Professor and Director, General Psychology Program
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Office: 541-737-1371

Reed Lodge

Reed Lodge 222

2950 SW Jefferson Way

2950 SW Jefferson 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 accepting applications for undergrad RAs, including honors students and URSA award students.

Please click here for application.

Successful applicants typically have completed stats, methods, have interests in lab related content, especially related to People of Color, LGBTQ+ 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. He is currently working on A Complete Guide to a Teaching Focused Career (with Pam Ansburg and Mark Basham), and Studying Like a Champion: Applying Cognitive Science to Everyday Life (with John Dunlosky). He was a founding co-editor of APA's journal Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology. He co-chairs the APA General Psychology Initiative and is current past president of 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)

Schwartz, E., Landrum, R. E., & Gurung, R. A. R. (in press). 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. (2019). Health psychology: Well-being in a diverse world (4th ed.). SAGE.

Gurung, R. A. R., & †Stoa, R. (In press). Teaching research methods: A national study of instructors and students. Teaching of Psychology.

Gurung, R. A. R. & Burns, K. (2019). Putting evidence-based claims to the test: A multi-site classroom study of retrieval practice and spaced practice. Applied Cognitive 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. (Ed.). (2018). Latino health. Westport, CT: Praeger.

Chew, S., Halonen, J., McCarthy, M., Gurung, R. A. R., McEntarfer, R., & Landrum, R. E.(2018). Practicing what we teach: Improving teaching and learning in psychology. Teaching of Psychology, 45(3), 239-245. doi:10.1177/0098628318779264

Gurung, R. A. R. (Ed.). (2017). Mexican American health: Social, cultural, and clinical perspectives. Praeger.

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

Richmond, A., Boysen, G., & Gurung, R. A. R. (2016). An evidence-based guide to college and university teaching: Model teaching competencies. Routledge.

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
Courses Taught: 

General Psychology
Science of Teaching and Learning


Research/Career Interests: 

Dr. Gurung is currently investigating ways to diffuse prejudice (including racism and sexism) and unpacking the factors that can increase learning, especially in higher education. 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.      

Dr. Gurung is accepting graduate students. 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.

Beyond OSU