
  • Fellow, Association for Psychological Science
  • Fellow, Midwestern Psychological Association


Selected and Recent Publications (See CV for full listing)
(† indicates undergraduate student)

Richmond, A., Boysen, G., & Gurung, R. A. R. (2022). An evidence-based guide to college and university teaching: Model teaching competencies. Routledge.

Schwartz, E., Landrum, R. E., & Gurung, R. A. R. (2022). An EasyGuide to APA style and format (4th ed.). SAGE.

Gurung, R. A. R, †Stoa, R., †Livingston, N., & †Mather, H. (2020). Diffusing prejudice of African American athletes. Journal of Social Psychology.

Gurung, R. A. R., Richmond, A. S., Drouin, M., Landrum, R. E., & Christopher, A. (2019). The state of the scholarship of teaching and learning in psychology and beyond: A 10-year report card. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology.

Landrum, R. E., Gurung, R. A. R., & Amsel, E. (2019). The importance of taking psychology: A comparison of three levels of exposure. Teaching of Psychology.

Revenson, T. A., & Gurung, R. A. R. (Eds.). (2019). Handbook of health psychology. Routledge.

Gurung, R. A. R., Hackathorn, J., Enns, C., Frantz, S., Cacioppo, J. T., Loop, T., & Freeman, J. (2016). Strengthening introductory psychology: A new model for teaching intro psych. American Psychologist, 71(2),112-124. doi:10.1037/a0040012

Gurung, R. A. R., & Wilson, J. H. (Eds.). (2013). Doing the scholarship of teaching and learning: Measuring systematic changes to teaching and improvements in learning. Jossey-Bass.

Gurung, R. A. R., Chick, N., & Haynie, A. (Eds.). (2009). Exploring signature pedagogies: Approaches to teaching disciplinary habits of mind. Stylus.


Affiliated with: 
Sch of Psychological Science
OSU Main Campus
Courses Taught: 

General Psychology
Research Methods
Science of Teaching and Learning


Research/Career Interests: 

Dr. Gurung is interested in helping students learn effectively. He is currently unpacking the factors that can increase learning in higher education. His work also investigates ways to diffuse prejudice (including racism and sexism, and the role of clothing), especially in the context of learning. In his Applied Social Cognition (ASC) Lab, undergraduate and graduate students work with him to “ASC” the tough questions: Applied Social Cognition (ASC) Lab.  If you are an OSU undergrad interested in working in the lab, visit the lab website and complete an application (Full for 2023-24).      

Dr. Gurung is accepting graduate students interested in topics related to teaching and learning. To apply, follow this link to the Future Graduate Students page and send your application to the OSU Graduate program before the deadline.  Please note that you will apply for the Applied Cognition Area (Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, SoTL).

Beyond OSU